William Eugene Mitchell, age 57, passed away unexpectedly at his home, 22247 Sherred Hill Road, Venango, PA on Monday, May 31, 2011. Born on August 1, 1953 in Meadville, PA, William was a son of Merritt Mitchell and Myrna Bundy Mitchell. On June 7, 1975 he married the former Marta Zychowicz and she remains to mourn his loss.

Mitchell, William EugeneShortly after graduating from Cambridge Springs High School, Class of 1971, William began a 33 year employment with Channellock, Inc. in Meadville. For many of those years he was overseer of the Shipping and Receiving Department.

William was very dedicated to his family and particularly enjoyed his children. He and his wife also enjoyed traveling and barbequing. William was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Post #381 in Cambridge Springs.

Surviving family members of William in addition to his wife, Marta, and his parents – Merritt and Myrna Mitchell of Cambridge Springs include two sons – Jason Mitchell and his wife, Kelly of Erie and Michael Mitchell and his fianc???e, Sarah Homan of Chicago; a sister – Deborah Gevin and her husband, Dale and their two daughters – Christina Ewing and Darcie Lucas; a brother – Kevin Mitchell and his wife, Daisy and their son – Ian, all of Meadville.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Saturday from 11:00 until 2:00. At 2:00 o’clock funeral services will begin with Reverend Daren Barnett, association pastor of Cambridge Springs First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Mitchell Cemetery.