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Warren James Mitchell '44
Posted 03/01/2017 08:13AM

Mar 18, 1926 - Feb 24, 2017

Warren James Mitchell, born March 18, 1926, in San Francisco, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, February 24, 2017. He is survived by his bride of 69 years, Dorothy Mitchell of Redwood City; his brothers, Edward and Paul Mitchell; and his sisters-in-law, Eileen and Phyllis.

Warren will be greatly missed by his children, Joseph Mitchell of Santa Rosa and Jean Dubaj of Bonnie Lake, Washington, Daughter-in-Law Diana Mitchell and Son-in-Law Thomas Dubaj, and his grandchildren Megan Mitchell and Grant Mitchell. Warren, a native born San Franciscan, lived a full life of Faith, Love and Community Service. Warren graduated from Saint Ignatius High School in 1944 and immediately joined the US Army during World War Il, serving with the 661 st Tank Destroyer Battalion through Europe. He attended Northrup Aeronautical Institute graduating with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Warren met the love of his life, Dorothy (also a San Francisco native) while in college. They were married in Southern California in 1948. After graduation, Warren worked for an Engineering Contractor and later the Navy as a Sanitary Engineer. In 1955 he went to the Redwood City Water Department, and later Cal Water, finally retiring from Belmont Water Department in 1991. Warren was a very proud member of the Sequoia Kiwanis Club, Society of American Military Engineers, American Water Works Association, and the US Army Tank Destroyer Association. He and Dorothy were among the founding parishioners of St. Pius Catholic Church. Deep faith in the Lord and public service were always central parts of Warren's life and an inspiration to all who knew him. He will be greatly missed by all who love him. A rosary for the repose of Warren's soul is scheduled for Wednesday, March 1, 7:30 p.m. at Crippin & Flynn Woodside Chapel in Redwood City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated March 2, 10:30 a.m. at St. Pius Catholic Church in Redwood City, with a lunch reception to follow at the Mitchell home. Interment will be at Golden Gate National Cemetery.

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