George Phydias Mitchell

1919 - 2013

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Interested in and capable of so much, he was a true entrepreneur and visionary, but most of all he was truly an intellectual caring about the unknown ---in the classical Greek tradition. He was my mentor and friend! He leaves such a wonderful legacy! Skip Porter

A few months after parents have left, it seems more difficult to beleive that they are not present to hug or to answer your questions. But they are present in the great visible gifts that they gave to Houston and Galveston. Their historic preservation work in Galveston impacted so many lives of people of all ages. Several years ago, I remember talking with your father on the phone, telling him about our challenge of trying to save the National Register Historic District of Freedmen's...

I had the opportunity to meet your father on several occasions and as you well know, he was a most generous man. His and his wife's contributions to the Houston/Galveston and the world are remarkable. I enjoyed your obituary very much and it is obvious that you understood your parents well. May the Lord bless and keep you, Respectfully submitted, Arly Nelson, Retired Professor, MD Anderson Cancer Cntr.

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. George Mitchell. I'll never forget that joyous glow he had when my band played "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" for him every year during the Galveston Mardi Gras celebration.
Dr. Michael White and the Michael White Quartet

We in Galveston appreciate what Mr. Mitchell has done for us, and we will always thank him for generously sharing his life wisth us. He was down-to-earth, more than generous, and never mean-spirited or demanding to strangers or friends. Thank you, Mitchell family, for sharing him with us. Bless your hearts, and bless George's heart.

Gig Em....

May the God of all comfort help your family to endure during this time of grief.

May the bereaved family of Mr. Mitchell, be comforted by reflecting on a time when all causes of death will be no more.


George's Obituaries

George Phydias Mitchell – The Father We Knew May 21, 1919 – July 26, 2013 Like the summer sunsets over Galveston Bay that George Phydias Mitchell loved, he slipped quietly, peacefully beyond the horizon of this living realm. His brilliant life leaves a legacy to guide our family and the...

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