Eli Mitchell

July 25, 1934 ‒ January 27, 2016

Delaware, Ohio

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

  • So sorry to hear of Eli passing away! We have nothing but fond memories of him and his family. Delaware still holds a special place in our hearts!
    Prayers for your entire family!
    Greg and Barb

  • We are sorry for your loss.
    We will always remember the great times we all had playing poker and the New Year’s eve lobster cooks. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  • We are so sorry Jean and family for your loss
    you are in our thoughts and prayers

    Foot and Ankle Wellness Center

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. I worked with Eli for about 8 years while at LDS as he was my first boss in the Transportation Dept. after moving back from Maryland. He was truly an inspiration to me and always had time to talk with you and had many humorous stores to share especially at our many morning breaks and lunches at the Limited and on our group trip out to Durango, CO. He was someone I cared a lot about and loved to still see him in town hanging out at the McDonalds.
    He will definitely be missed by many.

    Susan Snyder (Webb)

  • Dear Mitchell Family, I wish you all the best in this most difficult time. Eli was a great man and a generous person in all ways.

  • Eli was one of my best friends in the world of transportation. His caring, honest and sincere feelings , were attributes that defined Eli in all aspects of our friendship. He was special and is remembered with fondness.

    Our community will miss Eli’s positive caring attitude. We are all better off having had Eli in our lives. Our special prayers are with the Mitchell family.

    Ted Waltz

  • Our hearts and prayers are with all of the Mitchell family. Eli made a wonderful impact on our family and we treasured our moments with him.

  • So sorry for your loss. I remember when Mr. Mitchell gave us permission to TP the yard during basketball season. He even helped show us how to do it. My thoughts and prayers are with all you. God Bless you all. Peace be with you.

  • So sad to hear of the loss of my pal and partner in crime at baseball, sweet-sweet Eli. He was always so warm and loving, he was quiet but so kind and he always brightened my day by just being there cheering on the boys!
    Thoughts and prayers are with you all!
    Jen Miller

  • Mike, Steve and the entire family,

    I was truly saddened to hear of the passing of your father. He was a great man as evidenced by the dignity and grace of the two of you. My heart and prayers go out to all of you in this time of your loss. Be consoled knowing that he is with our lord and savior Jesus Christ.

    Joe Moore

  • So sorry Jean for your loss. Eli was a great family man and a “friend to all” person who will be kindly remembered.

  • So sorry for your loss Jean and family. I worked with Eli at Limited Brands for 7 fun years and he brought laughter to the department every day with his quick wit. I am sure he has Heaven laughing.

  • God Bless and Thank YOU, Sgt. Mitchell for your service in The U.S.Air Force. Teaching Gunnery Systems for B-47 and B-52 Aircraft. RIP…… And Semper Fi.

  • So sorry to hear of Eli’s passing…he was respected and admired by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  • Connie and I were so sorry to hear of Eli’s passing. He was a Peer among Peer’s in the logistics Industry. he was revered by his co workers and lover by us who called on him. He always had a “dry joke”, that took a minute to sink in. I’m glad to say he was a Personal Friend. God Bless and he will be missed by all.

  • Dear Jean and the Mitchell family. You have been in my thoughts and prayers all week. I was truly sad to hear of Eli’s passing. I always enjoyed talking with him and was glad I had the opportunity to see him on his birthday. I know all of you will miss him terribly. Sending love your way.

  • There are so many memories that go way, way back in time. Bowling, golf, cards, parties, etc. I and my family will miss him. I’m so sorry for you, Jean and family.