Retired Chemistry Professor Dies

April 1, 1999

Dr. Donald F. Mullica, research crystallographer in the chemistry department, died Tuesday, March 30, at a local hospital. He was 71.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in Miller Chapel on the Baylor campus.

Born in New Jersey, Mullica received his bachelor's degree in chemistry and biology at the University of Corpus Christi in 1971 and his master's degree in chemistry from Texas A&I in Kingsville in 1974. He received his doctorate in physical chemistry from Baylor University. He studied at both the University of Florence and the University of Perguia in Italy. While at Baylor, he served as a postdoctoral fellow then an assistant research professor prior to his most recent position. He is the author of 200 scientific publications.

Mullica was a past master of Waco Masonic Lodge No. 92 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Waco Scottish Rite Bodies, Karem Shrine Temple and Waco York Rite Bodies.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Mullica of Waco; sisters, Joan Crow and Donna Grahl, both of North Las Vegas; and several nieces, nephews and God children.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wilkerson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel in Waco. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Waco Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Baylor University chemistry department, the Methodist Children's Home, Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children in Dallas or a charity of choice.

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