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Mr. James A. Mulbah, Sr.
(AKA Oldpa or Teacher Mulbah)
Sunrise: October 15, 1930 – Sunset: January 23, 2016

It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that the Mulbah family announces the peaceful home going of our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and dedicated educator, James A. Mulbah, Sr. (aka Teacher Mulbah, Oldpa) of Harrisburg, Montserrado County, (also Kpakamai, Lofa County) Liberia, West Africa.  This sad event occurred on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 6:16 PM at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory his wife for over 50 years, Fefe G. Mulbah, his children, John Quay, Dr. Dorothy Jartu Sawo (Glardeya), Kormassah L. Mulbah (Christian), James A. Mulbah, Jr. (Charlene), Moginastin W. Mulbah (Veronica), his brothers, David C. Mulbah (Barbara), Manyango Z. Mulbah (Nyamah); grandchildren, great-grandchildren, foster children, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends of USA and Liberia.

He was predeceased by his brother, George S. Mulbah, his sisters, Saybah Mulbah and Kormassah K. Mulbah-Jallawalla.

Oldpa, you will be sorely missed especially by your wife and children who love you dearly, your brothers, relatives and friends.  May your soul rest in perfect peace and light everlasting shine upon you.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a project he started before his death.  Our father’s passion and vision for the children of Harrisburg Public School was to open a football field / playground.

Viewing & Funeral Service:
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Viewing: 9:00-11:00 A.M.
Service: 11:00 A.M.
Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
1765 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029

In compliance with his wish to be buried in Harrisburg, Liberia, Mr. James A. Mulbah, Sr. will be flown to Harrisburg, Liberia for a wake keeping on March 11, 2016 and funeral service and burial to be held on March 12, 2016 at the Day Memorial Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, Liberia

Family members, former students and friends wishing to make financial contribution to the Home-Going Events of Mr. James A. Mulbah, Sr. (Teacher Mulbah) may do so by depositing their contributions at any bank of America bank, savings account of James A. Mulbah, Jr.  The account number is 483034712693. After depositing your contribution please inform James for recording via email, or 347-526-9952 or mail to 75 E 116th Street, Apt. 1D New York, NY 10029.

Hotel Accommodations Information:

Astor On The Park Hotel
465 Central Park West
New York, NY 10025
407-667-8700 or 212-866-1880
(1.2 miles from the church)

The East River Hotel
Courtyard Marriott
410 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128
800-321-2211 or 212-420-6777
(1.7 miles from the church)

Parking Garage Information:

I-Park (Imperial Parking)
24 W 117th Street, New York, NY 10026
212-828-3370, $14.00 for 12 hours

I-Park (Imperial Parking)
40 W 116th Street, New York, NY 10026
212-427-4195, $14.00 for 12 hours

Contacts in the USA:

Dr. Dorothy Jartu Sawo: 917-903-7274
David C. Mulbah: 508-463-8623
James A. Mulbah, Jr.: 347-526-9952
Kormassah L. Mulbah: 646-591-1143
Moginastin W. Mulbah: 347-545-2081
James M. Beyan: 646-303-0823

Contacts in the Liberia:

Manyango Z. Mulbah: 777-889-886
Joseph J. Mulbah: 777-775-5026
John R.G. Quay: 886-845-500
Joseph Waisco Thompson: 886-550-013
John Wesley:  886-527-494