Charles Mitchell Jr.

Obituary of Charles Bertram Mitchell Jr.

Charles Bertram Mitchell Jr., 87, of Tucson, Arizona passed away on March 15, 2021. He was born to Charles Bertram Mitchell Sr. and Elizabeth Ann Stuart, on July 7, 1933 in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

He grew up in Lawrence, Massachusetts and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1951. He attended Merrimack College North Andover, Massachusetts 1951 to 1953 then joined the US Army for the GI Bill and served at Ft. Bliss, Texas and White Sands, New Mexico until 1956. He went back to Merrimack College, 1956 to 1958 where he graduated in the class of 1958 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He also played basketball for Merrimack College and was the Co-Captain of the team in 1958.

He worked from General Electric from 1959 to 1993, first in the GE Ordinance Division where he worked on the Polaris Submarine program in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Charlette South Carolina and Bremerton, Washington. He was a proud Plankowner of the Polaris Missile Facility Pacific (POMFPAC). In 1970, he switched over to the GE Nuclear Power Division in San Jose, California where he retired from.

Charles was an avid sports fan and loved his beloved Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins. He was a wealth of knowledge and was always willing to share it.

He was married April 22, 1961 to Marie S. D’Urso of Methuen, Massachusetts who passed away December 17, 1985. He is survived by his two children, daughter Maureen Woelffer (Richard) and son Michael Mitchell (Kathy) three granddaughters’ Alicia Woelffer, Monica Woelffer and Stephanie Mitchell, one brother David C. Mitchell and sister-in-law Joyce Mitchell, 10 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother John S. Mitchell and sister-in-law Arlene Mitchell and 1 nephew.

His final resting spot will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery Los Altos, CA with his beloved Marie.

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