Daniel F "Fred" Mitchell, Jr.

November 3, 1931 ~ October 5, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Daniel "Fred" Mitchell, Jr. Obituary

Hagerstown, MD – Daniel F. “Fred” Mitchell, Jr., 91, of Hagerstown, MD passed away on Thursday October 5, 2023, at Creekside Village in Hagerstown, MD. 

He was born on November 3, 1931, in Hagerstown, MD to the late Daniel Frederick, Sr. and Marion Elizabeth Kinzer. 

He was a 1949 graduate of Williamsport High School in Williamsport, MD. 

Fred was employed as a Physical Therapy Aide at Western Maryland Hospital Center until his retirement in 1989. 

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  

Fred was a member of the Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10 in Boonsboro, MD, Maryland Classified Employee Association, and the Improved Order of Redmen Tribe #84 in Williamsport, MD.  

 Fred was a loving and devoted grandfather. Whether it was at the Valley Mall, C&O Canal, or the Hagerstown Suns Stadium, he was always showing off his grandchildren to everyone in sight. He always had a soda pop and a Tasty Cake on hand to make you smile. Enjoying a personalized Martins style birthday cake with the “Happy Birthday Tune” ending in “and many moreee” was a grandfather signature. Many great memories consist of going to the park, taking trips to Williamsport, MD, playing cards and dominoes, taking walks at the Valley Mall, attending baseball games, dying Easter eggs, picking grapes off the vine, having lunch at Burger King, enjoying a meal at Cracker Barrel, and enjoying LOTS of ice cream for dessert. We will miss his “eee eee eee” hugs and walks out to the car to say goodbye. 

Fred was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 56 years, Margaret Shockley Mitchell in 2011.

He is also preceded in death by brothers Orville Edward Mitchell and Paul Ralph Mitchell; sisters Vivian Margretta Lott and Alice Larue Mitchell; stepbrothers Ralph Bovey and Richard Bovey; stepsisters Nancy Banzhoff and Shirley Stotler. 

He is survived by a daughter Elsie Jane Cooley of Hagerstown, MD; sons Daniel Frederick Mitchell, III of Ocean City, MD, Bruce Mitchell of Hagerstown, MD, and Scott Mitchell of Smithsburg, MD; grandchildren Heather Matney, Victoria Vatral, Sarah Scarnato, and Erin Cooley; great grandchildren Thomas Scarnato, Blair Olivia Matney, and Bryce Daniel Matney; numerous nieces and nephews. 

"If we had a nickel, we know what we would do, we’d spend it all for candy, and give it all to you. Cause that’s how much we love you baby. That’s how much we love you."

Funeral services will be held at the Osborne Funeral Home, P.A. 425 S. Conococheague St. Williamsport, MD on Friday October 13, 2023, at 11:00 am with Kevin Smoot officiating. The family will greet friends 1 hour prior to the service on Friday from 10:00 – 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown, MD. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation at Attn: Donor Services Epilepsy Foundation 3540 Crain Highway Suite 675 Bowie, MD 20716.

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