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, plan to donate blood onsite August 10th, 2021 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Dana Point from 9:00am-3:00pm.
For those who would like to donate blood out of area, Sleeves Up is a program that offers locations nearest you to make this charitable contribution. Donating blood saves lives. Please join us!
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 and the many, many people he inspired and influenced in his life.
Mitch’s personality was grand 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.