Martin John Mitchell "Mitch"
Martin John Mitchell, of Newark, DE passed away after a long and courageous fight on December 24, 2012 at the age of 62. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by his loving family. Born in Pittston, PA, on July 3, 1950 to the late William and Rosemary Mitchell, Marty later moved to Newark, DE where he made Brookside his home. He was employed by Amtrak for 21 years before retiring and becoming Pop Pop. He was a diehard sports fan, especially the Phillies, Eagles and Flyers, no matter what the standings said. He enjoyed watching sports with the "boys in the hood" and other friends in the garage. He spent his early adult years coaching baseball and he continued coaching from the sidelines when his children or grandchildren were involved. His grandchildren were his life and the reason he fought so long and hard. He was guaranteed to smile when they were around no matter what the situation involved.
Marty was preceded in death by his brother, William, and his sister, Rosemary. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Lois; son, Marty and his wife Michelle; daughter, Keri-Lyn and her fiancé Stephen Kist; his grandchildren: Morgan, Jason and Madison; and mother-in-law, Myrtle Lloyd. He is also survived by his brothers: Matthew and wife Beverly, Robert and wife Barbara, Patrick and wife Delores, Michael, Wayne and wife Teri; sisters-in-law, Betty Jane and Charlotte; as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. The family would also like to thank the staff of the 3rd and 5th floors of Christiana Hospital for their compassion and care during his fight.
A visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Road, Newark, DE 19702 from 6pm-8pm and again on Monday, December 31, 2012 at Holy Family Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE 19713 from 10am-11am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am. Burial will be on January 2, 2013 at 10am in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the
, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693. For directions and to express an online condolence, visit www.strano-feeley.com
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