Robert F. Mitchell

Robert F. Mitchell, 97, of Greene Township, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, at Elmwood Gardens. 

He was born in Corry, Pa., on Oct. 14, 1924, a son of the late John and Clara Dunham Mitchell.

Robert served in the United States Army during World War II and was awarded a Bronze Star.

His professional career began in Corry, where as a high school student he began a radio repair business with a friend. After the war, he was employed by Westinghouse in Erie. When the Westinghouse consolidated to Pittsburgh, he stayed in Erie, and  worked as a Kohler emergency generator repairman for some years before signing on at Elgin Electronics. He studied electrical engineering at Behrend Center.

For many years he was an ordained elder at Belle Valley Presbyterian Church.

He was an avid reader, with wide ranging interest and knowledge — of his own field, technology in general, and the world.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Agnes Lee Mitchell; two sons, John and Roger Mitchell; his sister, Jean Rich; and brother William Moir.

He and Agnes spent extensive time researching the genealogy of their families. They volunteered together at the Corry Area Historical Society and Bob worked with his son, John, restoring a theater pipe organ installed in their home. They attended many organ concerts in the tri-state area and were yearly attendees at pipe organ conventions around the country.

Survivors include one son, Thomas Mitchell, of Arlington, Va.; his daughter-in-law, Diana Mitchell (late John) of Union City; three grandchildren, Steven Mitchell, of South Bend, Ind., Eric Scott Mitchell and his wife, Heather, of Charlottesville, Va., and Darren Mitchell and his wife, Elizabeth, of Cincinnati, Ohio; four great-grandchildren, Livia and Max, of Charlottesville, Va., and Abigail and Joshua of Cincinnati, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. 

Funeral arrangements were made by Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Road, Erie, PA 16504.  

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