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William J. Mitchell


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William J. Mitchell

William J. Mitchell was born May 26, 1923, in Cleveland ,Ohio, to Gertrude and James Mitchell, and died on June 22, 2017. Mitchell grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and is an Air Force World War II veteran. Following the war, he began his career in women's apparel with Franklin Simon. He was transferred to New York, where his life-long love of NYC began. He was hired as a buyer for Steinbach's in Asbury Park and moved to the Jersey Shore.

Mitchell then joined the women's clothing company Alfred Dunner in New York, and worked there until he was 92. Bill lived in Manhattan, and spent his weekends at his beloved Jersey Shore with the beach and his gardens. Mitchell traveled the globe with friends and family. He is predeceased by his parents, his brother and sister-in-law, James (Mildred) Mitchell, and his brother, Donald Lincoln (Dorothy) Mitchell. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Albert Zanetti, sister-in-law, Dorothy Mitchell, and his eight nieces and nephews, James Mitchell, Ann Mitchell (Chris Belting), Mark (Angella) Zanetti, William (Kris) Zanetti, Teri Valentino, Robert (Karen) Zanetti, James (Marion) Mitchell, and Susan Zanetti (Christine Zirafi). He is also adored by eighteen great nieces and nephews and their children. Mitchell also leaves behind friends as dear as family. A bench will be placed in Bryant Park in NYC in Bill's name. If you wish to contribute you can send a tax deductible donation to the Bryant Park Corporation, PO Box 40201, Bay Village Ohio, 44140. Funeral services will be held privately under the direction of the Reilly Bonner Funeral Home, 801 D Street Belmar NJ, 07719. To send condolences to the family, please visit, reillybonnerfuneral home.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on July 2, 2017
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