Fred W. Mitchell
  • 90 years old
  • Date of birth: May 22, 1926
  • Date of passing: Oct 2, 2016
Here he lies where he long'd to be; Home is the sailor, home from the sea, And the hunter home from the hill.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Fred Mitchell, 90, born on May 22, 1926 and passed away on October 2, 2016. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, October 7 (visitation 10-11a and funeral 11-12noon) at Cavanagh Patterson Funeral Home, 43 East Baltimore Avenue, Media, PA.  Interment at Arlington National Cemetery will be at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested for the USS Drexler Survivor’s Association, 2606 Alvey Drive, Haymarket, VA 20169. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Joe Gaglioti on 24th May 2017

"The girls at Joseph Anthony retreat spa and salon still ask whatever happened to that guy Fred it's so funny because he used to sit there and say this is a sailors dream  to sit here and watch all the pretty girls which Fred had no problem talking to he always struck up conversation especially with the women I myself miss talking to Fred I always would get some laughs great guy messing"

This tribute was added by Joe Gaglioti on 7th October 2016

"FRED,what a pleasure being your friend,and doing your hair for the past couple years. ALL the GIRLS at Joseph Anthony's will MISS you very much.  Rest in piece,and thank you for the honer. Joe Sr."

This tribute was added by Susan Battaglia on 6th October 2016

"I am honored to have known him. I know he is at last in peace and free from pain and tears with his Heavenly Father. See you a little later, Fred."

This tribute was added by Risa Morimoto on 5th October 2016

"Fred, I will miss your infectious smile, laughter and flirty nature.  You lived a full life and so happy that I was able to be a small part of that journey.  May you be at peace.  You will forever be missed."

This tribute was added by Kevin McClure on 5th October 2016

"My uncle Freddy was a great man. He survived the sinking of his destroyer, the Drexler, at the end of World War II. Late in his life he sought reconciliation with his former enemies, participating in the filming of a documentary about kamikazes. Then he went to Japan with my aunt Ruth and met some kamikaze survivors. If we had more people like Uncle Freddy on this planet, we wouldn't be in such a mess! I loved him and will miss him greatly. Rest in peace!"

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