In coordination with the American Red Cross, and its Sleeves Up Campaign, a blood drive has been organized in loving memory of Mitch. For local donors, please plan to donate blood onsite August 10th, 2021 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, in Dana Point, from 9:00am-3:00pm. Our local goal is to have 43 donors sign up.
For those who would like to donate blood out of area, Sleeves Up is a program that allows donors to give blood at donation sites, nationwide. Find a location nearest you on this webpage, and pledge your charitable contribution through December 2021. Donating blood saves lives. Please join us!
Mitch’s personality was inspiring and he loved life. He was friendly, outgoing, welcoming, compassionate, purposeful, and funny. He loved his family and friends fiercely and found great joy in seeing his children grow into capable, loving, thoughtful adults. He loved to travel, try new things and approached every day as a new opportunity to be the best version of himself.
Leisure time was most often spent in a boat upon the water. An avid water skier, Mitch could also be found spending quality time with family and friends snow-skiing, motorcycle riding, wine tasting, or playing a good game of backgammon. A favorite place was right in the backyard, at his bbq, of the home he and Kellie built as a way to bring others together. To Mitch, there was no better afternoon than one spent with those he cared about, sharing a meal, a great glass of wine and deep, meaningful conversation.
Mitch passed peacefully at the age of 58 on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Fittingly, he was surrounded by his wife and family, wrapped up in their love. Holding his hands, they were by his side to let him know they had his back every step of the way. Taken too soon, Mitch will be profoundly missed by his family, friends, and the many people he inspired and influenced in his life.
The Redden family is particularly grateful for your blood donation made in memory of Mitch and wishes to extend their thanks for helping others in their greatest time of need.