Andrew Thomas Mulato, 91, of Louisville, Ohio passed away Friday evening at his home on February 9, 2024, surrounded in love by his entire family after courageously battling several medical issues for the past four years.
Andrew (Andy) was born to Andrew S. and Anna E. Mulato on December 15, 1932, in Mingo Junction, Ohio. After graduating from Steubenville Central Catholic High School in 1950, he received Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering degrees from the Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland and the College of Steubenville, respectively. He was a charter member of the Omicron Alpha Kappa (OAK) fraternity.
Andy began a 42-year career with American Electric Power (AEP) as an engineer at the Tidd Power Plant in Brilliant, Ohio in 1955. Andy rose through the ranks at AEP with engineering assignments at the Cardinal Power Plant, also in Brilliant; the Muskingum River Power Plant in Beverly, Ohio; AEP Headquarters in New York City; and the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant in Bridgman, Michigan near Stevensville; before becoming Assistant Plant Manager at the Gavin Power Plant in Cheshire, Ohio near Gallipolis and Plant Manager at the Muskingum River Power Plant in Beverly, Ohio. Andy spent his final decade in an Executive role at AEP’s Ohio Power Headquarters in Canton, Ohio overseeing system-wide power plant operations until he retired in 1997.
Against all odds, Andy remained coherent, retained his trademark sense of humor, and displayed his charismatic personality until the end. His friends and family will remember him as a giving people-person and a man of faith who valued family and service to others above all else. In his retirement, he was an active member of the Ohio Power retiree’s organization, enjoyed bowling and playing golf, meeting friends for breakfast and lunch to catch up and cut-up, was an active member of the Sacred Heart parish, volunteered at the Canton Ex-Newsboys organization, and delivered food for Meals on Wheels. He also enjoyed watching and attending The Ohio State Buckeyes football games in the Fall and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He was an exceptional husband, father, and leader who married the love of his life, Mary C. Mulato (Coyne), on November 26, 1959, in Wheeling, West Virginia. Andy is survived by Mary, his loving wife of 65 years as well as his children Jim (Lisa) Mulato, Jeanne (Andrea) Romani, Joe Mulato, and Ann Mulato Mancuso, his brother Francie Mulato, ten grandchildren, Will (Grace) Cozean, Erin (David) Lovano, Andrew (Claire) Mulato, Nick (Sarah) Mancuso, Bobby (Chloe) Mulato, Sarah (Tommy)Ptak, Bryan (Braydie Elliott) Cozean, Christina Mulato, John Romani, Lucy Romani, and eight great-grandchildren.
Andy was preceded in death by his brother Jimmy Mulato, father Andrew S. Mulato, mother Anna E. Mulato, and sister Roseann (Frank) Balkun.
Please join us in celebrating his life at a funeral mass on Friday February 16, 2024, 11 AM, at Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Louisville, Ohio, followed immediately by a graveside ceremony and gathering in the church hall.
Visiting hours will be 4 PM to 7 PM on Thursday evening February 15 at Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home, 303 South Chapel Street, Louisville, Ohio as well as from 10 AM to 11AM at the Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 8900 Columbus Road NE, Louisville (Harrisburg), OH on Friday before mass.
In the spirit of the Canton Ex-Newsboys you may choose to remember Andy with a donation to http://starkhunger.org/donate-today/ to support the needs of local children and families.