HOLLADAY — The former owner and publisher of the Hilltop Times died May 22.
William “Bill” Mulvay, 88, owned and operated the Hill AFB newspaper for 30 years. He was honored as Master Editor and Publisher by the Utah Press Association in 1997, the year he retired.
In 1967, he and a partner purchased the contract for the base paper. He later became sole owner of the contract and established his own printing and advertising firm, MorMedia
The press association cited him as “one who has worked hard, lived honorably, thought soundly, and influenced unselfishly.”
Mulvay and his wife, Ruth, were together just short of 70 years. She and four children survive him, along with 20 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Growing up in the Great Depression, he gave up basketball at East High School after he got two part-time jobs. He also went fishing with his dad to help feed the family.
Prior to purchasing the newspaper contract, Mulvay enlisted in the Navy’s V-12 offers’ training program, completing four years of college in two. He graduated from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana in electrical engineering.
He was a partner in a Salt Lake County grocery store, sold mutual funds, was in the ma manufacturing business for a time in Boston, and managed Hilltop IGA Market.
Funeral services were held May 24 in Murray.