Mr. Mitchel Ray Emswiller (1960 - 2014)

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Mitchel Ray Emswiller, 54, of Alexandria, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, at The Capital Caring Hospice, Arlington.

The family will receive friends Saturday, July 12, from 3-5 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home, Main St. Woodstock.

Mitch was born February 17, 1960, a son of the late Fred R. Jr. and Barbara Sanford Emswiller.

He graduated from Central High School, and JMU with a MBA degree. He previously was employed by Kennedy Konstruction Kompany, Edinburg; National Business College, Harrisonburg, Va; and Centex Homes of Stephens City.

Survivors include his loving wife, Anne Clark Emswiller; a daughter, Rachel Emswiller, Michael Emswiller, all at home in Alexandria. James Clark, his father-in-law, and Scott Clark (Kim), his brother-in-law, also survive.

Annie Emswiller, his grandmother of Woodstock, survive along with Mitch's siblings, brother, Martin Guy Emswiller (Kim), Maurertown, and sister, Lynn Davis, Woodstock.

Also surviving are his doting aunts, Marian Penton and Vickey Helsley (Freddie), Woodstock, and Sarah Williams (Bill) of Tucson, Az. Numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews survive with their fond memories of Mitch's wit, ready laughter, and zest for life.

Ella Hall, his step-mother, Harrisonburg; his step-brothers Carlton Custer (Lydia), Jamestown, NC, and Adrian Custer (Brooke), Hagerstown, Md, are Mitchel's survivors.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Mitchel R. Emswiller to the Fairfax County Library Audio Book collection and the Sherwood Hall Library through the Fairfax Library Foundation, 1200 Government Center Parkway, Suite 329, Fairfax, Va 22035 or online at

According to Mitchel's wishes, there will be no formal service. He was cremated, and his family will have a private disposition at a later date.

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on July 7, 2014
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