David A. Mitchell, 81

David Mitchell

David Mitchell

SCARBOROUGH — David Alan Mitchell, 81, died on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 at Scarborough Terrace surrounded by his loving family after losing his battle with cancer.

David (Dave) was born in Portland on Oct. 13, 1934 to Albert Wakefield Mitchell and Anna Perley Mitchell.

He graduated from Deering High and attended Portland Jr. College. He served in the National Guard in Wyoming, and worked for EG Foden in Portland after high school. He and his wife owned a candy business called “Honey Bee Candy,” which served southern Maine. He was best known for his management of the local Sid Harvey’s Wholesale Refrigeration, A/C & Heating supply company in Portland.

Dave was a man of many hobbies. He collected baseball cards, autographed photographs of famous baseball players, coins and antique postcards. Throughout his life, he was an avid fisherman, and in his early years, he was an excellent bowler. He loved birds and squirrels until they ate part of the roof. He was a very intelligent man and did Sudoku and cryptograms on a daily basis. He was a longtime fan of the Red Sox and held Portland Sea Dogs season tickets since the beginning. For the past several years, he spent part of the winter in Florida, and held season tickets to the Orioles spring training games. He also was an avid football fan and followed the Patriots and Giants. His true passion was playing cards. He hosted a Thursday night poker game at his home for the past 35 years. He also enjoyed going to the casino and racetrack.

Dave is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Perry Mitchell of 59 years; his five children, Deborah S. Daigle of Windham, Bonnie L. Mitchell of Bowling Green, Ohio, Lisa G. Mitchell of Buxton, Wendy J. Russell of Greenville and Robert A. Mitchell of Raymond; 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life was held on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street, Portland. You may offer your condolences to the family at www.jonesrichandhutchins.com

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a gift to: Hospice of Southern Maine. Gifts may be mailed to: HSM, 180 US Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074 or made online at www.hospiceofsouthernmaine.org/give

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