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Robert A. “Bob” Mitchell, Sr.

February 12, 1943 - June 7, 2020

Robert A. “Bob” Mitchell, Sr., age 77, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Born in Pittston, PA on February 12, 1943, he was a son of the late William H. and Rosemary (Hanahoe) Mitchell II. Bob was retired from Shoprite where he worked for many years. When his boys were younger, he loved coaching football and baseball. Bob was an avid Philadelphia sports fan.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his siblings, Rosemary, William, Martin and Matthew; and son, Brian. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Barbara; brothers, Patrick, Michael and Thomas; and his oldest son, Robert, Jr. (Carla). He was a doting grandfather to Carly, and he was a well-loved uncle and cousin to many others.

All services will be held privately and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148.

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41 Guestbook messages for Robert A. “Bob” Mitchell, Sr.

  • Uncle Bob, you were supposed to be around forever. The void you are leaving will never be filled. Always loved and forever missed. May Aunt Barb, Bobby, and the rest of our family have peace and find joy in your memory.

  • Will miss you always brother 💔🙏 R.I.P

  • My awesome brother-in-law, you will be missed so much. Be at peace and with those who have gone before you. Until we meet again, just know how much you are loved.

  • All our love and prayers Bob & Carla and family! Xoxo xoxo

  • R.I.P. Uncle Bob. You will be missed dearly. The heavens just got another upgrade. We love you.

  • May God rest your soul, as you have given peace and love through the lives of your family and friends.

  • So sorry to hear about Bob
    We went to school together
    He was full of the devil and always had a smile
    We are all getting older and this is life
    His was a tragedy and God has a plan for all of us
    God Bless
    Lorraine Walsh Dobson
    Sunset Beach NC

  • Bob and Carla – sending my most sincere sympathies to you and yours. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your beloved husband. I’m a classmate of Bob‘s and remember him as a fun loving man. Enjoyed our times together at our class reunion’s; he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loving family. May Bob rest in peace in the loving arms of our dear Lord.
    Theresa Stuccio Grabo

  • Dear Barb, Patrick, Michael, Thomas, Robert, Jr., and Brian,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of Bob. I will be making a donation to St, Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Bob’s memory. If there is anything I can do to help, please don’t hesitate to call on me.

    With much love and sadness, Helene

  • May the road rise up to meet you
    May the wind always be at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face and rain fall softly upon your tread. Until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand. RIP cousin.

  • I am so sorry to hear Bob had passed. I have so many wonderful memories of staying at the Mitchell’s. I use to wish they were my brothers. I loved Rosemary like my own Mother. Bob was a good kid right from the beginning, he became a wonderful man,loved by so many. Bob will be missed by many. My love and prayers for Barb and all the family. RIP Bob.

  • God bless you Bob
    May the lord comfort your family with your passing😇

  • R.I.P. So sorry for your loss. Prayers the family.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • I will always miss your odd way of whistling, the silly noises you’d make with your mouth when we were younger. I will miss you forever 💔

  • So very sorry for the Mitchell family’s loss of a wonderful man. Our hearts go out to you all.

  • Bobby we may not have seen each other many times throughout our lives but Mom, Maryann Reedy spoke of you often and with great fondness of days passed. May you rest peacefully in the company of our family that has passed and of our Lord ❤️ Cousin~Ida Pace

  • condolences to the family , you are in our prayers

  • Love you Bob. You will be missed. You always had a smile and a kind word. You made the world a better place ❤️

  • Thoughts and prayers to all of the Mitchell family. So sorry for your loss. I have always remembered him very fondly. <3

  • Bob was a very kind and gentle man. Always a gentleman, he possessed a sense of humor and enjoyed life to the fullest. Bob will be truly missed.

  • Barbara, Bobby,Carla,&Carly, I don’t even know where to start. When Bobby called the memories that flooded back were great and hard at the same time. Your Entire family has been in my life since I can remember. It’s so hard to believe, Bob was so young. He’s at peace, not In Pain
    anymore and reunited with family especially Bry. I love all of you and you have my prayers at this very hard time. Barb, you are a rock and I love you. See you soon.

  • My condolences to the Mitchell family. Bob was a happy go-lucky individual in school. He will be missed by a lot of students of 1960.

  • My condolences to the Mitchll family! He was a happy go lucky friend since high school! He will be missed by many friends!

  • Carla and Bob, we are so sorry to hear this sad news. You all must be reeling with the suddenness of losing someone so treasured. I hope your hearts heal soon, and that you find comfort in one another. We love you and keep you in our thoughts

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Bob was a wonderful person. I will miss cutting his hair. My thoughts and prayers are with you ❤️

  • Sorry to hear of Mr.Mitchell passing, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.
    Lisa and Bob Hay

  • So sorry for all of your loss. Prayers for all of you

  • Uncle Bob, You will e remembered for that great smile and kindness. Your smile was infectious to everyone who new you and you will be missed. Our whole family loves you and will always have nothing but fond memories of the times we spent together. You have left this world but have left a legacy behind. Love.Dave, Brenda and family

  • So sad to hear of your loss. You guys were like two peas in old! Can not imagine what you are going through 😔!

    That goes for the rest of the family 🙏🙏. RIP Bob!

  • So sorry for your loss may god be with you and your family

  • Barbara , My sincerest condolences to you and the entire family and friends. Although I didn’t know him well he seemed like a gentle soul . I’m certain he will be missed immensely.

  • So sorry for your loss my prayers and thoughts are with you. May he Rest In Peace.

  • So sorry Barbara, for your loss Prayers for you and your family. 🙏

  • One of that Nafus street gang! My life long friend and classmate and I was lucky enough to give him a long hug at the last PHS ’60 reunion in August. ( I wasn’t feeling well that day and left the reunion abruptly much to my regret now.)

    I have great memories of my older brothers, Tommy and Jackie and I being invited into the loving Mitchell family home. At one time my parents made a deal with Mr. Mitchell to cut the Burns brothers hair for the summer. Nothing fancy, just what we used to call “baldy sours” because it was as close to being bald headed as possible. Mr. Mitchell really went to town on our heads and after all the hair was on the floor, he would vigorously rub our heads to make sure no hairs had survived the onslaught. We were good, haircut wise, for the rest of the summer. Loved it.

    So long ago, so many good memories. Getting older sucks!
    R.I.P. Bobby.

  • Miss Barbara….So very sorry for your loss…….Tom

  • A great man has been called home. He will be missed by so many , rest easy Bob

  • Barb, my deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. My loving thoughts are with you.

  • Barb – may Bob’s winning smile and your special memories together keep him with u always. God’s peace be with u and your family Lorraine and Kirrk Kobold.

  • Barbara: Deepest sympathy for you and your family, for the loss of your husband, Bob.

  • Barbara and Family,
    So very sorry to hear about Bob. I will always remember him with a smile on his face. He was a good friend to Jim when they worked together at Shop Rite. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
    God Bless
    Sharon Russell