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William "Bill" Mitchell Jr.

Bill was a lifelong resident of the area and resided in Napanoch the majority of his life. He was a Korean War Veteran enlisting in the United States Navy in 1953 at the age of 17, where he attained the rank of Machinist Mate Second Class. Upon his release from active duty in 1956, with an honorable discharge, he worked on the New York State Thruway for a while and in May of 1957 he started his 33-year career with the New York State Department of Corrections, retiring as a Lieutenant in 1990. During these years he also served as an Elected Assessor for the Town of Rochester and as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 21 of Accord. Shortly after retiring from the NYSDOC, he began cooking for both the Elks and Saint Marks United Methodist Church.

Bill after joining the Ellenville Elks in 1979 became very active in the organization serving at various officer positions including Exulted Ruler for the 1997 Lodge year. He then became the lodge secretary serving for years until stepping down in 2017. In 2016 he was nominated and elected by the members as an honorary life member for his dedicated service to the lodge.

Surviving is his wife Jacqueline (Coombs) Mitchell; his children, William R. Mitchell, Maureen Faro (Michael), John Mahoney (Karen) and Karen Mahoney; siblings, Robert Mitchell, Loretta Ackerley (Donald), Joseph Mitchell (Susan), Thomas Mitchell (Carolyn) and Donald Mitchell (Fawn); grandchildren, William (Lynn), Lynia, Cora, Christina (Brian), Amanda (Keith), Shauna, Riley, Eder D. and Izalina; 9 great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

Bill was predeceased by his sister, Kim Nash and her husband Thomas and his sister-in-law, Kay Mitchell.

Due to the ongoing spread of COVID and the safety of the community the family will hold services privately.

A celebration of his Bill’s life will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Bill’s name to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church

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A candle was lit in memory of William Mitchell Jr.

Claudia OBrien Oct 21 2021 4:08 PM

Sorry to hear of Billys' passing. He was a great man

Tommy Thompson Sep 13 2021 12:00 AM

I remember all the great dinner at the Elks. What a great men. Blessings to the family.

Josey Sep 13 2021 12:00 AM

Our condolences to the Mitchell family. I miss him and the rest of the Mitchells bantering in my father's store. Rest in peace Bill.Candice Christian Mantone and Walter Mantone

Walter Mantone Sep 11 2021 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers to the family. Rest in peace Bill and thank you for your service.

Kevin Goetschius Sep 11 2021 12:00 AM

Condolences to the entire Mitchell family. Many fond memories from childhood in Whitfield.

Ed and Cindy Gillespie Sep 9 2021 12:00 AM

All of this little valley will miss you,Lots of fond memories all the way back to my toddler days.Condolences.

Paul Trumbull Sep 9 2021 12:00 AM

Our condolences go out to the entire Mitchell family. Bill was one of a kind, gave 100% all the time. Rest well my friend.

Rich & Debbie Bradford Sep 8 2021 12:00 AM

We will always have fond memories of Bill. He was one of the best. Offering our deepest condolences to the Mitchell family.

Bill and Denise Donaghy Sep 8 2021 12:00 AM

Good Friend, enjoyed his company and playing Golf together. Will miss him...

Leonard Quick Sr (Skip) Sep 8 2021 12:00 AM

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