George Michael Mitchell, 63, of Framingham, died while in home hospice care on Thursday, March 28, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Clinton on August 24, 1949. He served as a Special Forces A-Team Medic in South Vietnam and Cambodia, and was the recipient of the Bronze Star, Combat Medical Badge and other decorations. George held degrees from UMass Boston and Simmons College, and enjoyed a very satisfying 35 year teaching career in the Science Department of Brookline High School. While there, he implemented several environmental science courses and created and oversaw a profit-making greenhouse and plant shop run by his students. In 2005, he retired, due to the onset of gastrointestinal cancer caused by exposure to Agent Orange while in Vietnam. George was a passionate salt water and fresh water fisherman, loved biking and gardening, and was an avid participant in the Yoga Warriors veterans program at the Central Mass Yoga Center. He leaves his wife of 40 years, Kati, his son James Sung and his brother James and nieces Robin and Emily of Fitchburg; and his second family, Paul, Ana Maria, Michael and Nicolas Radvany. Georges funeral will be held on Monday, April 1, 2013, with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 80 Union St., Clinton. The family respectfully requests that those attending go directly to the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Long Island Community Garden, c/o Penny Murly, Cushing Road, Long Island, ME 04050. McNally & Watson Funeral Home, 304 Church St., Clinton, is directing arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.mcnallywatson.com
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Published in MetroWest Daily News on Mar. 30, 2013