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John J. Mulderig III, corrections officer, coach; Oct. 22, 1939 -- June 25, 2010

John J. Mulderig III, who worked two decades as a corrections officer, died Friday in the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, Cheektowaga. He was 70.

Known as "Jack," Mr. Mulderig was a lifelong resident of South Buffalo. He was a graduate of Bishop Timon High School and had served with the National Guard and Reserves.

Mr. Mulderig had worked as a firefighter at Bethlehem Steel during the 1970s, then was with the state Department of Correctional Services from 1986 to 2006; part of that career was spent at Wyoming County Correctional Facility.

He owned the Ounce & Half bar on Abbott Road from 1978 to 1984. In recent years, he did security work for the Buffalo Bills and for Shamrock Security.

Mr. Mulderig had coached the South Buffalo Shamrocks football team, as well as the football teams at St. Francis and Bishop Timon high schools. He received a community service award from Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School.

He also coached the "Lemons," a girls team in the Buffalo Municipal Softball League.

He was a member and former chairman of the Police Emerald Society Educational Scholarship Committee. He also was a member of the Bison City Rod & Gun Club, Carriagers Club and the West Seneca Social Club.

Survivors include his wife, the former Maureen Bowers; a son, Edward Carney III; three sisters, Beth Stilwell, Elaine Connors and Jane Lowrey; and three brothers, James, Patrick and Michael.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Ridge Road and South Park Avenue, Lackawanna.

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