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Mr. Peter Mitchell, age 63 of Marietta, Georgia, died Saturday, July 26, 2003. A native of Staten Island, New York, Mr. Mitchell was a graduate of LaFayette University, Easton, Pennsylvania, and attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. He served for five years in the United States Army, including a tour of 18 months with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. Mr. Mitchell was a recipient of the Silver Star Medal, the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Oak Leaf Cluster for bravery and meritorius service. Mr. Mitchell was Chairman and immediate past President of the Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association and an active volunteer with the American Red Cross, where he served as a Disaster Action Team Member and was past Captain at the Northwest Metro Service Center. Mr. Mitchell was also the American Red CrossNational Disaster Field Supply Center Manager and the Emergency Response Vehicle Coordinator for the State of Georgia. He was active in Cobb County Republican politics, was a member of the Atlanta Lion's Club, a Troop Leader for the Boy Scouts of America, and a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, where he was a member. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Fern Stooksbury Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell is survived by his wife, Ellen Hankins Mitchell, his son, Robert Joseph Mitchell of Atlanta; his daughter and son in-law, Lori and Kevin Kelleher of Charleston, SC; his stepchildren and their spouses, Major Steven and Natalie Hawkins of West Point, NY and Scott Miller of Rayville, MO and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 30 at 2:00 p.m . at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with the Reverend Laura Parker and Reverend Ronald Baskin officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, July 29 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. at Canton Hill. On-line tributes for Mr. Mitchell may be posted at www.mem.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 1955 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA. 30324 or to the Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association, 4243 Dunwoody Club Drive, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA. 30350. Arrangements by H.M. Patterson & Son, Canton Hill Chapel, 1157 Old Canton Rd., N.E., Marietta, GA. 30068. 770-977-9485.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 29, 2003