Cedric Charles Mitchell aka “Mitch”, born on December 15, 1950, passed away peacefully at the age of 68 on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at his home in Antelope, CA.
He was born in Sayre, PA and raised in small town East Smithfield, PA, the son of Frank and Marion Mitchell and brother of Nancy, Jeff and Pam.
Mitch graduated from SRU High School, East Smithfield, PA. Upon graduation, he entered the US Air Force where he began his career as a lifer in the military. He is a patriotic man who served and retired from the Air Force after 24 years of service on F-111. There wasn’t anybody that knew more about the F-111 than Mitch. Mitch was especially proud of his father and his Naval service. His dad served aboard the USS Maryland during WWII and after a while, Mitch knew almost as much about the ship as his dad did.
He loved outdoor sports ranging from hunting, car racing, volleyball, softball and golf. Because of health restrictions, he had to give up the sports he loved. His dream and hope were to play again someday especially softball but during the meantime he found a replacement on the internet. In doing so, he gained numerous friends around the world playing internet golf.
Mitch was a very generous, kind man who would do anything to help anyone especially his family and organizations supporting Veterans and First Responders. Mitch has made a great impression in our lives and will be forever missed but live on in our hearts.
He was predeceased by his father, Frank Mitchell and his brother, Jeff.
He leaves his wife of 23 years, Karen; his mother, Marion, his sister and husband Nancy and Jack and his younger sister Pam. He has 2 sons, Scott (Stacy) Mitchell and Nicholas (Angie) Presley. He has 4 grandsons, Johnathan, Latham, Travis, Zack and 2 granddaughters, Savannah, and Olivia. He also has 3 nephews, Zac, Edward, Michael and 4 nieces, Dana, Seneca, Olivia, Sophia.
Graveside services with military honors will be held on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 11am at Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, PA. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Smithfield Township Fire Hall, and all in attendance are invited to join the family. The family is being assiste by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA.
In late July, a Celebration of Life Service will be held in Sacramento, CA.