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Thomas E. Mitchell, age 79, of Madison, passed away at home Sunday, May 21, 2017.
He was born Sept. 17, 1937, and joins his loving parents, Arthur and Bess (Cray) Mitchell. TomĀ married Joanne Pierfelice in 1959 and together started a family.
Tom graduated from Madison High School in 1955. He studied chemistry at OSU and attended Max Hays Trade School in Cleveland, Lincoln Electric Welding School, Euclid, and Stationary Engineer School in Painesville. Tom was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 18 for more than 50 years.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joanne; children, Thomas A. (Kathryn "Kay") Mitchell, Mark A. Mitchell, David A. Mitchell, Mary Jo (Daniel) Riddell; granddaughters, Isla and Ailsa.
Tom was preceded in death by his daughter, Ann Marie, and his parents.
Friends may call 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 26 River St., Madison, Ohio 44057.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Reverend Father Sean Donnelly at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2846 Hubbard Road, Madison, Ohio 44057.
Contributions may be made in Tom's name to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44110.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Published on May 22, 2017
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