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Richard E. Mitchell

June 4, 1935 June 6, 2019
Richard E. Mitchell
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Obituary for Richard E. Mitchell

Richard E. Mitchell, age 84, of Zelienople, died peacefully on Thursday, June 6, 2019 while under the care of Passavant Retirement Community.

Born June 4, 1935 in Independence, Missouri, he was the son of the late Magness J. Mitchell and Rose Huey Mitchell.

Richard retired from his position as Grants Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency in 1995. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. In his free time he enjoyed being an artist, traveling the world, and playing guitar.

Richard is survived by his wife of 59 years, Gisela Mitchell; his daughter, Claudia R. Porter, and her husband, Eric, of Slippery Rock; his son, Ian G. Mitchell, and his wife, Susan, of Virginia, and three grandchildren, Rebecca A. Porter, Sebastian T. Mitchell, Declan P. Mitchell.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.

Services for Richard will be held privately by his family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Passavant Benevolent Fund/ LAS Foundation, 105 Burgess Dr., Zelienople, PA 16063.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Boylan Funeral Home, Inc., 324 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople, PA 16063.


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