Richard L. Mitchell

Friday, May 27, 2011

Richard L. Mitchell, 81, Canaveral Groves, Fla., passed away Saturday May 21, 2011.

He was born in Greene County on August 2, 1929.

He was a Purple Heart recipient of the Korean War. Mitch retired from the Army in 1968 and moved to Merritt Island for a second career at Kennedy Space Center, where he was an electronic technician.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lily Schneeman; four children, Charlene Russo, Michael Mitchell, Carla Carew, and Kevin Mitchell; five grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren.

Memorial services will be June 1 at Brevard Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 5475 U.S. Highway 1, Cocoa, FL 32927 followed by full military honors at Brevard Memorial Park, followed by reception at his home.