Preston Mulford, a 14th-generation member of the Mulford family of Amagansett, which included some who were whalers, died at home on Jan. 6 in Centreville, Va. He was 82.
Mr. Mulford was president of the Mulford Group, a company based in Prince Frederick, Md., with both a construction and maintenance division. He was also co-owner, with his wife, of the Mulford School, a private preschool and kindergarten in Centreville.
Mr. Mulford was born in Paterson, N.J., on April 25, 1929, a son of Preston Hudson Mulford Sr. and the former Virginia McCann. As a boy, he l