James Mitchell

Burial Date:

February 14, 2015

Birth & Death Date:

August 5, 1938 - February 9, 2015

Funeral Home:

Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home (Directions)


Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home (Directions)

ELYRIA TWP – James "Jim" Mitchell, 76, passed away on Monday, February 9, 2015 at O'Neill Healthcare in North Ridgeville, OH surrounded by his loving family. 

Jim was born in Washington, PA on August 5, 1938. He moved to Lorain as a child where he was raised and later moved to Elyria in 1963 where he resided until his passing. Jim was married on September 7, 1957 to Joan (nee: Berens) and they raised two children together, Jim and Debbie. He served in the U.S. Army, spending most of his time in Germany operating tanks from 1961 until the time of his honorable discharge in 1963 and was awarded a Marksman badge. 

Jim was a truck driver for over 30 years and was employed with Jefferson Trucking Company in Lorain, OH. He was a member of St. Agnes Church in Elyria, OH and the VFW. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and hunting, following the Cleveland Indians and collecting baseball sports memorabilia. He loved caring for animals and carried corn to feed the wildlife and his greatest love and joy was spending time with his family and friends. 

He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Joan Mitchell; children, Jim (Cathy) Mitchell and Debbie Mitchell; granddaughter, Lisa Schultz; brother, Kenneth (Terri) Miller Jr.; brother-in-law, Otto (Jane) Fore Jr.; and special uncle/"brother", Chuck Grimm. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Mitchell and Edna Mitchell-Miller; step-father, Kenneth Miller Sr.; and brother-in-law, Ben Berens.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, OH (440) 244-1961 on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 10:00 AM until time of the Memorial Service at 12:00 PM with Fr. Albert Veigas, officiating. 

Christian burial services will follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Twp., OH where military honors will be conducted by the DAV. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 3543 Pickett Rd., Lorain, OH 44053 or the Friendship Animal Protective League, 8303 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH 44035.

Published in The Morning Journal on Feb. 11, 2015

Burial Location

Section: Z - Garden of the Cross Lot Number: 259 Space: 2


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