Paul Albert Mitchell (1930 - 2015)

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Paul Albert Mitchell, 84, of Hyde Avenue, Ridgway, went to be with his family in heaven on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. He died at Highland View Health Care Center in Brockway.
He was born in Cloe, Pa., on March 8, 1930, to the late Paul W. and Hazel M. Johnson Mitchell. He was married on June 25 to Doris Virginia Cook, who preceded him in death on Nov. 26, 2011.
Retired, he was a self-employed lumberman/logger. Paul was one of two last surviving founding members of the Church of the Nazarene in Ridgway. His greatest enjoyment came from being in the outdoors spending time with his grandchildren. Paul will be greatly missed by all.
He is survived by two daughters, Debra Jean Merritt and Grace Ellen Tripodi and one son, Steven Lee Mitchell. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren: Michael, Aaron, Matt, Andrew, Bobby, Tammy, Billy, Zeke, Rick, Donna, Katie, Kristen, Emily, Steven and Alyssa and 20 great-grandchildren: Alayna, Tyler, Alex, Lillian, Logan, Paige, Alexis, Riquel, Francis, Jordan, Riley, Bailey, Aiden, Courtney, Caleb, Emma, Cole, Josie, Lydia and Hank.
In addition to his parents and his wife he was also preceded in death by a son, Paul L. Mitchell; a son-in-law, Stephen F. Merritt; a daugher-in-law, Lizbeth Mitchell; a brother, Lloyd Mitchell; and two sisters, Sara Platt and Edna Mae Nero.
Calling hours will be from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, at the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc. in Brockway. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, also at the funeral home with Pastor David Nagele officiating. Burial will follow in the Frostburg Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hahne Cancer Center, the Brockway Church of God, or the Church of the Nazarene in Ridgway.
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1033 4Th Ave
Brockway, PA 15824
(814) 268-2732
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Published in The Courier Express from Jan. 4 to Jan. 5, 2015