Contributed by Harrison
Description: Death: Charles E Mitchell, age 78. Lewes
Newspaper published in: Wilmington
Page/Column: Sussex Deaths
Lewes, Delaware March 7, 1988
Charles E. Mitchell, age 78, 119 East Third Street, had a heart attack while driving in Lewes last Friday. He was DOA at Beebe Hospital. He had served in the Coast Guard 20 years at the Cape Henlopen and Lewes Lifeboat Stations. He was a member of
the award winning Eastern District Rowing Team, , a 1938 Bronze Medal holder for the Coast Guard Surf Boat Capsize Championship, a Red Cross swimming instructor and CG Drill Team instructor. After retirement in 1946 he was a repairman at Pyrofax Gas Corp, retired there in 1973 . A Member of Jefferson Lodge #15, AF&AM, Lewes, a member and elder and trustee of Lewes Presbyterian Church. His survivors were his wife Ruth of 61 years, two daughters, Evelyn Rogers of Lewes and Alcne Wilson, wife of William 'Bill' Wilson, son of Edwin and Mary Dorman Wilson, Lewes, grandson of Eunice and Ferris Wilson. Lewes, his brother, Lewin Rehoboth, sisters Elizabeth Harper of Frankford, Pearl Quillen Rehoboth, three granddaughters, three great grand children.
His burial was in the church yard of the Lewes Presbyterian Church.