July 25, 1934 ‒ January 27, 2016
Eli Mitchell, 81, of Delaware, OH passed away early Wednesday morning January 27, 2016 at Willowbrook at Delaware Run.
He was born July 25, 1934 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Michael and Amelia (Lovric) Mitchell and later served his country as a Sergeant in the United States Air Force, where he taught B-52 and B-47 gunnery systems to officers. He spent quite a bit of time overseas which he enjoyed and visited many countries.
Eli worked in transportation management for UPS, Western Auto and The Limited, which he truly loved. He coached baseball, softball and basketball for girls and boys in Delaware and Salina, Kansas. He also umpired baseball games for high schools and colleges in Kansas and locally in Delaware. He was a former member of the Delaware Eagles, Moose and Elks lodges.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife Jean Ann Mitchell whom he married on January 17, 1959 in Cincinnati; sons Mark (Donna), Michael (Heather) and Steven (Stephanie); daughters Kimberly (James) Connon and Teresa “Terri” (Tom) Bentley; sixteen grandchildren Tiffany (Bobby), Tara, Taylor, Jordan, Jared, Alecia, Brice, Chloe, Delanie, Cody, Sara, Zachary, Danielle (Clinton), J.D., Tait and Trey; four great grandchildren J.J., Alyssa, Harper and Taven; three brothers Charles, George and Daniel Mitchell; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers Nicholas and Michael and a sister Mildred Cummings.
The family will receive friends on Sunday January 31, 2016 from 2 – 5 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday February 1, 2016 at 10:00 am at St. Mary Catholic Church, 82 E. William Street, Delaware with Rev Fr. James Black officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association. The St. Mary Bereavement will then host a luncheon in the Snyder Rodman Community Room.
Contributions in Eli’s memory may be made to SourcePoint (formerly Council for Older Adults), 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware, OH 43015
To share a fond memory of Eli or to offer a condolence to the family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com