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“Moon” Mullins, 85

by David Zatz on

Former Chrysler Director of Worldwide Sales and Marketing and Public Relations Bernard F. Mullins, whose byline on Chrysler press releases was “Moon Mullins,” died at the age of 85 earlier this week, according to the International Motor Press Association (IMPA). 

Born on October 9, 1928, he is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Teresa, and their four children and eight grandchildren. Mr. Mullins enlisted in the US Navy at the age of eighteen and was stationed in Honolulu, later serving on the destroyer escorts USS Marsh and USS Spangler.

After World War II, he began his career with the Detroit Times as reporter and feature writer, receiving many awards and honors before the paper ceased publication in 1960. He then began his career in public relations with the Dodge Division of Chrysler Corporation, rising up to the post of  Director of Worldwide Sales and Marketing and Public Relations.

Moon Mullins

After retiring from Chrysler, Mr. Mullins became the primary public relations consultant for Toyota, before retiring once more at the age of 75.

He was a charter member of the Detroit Press Club, an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America, the International Motor Press Association, the National Motorsports Press Association, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Automobile Information Council. He was also a member of the National Commander’s Advisory council for American Veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.

The IMPA press releases stated, “He was a thoughtful, caring, patient and patriotic man who loved his family, his friends and his career. He was an inspiration to many and was respected and admired by all who knew him well. He will be remembered and deeply missed.”

A memorial mass will be said at St Pauls on the Lake in Grosse Pointe, Michigan Monday August 25, 2014 at 12 pm. Donations may be made in his memory to the Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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