Harry Mitchell

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  • "Joyce-Sorry for the loss of your father. Will always..."
    - Judy Sayre McClanahan
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Harry E. Mitchell lost his battle with dementia on September 24, 2015. Born in Baltimore on 9/27/27, he was the youngest son of the late Harry Mitchell and Cora Marie (Wissig) Mitchell, the loving husband of Marlyn (Bolard) Mitchell, and the very loving father of Joyce M. Million-Hoff. He had 2 grandsons Max E. Million and Jett M. Million and 3 great grand children. He is survived by his sister Audrey Kuhnle and sister-in-law Irene Mitchell. He is predeceased by his sister Fran Wachter and his brother Frank Mitchell. As a child, he spent his summers on the Severn River at Sherwood Forest competing in many swimming and sailing events for which he won many medals. At 17 he joined the Merchant Marines and traveled around the globe bringing back supplies from WWII. He was very proud of his country and the military services evident by the flags flying at his house. Harry started his own home construction company which led to a career in commercial construction. Among his accomplishments were buildings at John Hopkins University, UMBC Agricultural Center, Sparrows Point shipyard, Salisbury Civic Center. In Carroll County where he lived from 1954-1974, he supervised the construction of Westminster High School (1969-70). He also briefly taught industrial arts and wood shop at Reisterstown High School while his daughter underwent heart surgery. Harry was an avid horseman, often seen riding the trails of Liberty Reservoir, foxhunting with Taylorsville Hounds, New Market Hounds, and starting his own club known as "The Mayberry Hounds." Horses were always his passion. In 1974 after a horse riding accident he move to Ocean City, Maryland where he rekindled his love for sailing. He sailed just about every day of the year from his home in OC until 2014. He enjoyed his many friends, the outdoors and animals. He enjoyed entertaining his friends with his many stories and barbeques at his home in OC. He will be deeply missed because those who knew him know there is only "ONE" Harry! Harry donated his body to the Maryland Anatomy Board and funeral services will be private. The family requests that you celebrate his life through a donation, in his name, for equine medical research to: Marion Dupont Scott Equine Center, 17690 Old Waterford Rd. Leesburg, Va. 20176

Published in Carroll County Times on Sept. 26, 2015
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