Gerald L. Mitchell

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Gerald L. Mitchell

Gerald L. Mitchell, of Sharon, was called home from his residence on July 22, 2018, at 7:15 a.m. due to an extended illness. He was 83.
On Oct. 19, 1934, Gerald was born in Sharon to Clarence W. and Wilma (Fountain) Mitchell.
He graduated from Sharon High School in 1952.
Gerald worked at Westinghouse Electric as a shear operator for 24 years. He also was self-employed as owner and operator of Mitch's Coin Laundries of the Shenango Valley.
As a member of Ruth AME Zion church, Gerald served on the Courtesy and Trustee Board.
He was a lifetime member of the NAACP, a former charter member of Mercer County Frontiers, and he served on the Sharon School Board from 1991 to 1992.
Gerald also enjoyed bowling.
On June 26, 1971, Gerald married Shirley A. (Knight) Mitchell. She survives at home. Additionally, he is survived by daughters, Kelly Jean Mitchell-Clark of Thailand and Rochele L. Knight of Alexandria, Va.; a son, Gerald L. Mitchell II of Pennsauken, N.J.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five nieces; two nephews; two close friends, Ulysses "Geech" Ward and Dave Richards; and, ultimately, a host of extended family.
A special thanks to his niece, Melanie, who resides in Pittsburgh and provided such kind-hearted assistance.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Cathy Jo Grant; a sister, Joanne E. Richardson; and a brother, Clarence W. Mitchell.

Gerald L., 83, of Sharon.
Calling hours: 10 a.m. until the time of service Saturday (7-28-18) in the Ruth AME Zion Church, 95 W. Connelly Blvd., Sharon. Online guestbook is at
Service: Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday (7-28-18) at the church, with the Rev. Marion Wheeler officiating.
Cremation and arrangements by: JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 2630 E. State St., Hermitage.
Published on July 24, 2018
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Rob Roskos
Aug 09, 2018
Mrs. Mitchell

I worked with Gerry on the shears at Westinghouse back in the 70's and always thought highly of him. We shared many a lunch together and I always enjoyed listening to his stories along with his great sense of humor.

My deepest sympathy and respect to you and your family.
Kim Cooper Brooks
Jul 29, 2018
Shirley and family, so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man.
Rev. Geraldine D. Williams
Jul 26, 2018
Remembering, my friend Gerald, as we served the Ruth AME Zion Church, Sharon PA, with joy and dedication. There was never a time, as I see it, that Gerald did not have his beloved church in his heart. We worked well together over the years, basically because of the mutual respect that we had for one another. Good Night, Mr. Mitchell, I'll see you in the morning.
Bill spangler (las vegas)
Jul 25, 2018
Shirley and children

I am so sorry to hear of Mitch's passing. You are in my prayers and may God give you the strength in this time.
Rya Knight
Jul 25, 2018

I'm so glad I able to talk to you on Saturday. I just didn't know that it would be the last time. May you rest easy. We love and miss you!!!
Marilynn Moss
Jul 24, 2018
My dear Shirley, My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. Gerald was a very special person who I had the pleasure of knowing for many, many years. Many fond memories at Thornton Hall. Please know that Noel and I are thinking of you at this difficult time. Gerald was a true gentleman. May he Rest In Peace.