Deaths Death Notices
McMULLEN, SHAWN JOSEPH
McMULLEN - Shawn Joseph After 26 noble years, Shawn Joseph, born November 12, 1988, was suddenly taken from us. Shawn entered into rest on September 14, 2015. He was the most genuine soul you could have encountered. Strong, but gentle in spirit, he had a way with people (children, in particular) that was loving, entertaining and comforting. Shawn was a valiant and courageous soldier of the United States Army, recognized for the way in which his sense of duty and honor preceded all that he accomplished. Shawn was no different when it came to family. He battled on behalf of all causes important to him and those around him; he offered comfort in times of need and added joy to even the happiest of moods. He is the beloved son of Timothy and Diane (Lipczynski) McMullen; most loving younger brother of Daniel (Cali) McMullen and Kelly (Jeremy) McMullen-Adler; adored grandson of William T. McMullen, the late Patricia Ballaro (nee Madden), Marilyn Lipczynski (nee Schwing) and the late Joseph Lipczynski. His loving spirit is carried on by his many cousins, aunts, uncles, brothers-in-arms, friends and extended family too numerous to list but not forgotten. His respect for others, passion, honesty, devotion, fearlessness, sincerity, selflessness and generosity will be remembered by all, as will his contagious smile. The family will be present to receive friends Friday, September 18, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Perna, Dengler, Roberts Funeral Home, 1671 Maple Road, Williamsville, New York 14221. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph University Parish at 3269 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14214. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Donate Life or Wounded Warriors Project. And as Shawn so generously requested, we would ask that you, too, would consider donating life one day.