It is with deep sorrow I announce the passing of my dear friend Anthony Mulle' (6/17/26 - 9/10/02) at Calvary Hospital, from pancreatic cancer. His passing is not unexpected but leaves a void which those of us who knew him well will long feel. He will be sorely missed. He was a genuine friend and a true lover of gambling artifice-- having worked for many years as a dealer and later as an "eye in the sky" in Nevada casinos-- and of magic, to which he contributed his choice thinking.
Known only to his friends in magic as "Tony," he gave generously of himself to those that knew him. His published material was not extensive but always sound, significant and useful. His "Riffle Diffle," in-the-hands False Shuffle, stands as one of the most convincing approaches ever offered. His "Rockin' Chair" Deal is unique in magic's literature for techniques for "Glimpsing" a card as it is dealt. Tony's "Retention of Vision Cut" was the far and away the most visually deceptive variation of the technique introduced to the magic fraternity by Mel Stover, commonly known as the "Winnipeg Cut."
Plans are being finalized for a wake on Tuesday, September 17, 2002, at:
Leo F. Kearns Funeral Home
61-40 Woodhaven Boulevard
Rego Park, NY 11374
This will be followed by a funeral procession to a Mass at:
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Roman Catholic Church
110-06 Queens Boulevard (at Ascan Ave.)
Forest Hills, NY
He will be place at rest at:
St. John's Cemetery
Resurrection Mausoleum - Gallery of the Martyrs
80-01 Metropolitan Ave.
Middle Village, NY
Blessed is he who rests in the Lord. Pass in Peace. Amen.