It is with great sadness that the Senior Spectrum Newspaper family announces the passing of Chris McMullen, 66, on November 12, 2018 after a courageous two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Determined to fight, Chris was positive and strong. His determination and optimism reflected his strength and commitment to those who loved him. His passing has come at a great loss to his family and friends. He was an extraordinary father, friend and husband.
Chris and his wife Connie McMullen have been the co-owners of Senior Spectrum Newspapers for 25years. Chris was an advocate for older adults and was actively involved in several senior service organizations including the Senior Coalition of Washoe County. He organized Senior Fest for the past 23years, Northern Nevada’s largest Health and Wellness Fair for older adults. He also had many accomplishments in radio, television, and newspaper advertising.
In spite of our loss, Senior Spectrum readers can be assured the paper will continue to be published as Chris would have wanted for our communities seniors. Nothing will change in the distribution or circulation. The management of Senior Spectrum will be assumed by Connie McMullen and Chase McMullen, as the paper will remain in the family.
Chris was born in Chicago, Illinois, grew up in Fox Lake, Illinois, and spent the majority of his life in Reno, Nevada. He will be forever remembered by his wife of 43years, their three children, Tara (Shaun) Moran, Chase (Angela) McMullen, and Krystal McMullen, grandson, Jackson Moran; brother and sisters, Craig (Doris) McMullen, Cathy (Tony) Adams, and Carol McMullen, father-in-law John (Sonnia) Iliescu, and sister-in-law Kathy (Michael) Rain. Chris was preceded in death by his fathers Walter McMullen and Melvin General, his mother Dorothy General, and mother-in-law Sadie Iliescu.