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John Dewey Mitchell

February 28, 1930 December 13, 2019
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John Dewey Mitchell

Middletown, N.Y.

John Dewey Mitchell, a longtime resident of the area, died at Valley View Nursing Home after a long illness on December 13, 2019 with his family and dedicated staff caring for him. He was 89.

He was one of three children born in the Bronx to Walter and Catherine Sharkey Mitchell on February 28, 1930.

John served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and on February 25, 1962 he married the love of his life, Mary Driscoll and together they raised six children. They celebrated 48 years of marriage before her death on January 14, 2011. John was a lifetime member of the Circleville Fire Department, a family man who has left us memories of vacations in Glenbrook, his generosity, his love of baseball, Frank Sinatra, gambling at casinos and his wisecracking humor.

He is survived by his children; Catherine Hosking (Kenneth) of Greenville, Christine Vega (Peter) of Middletown, Connie Mitchell of Otisville, Carol Mitchell of Middletown, John Mitchell and Scott Mitchell, both of Middletown. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Matthew (Kristen), Danielle (Adam), Stefanie (Ray), Alexis and Derek as well as 7 great-grandchildren; Liam, Corbin, Isabella, Ava, Mason, Anthony and Abigail.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm with a Firematic Service at 7 pm. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday, December 18th at 11 am at the funeral home with burial following in Hillside Cemetery in the family Plot, with Military Honors.

Arrangements are under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc. applebeemcphillips@gmail.com

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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

17

Dec

2:00 PM 12/17/2019 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 12/17/2019 4:00:00 PM
Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home

130 Highland Ave.
Middletown, NY 10940

Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home
130 Highland Ave. Middletown 10940 NY
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

17

Dec

6:00 PM 12/17/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/17/2019 8:00:00 PM
Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home

130 Highland Ave.
Middletown, NY 10940

Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home
130 Highland Ave. Middletown 10940 NY
United States

Service

Wednesday

18

Dec

11:00 AM 12/18/2019 11:00:00 AM
Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home

130 Highland Ave.
Middletown, NY 10940

Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home
130 Highland Ave. Middletown 10940 NY
United States
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