James Muldoon Obituary, Death – On Wednesday, December 14, 2022, James J. Muldoon, 68 years old and a resident of Auburn, passed away suddenly. He was born and raised in Auburn, and his parents, John and Helen Kott Muldoon, both passed away before he was born. Jim attended Auburn High School and graduated with the Class of 1973. His Manhattans and Old Fashioneds, in particular, were legendary over his long career as a mixologist, but he was an expert in a wide range of alcoholic beverages. Since Jim has worked behind the bar in the past at places such as Curley’s, Sunset, Hofbrau, Highland Golf Course, and most recently for many years at Balloon’s Restaurant.
It is quite possible that the beverage you consumed in Auburn was one that he prepared. At Dick’s Sporting Goods, where he worked as the main salesperson for the golf department, Jimmy was frequently seen because it was difficult to conceal the fact that he was there. Jim was a fantastic golfer, as evidenced by the fact that he shot multiple holes-in-one at the Highland Park Golf Course. In addition to that, he was a devoted follower of the New York Mets and Jets. Jim had been a member of the Utopia Club and the Hibernian’s for a significant number of years, most likely ever since he was born.
Those whose lives Jim touched will never forget the quick wit, contagious smile, and charismatic ways he possessed. These qualities will live on in their memories. He is survived by his devoted children, son Ryan (Samantha) Muldoon and daughter Kristin (Nick) Muldoon Newert, a granddaughter named Julia, two sisters, his twin Mary Anne (Mimi) and Catherine (Paul) Bush, and his longtime companion Joyce McMurray. He also leaves behind a special nephew named Todd Cottrell in addition to a number of other nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his sister Joanne (Tom) Calescibetta, as well as his brothers-in-law Stephen Brooks and Milt White. Joanne (Tom) Calescibetta and Stephen Brooks and Milt White were his in-laws.