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Charles Berton “Bert” Mulligan

Charles Berton “ Bert Mulligan, 10 2 , of Kents Store, VA , formerly of Ridgeley, WV, died on Tue sday, September 27, 2022 at Sentara M artha Jefferson Hospital in Charl ottesville, VA.
Born August 6, 1920 in Ridgeley, WV, he was the son of the late Thoma s S. Mulligan and Lula E. (Lancaster) Mulligan Bittner. He was a lso preceded in death by his wife, Edith “Edie” (Maiers) Mulligan; son s , Wayne Mulligan and Charles Mulligan; and brothers, Vernon and Thomas Mulligan. Survivors include his children , Terry Mulligan (Carlene) an d Debra Palmore (Curtis); grandch ildren, Michael Mulligan, Angela Shanholtz, Christopher Flanagan, Karen O’Donnell, Michele Plummer, Steven Mulligan and Crissy Shirey; d aughters-in-law, Bonnie Mulligan and Debbie Mull igan; a nd several great grandchildre n. Mr. Mulligan attended Ridgeley High School . H e joined the Marine s in his early 20 s where he fought on the island of Iwo Jima and witnessed the raising of the American flag. Mr. Mulligan retired from the Western M aryland Railroad, where he had been a b rakeman . He enjoye d hunting , fishing and baseball, the Pittsburgh Pirates being his favor ite . He bel onged to the United Transportation Union, F ort Ashby Post #6667, VFW, a lifetime member of the Ridgeley Volunte er Fire Company, a lifetime member of the Cumberland Outdoor Club , and a member of the Western Ma ryland Marine Corp s League . While living in Virginia with his daughter he enjoyed several vi sits to the Marine Corp Museum in Quantico. Especially the one celebrating the Marine Corp s Birthda y where he was the oldest Marine present and received the first piece of bi rthday cake. He also had the hon or of passin g the second piece of cake to the youngest Marine present. He wa s also s o honor ed to have met in person, Virginia s Governor and Lt. Governor . A special thank you to his friends of the Charlottesville, VA Marine Corps League Detachment #1256 for the visits and time spe nt with him. He so enjoyed and looked forward t hose visits. Thank you to the nurses at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital for the loving and kind care he received there. As per his wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Mr. Mulligan will be cremated.
Memorial contribution s may be made to the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.
Arrangements are being handled by Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, VA.
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