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Old 03-10-2004, 05:52 PM
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Too bad he isn't a gynecologist
 
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Too bad he isn't a gynecologist
I bet that paint job would look like its all wet
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Here is a piece about the owner of the boat. Truely a great man and someone with a very interesting life. Always a pleasure to sit and talk with. The boat was part of his persona, he did things because he could, not caring what other thought. One thing not mentioned in the piece from Forbes, he (is) the single largest land holder in VA with the largest herd of Buffalo east of the Mississippi. He will be missed.

In #19 that's his mechanic, he is in #20.


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RUMSON, New Jersey, Dec 19 - An estimated 1,500 mourners -- from Wall Street titans to rock-and-roll royalty -- gathered on Friday for the funeral service of John Mulheren, the legendary and controversial financier and philanthropist.

Rock stars Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi were among those attending the funeral, held at Holy Cross Church, a modest chapel in the affluent community of Rumson, located on the Jersey shore, 25 miles south of Wall Street -- where Mulheren earned both fame and notoriety, beginning in the early 1980s.

Mulheren, one of Wall Street's brightest and most colorful figures, died Monday of a heart attack. He was 54.

Among his notable achievements was being named a managing director at Merrill Lynch & Co. (nyse: MER - news - people) at 25. He later became the chief executive of Bear Wagner Specialists, one of seven New York Stock Exchange specialist trading firms.

But for all his brilliance as a trader and the enormous sums of money he made, Mulheren was swept into a highly publicized controversy related to fellow Wall Street icon Ivan Boesky. Mulheren was dragged into the Boesky scandal after Boesky implicated him in a massive trading fraud case.

Mulheren, apparently suffering from manic depression, was caught by police in 1988 with weapons in his vehicle, and he was threatening to kill Boesky and his chief trader.

Mulheren was indicted in 1989 on conspiracy and fraud charges for buying a block of Gulf & Western stock in 1985, sending the share price up. Boesky apparently made a killing on the shares of Gulf & Western he owned. In 1990, Mulheren was convicted.

But the conviction was overturned in 1991 and the charges were later erased from Mulheren's record after he participated in an intervention program.

Mulheren's troubles, though not ignored at the service, were not upper most on people's minds on Friday.

"It was a life well lived. He was a financial genius who held his head high," said Kenneth Langone, a long-time member of the New York Stock Exchange board and co-founder of Home Depot Inc. (nyse: HD - news - people)

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Langone was one of many well-known Wall Street figures who attended the funeral on Friday.

Among them were James Cayne, chairman of Bear Stearns Cos. Inc. (nyse: BSC - news - people), the firm that is a partner in Bear Wagner Specialists; Alan "Ace" Greenberg, former Bear Stearns chairman, who spoke at the service, and William Johnston, former president and chief operating officer of the New York Stock Exchange.

Mr. Bon Jovi, a fellow resident of Rumson and lead singer of the rock band Bon Jovi, was among the long line of mourners who stood outside waiting to enter the gray, shingled church.

The line of mourners, which stretched for blocks, contained a mix of suits and blue jeans, a testament to Mulheren's personality. He befriended white-collar bankers, blue-collar workers, neighbors, and rock stars.

The Ocean County Emerald Society Pipes & Drums played outside the church before the service. Inside, Nils Lofgren, a member of Springsteen's E Street Band, sang "Wind Beneath My Wings."

Springsteen, wearing a red shirt, closed the ceremony with a request from Mulheren's wife -- a rendition of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town."

During his eulogy, Father Joseph Hughes said Mulheren was "generous, crazy, unpredictable, loving and kind.

"Just by his very nature, he was born to give," Hughes said, adding that Mulheren's generosity often came "through quiet deeds most of us will never know."

Speaking at the 2002 commencement ceremony of his alma mater, Roanoke College in Salem Va., to which he donated more than $500 million over the years, Mulheren opened his remarks saying, "As I recall, the last time I was in front of a group this large, I think the day started with the statement, ‘May the defendant please rise.’ "

The sense of humor extended even to his well-documented battle with manic depression. In a nod to his disorder the ice cream store he owned on River Road bears the colorful moniker Crazees.


Mulheren spent most of his early life in Redbank, New Jersey, and later, seven miles west in Rumson, where he was known for both his philanthropy and large land holdings.

He was born in New York on June 20, 1949, the second of six children. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, and seven children. (Additional reporting by Michael Flaherty)

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One of his other boats.



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That has to be a situation when you look back in 20 years and say what the [email protected]@@ was I thinking, sorta like looking back at the hairdos you had when you were young. I can imagine he probably thought that people would look at that and think How cute, if he would have thought a little farther and realized people are saying , What a dumb***.
Another little something about your dumb***.


Mulheren was generous to friends and to strangers


Published in the Asbury Park Press 12/30/03
By BOB CARUSO
Two summers past, I was painting with watercolors while on my lunch hour next to the Navesink River. A man's voice came from behind me asking how long I had been painting. I replied, without looking back, "Only a few years." He said with a laugh, "That seems about right."

I immediately thought I was being insulted and a confrontation was going to take place. When I turned to face him, he had a smile from ear to ear that just melted away any anger I had.

He sat down next to me and we introduced ourselves. His name was John. He asked me what I did for a living. I told him that I was about to become a "new-wave watercolor artist who was going to sell his paintings for an excessive amount of money to the well-off residents of Rumson." He laughed long and loud about that and complimented me on my sense of humor.

I then told him that I was a director with the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey. He told me that he knew about our organization and that he was very familiar with our special child health services. He seemed to know more about it than I did. This led into a one-hour-plus conversation about his family, friends and current events. It wasn't much of a conversation as he did all the talking and I did all the listening. This stranger was telling me some of the most entertaining, enlightening and personal facets of his life imaginable. He made me laugh. He made me sad. He made me think. The time went much too fast.

At the end of our conversation, he asked me if there were any artists I favored. I told him I was partial to the watercolor painters of the 1940s and '50s. I also told him that there was a new painter, Caroline DeMarco, whose work I'd seen in a very small Richmond gallery that I enjoyed. He wanted to know why this artist. After some thought, all I could say was "she made me think of younger days and made me smile." He left after that and I returned to work.

The following week, the receptionist called me and told me a courier had brought a package and she thought it was for me. A small 18- by 14-inch flat package wrapped in plain brown paper and addressed to "Bob the Wannabe Watercolor Artist, Visiting Nurses, Red Bank." Opening the package, I was astonished to find a watercolor by the artist I admired. There was a note inside that said, "Bringing out the best in someone makes you and them the better for it. Thanks for listening. John." There wasn't a last name or address on the package or note. I wanted to thank him for his generosity but had no way to do so.

I continued to paint at the same location and hoped he would return, but I never saw him again.

While reading the Press about the passing of John Mulheren, I saw a picture of him. Imagine my shock when I saw that my friend "John" from that August day two years prior and John Mulheren were the same person. When I read all the wonderful things his friends said of him, I was no longer shocked but thankful that I'd met him. Besides being a loving father and husband, a good friend and a giving person to charities, you can add that he was generous to a stranger as well.

I look at that painting in my home and remember the man who gave it to me. I'll keep a kind thought about him and say a prayer for his family and friends who lost a loving, generous and giving soul.
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i think my buddy bought his old boat. it was a 35 fountain called I-SCREAM with ice cream cones all over it.....but not quite as bad as the 42. We spent about 3 weeks wet-sanding and buffing them out.

what was the guy thinking??
Think not. His last Fountain, a 38 with 420s, was painted aqua camo. Also had a quad engine Aqua Sport CC painted to match.

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That CC was in boat trader Florida last summer. Said it was a recent paint job if I recall.
 
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That CC was in boat trader Florida last summer. Said it was a recent paint job if I recall.
The Fountain CC or the Aquasport? He sold the Aquasport a couple of years ago. The Fountain CC was new in 00 or 01.
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That is sickning, how could you be seen in that boat. It better have a pair of 1000's in it to avoid embarrasment.
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That is sickning, how could you be seen in that boat. It better have a pair of 1000's in it to avoid embarrasment.
The boat was one of the first step bottom 42s with triples in it, 502s.
When the painter first got done John looked at it and said not enough, put more on it. The bottom is covered as much as the top.
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