Arthur S.'s Story
Arthur S. “Artie” Mitchell Jr., 70, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, in the Veterans Memorial Hospital in Bedford.
Born in Peabody on June 12, 1946, he was the loving son of Eleanor L. (O’Brien) Mitchell of Beverly and the late Arthur S. Mitchell. A graduate of Beverly High School, Class of 1967, he resided in Beverly for many years before moving to Irvine, California in 1988, and he returned home to Beverly in 2006. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, Artie served on the U.S.S. Wasp, where he was onboard when they recovered the first space capsule with Astronaut John Glenn.
Artie was employed as a sales manager for Tomarco Tools in LaMirada, California for 18 years before his retirement. He enjoyed golfing, tennis and cycling. He also had a love for the ocean, where he enjoyed wind surfing, fishing and boating.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his beloved son, Gregory Mitchell and his mother, Carolyn Kent, both of Anaheim, Calif.; two sisters, Maryellen Mitchell and her husband, Joe Ramos and their children, Heather Hersey and Nicole Whitmore and her husband, David and Lori Mitchell; four brothers, Stephen Mitchell and his wife, Stephanie and their children, Rob and Mandy Mitchell and her companion Neal Fischer, Christopher Mitchell and his wife, Donna and their children, Dr. Scott Mitchell and his wife, Beth and Amy George, John “Jack” Mitchell and his wife, Sarah and their children, Brittany Morgan and her husband, Troy, Brooke Mitchell and her companion, Connor Fanning and Brenden and Bryce Mitchell and James Mitchell and his wife, Kim and their children, Kory Mitchell and his wife, Leah, Jimmy, Jasmine and Jake Mitchell; and several great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, February 4, in the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly at 1 p.m. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 pm. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the David James Hospice Unit, c/o Bedford VA Hospital, 200 Springs Rd., Bedford, MA 01730. Information, directions, condolences at campbellfuneral.com.
Published on  January 30, 2017