Richard “Dick” Mitchell
September 1, 1928 - December 25, 2021
Richard “Dick” Mitchell of Middletown, DE, and formally of Frenchtown, NJ and Scituate, MA, passed away peacefully on December 25, 2021 at the age of 93. Dick is survived by his wife, Janet Lyons of 30 years, daughters Pat Klos (Stan), Barbara Hardcastle (Ernie) and Janet’s children Kristin Mossa (Anthony), Polly Ross (Pat), Billy Lyons (Tammy), Kelly Vogt (Tom) and Patrick Lyons (Amy), fourteen grandchildren & four great-grandchildren.
Dick was a man of many talents and skills. In his lifetime he was a farmer, fireman, travel agent, businessman, carpenter and cook. His professional career included Captain of the Roselle, NJ Fire Department and owner of Mohawk Travel of Livingston, NJ. He worked in the travel business for 35 years and eventually retired from American Express Travel Division in 1997 as their Airline Relations, Eastern Region Manager. After retirement, Dick formed a remodeling business with Patrick where he put his exceptional carpentry skills to work for ten more years.
Dick was always building something. He built two houses almost singlehandedly, remodeled homes for his many friends and family members, built furniture and countless gifts for his children and grandchildren. Dick also loved cooking and baking. He and Janet hosted many holiday meals where his infamous apple pie was a family favorite. And boy, could he tell a story. He was the life of every party. He will be missed by all who knew him.
All services will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dick’s memory to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284-9168.