John B. Mitchell, Highland Presbyterian member, traveler, skilled in numerous hobbies

By on June 6, 2018

John B. Mitchell, Lititz, passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Hospice and Community Care.

Born in Springfield, Mo., he was the son of the late Ruth (Andrews) and Bernard Dorsey Mitchell. He was happily married for over 50 years to the late Judy (Bangert) Mitchell.

John was a loving father and grandfather, as well as a being a special uncle. He will be greatly missed.

John lived across the world. John attended and graduated from the University of Missouri. He received his law degree from the American University in Washington, D.C. He traveled extensively. He enjoyed woodworking, golf and was a lifelong learner. There wasn’t a hobby that John did not become an expert in: beekeeping, wine and beer making as well as woodcarving. John was on the Board of Manheim Township Emergency Medical Services. He was a long-time member of Highland Presbyterian Church.

John is survived by his children: Dan Mitchell (Karen) of Lancaster, Diane Harris of Lititz; two grandchildren: Wyatt Mitchell and Michael Harris; his sister: Shirley Briggs of Littleton, Colo.; several nieces and nephews, where he had a special place in his heart for his niece, Katrina Mitchell.

In addition to his wife Judy, John was preceded in death by his sister: Joy Mitchell

A memorial service was held June 2 at Highland Presbyterian Church, Lancaster. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Moravian Manor Benevolent Fund, Moravian Manor Campus, 300 W. Lemon St., Lititz, PA 17543.

To send an online condolence, visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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