Leonard Laverne Mitchell

Leonard Laverne Mitchell

Leonard Laverne Mitchell, 92, formerly of Beaver Falls, PA, died Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at Grand Court Assisted Living in Mesa, AZ.

He was born February 7, 1924, in Rochester, PA, the son of the late John Earl and Stella S. (Pail) Mitchell. He was a graduate of New Brighton High School (1941) and of Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Cartographer with the US Strategic Bombing Survey Unit in the CINC PAC Adv. Hdqrs. Hawaii-Guam-Japan. His professional career spanned nearly 60 years including time with ING-Rich, American Bridge Co., Michael Baker, Jr., Joseph S. Bontempo Architects, and concluded as a registered Architect, Owner-Principle with the Wallover, Mitchell & Bontempo Architectural firm, Beaver Falls, PA. He was formerly a member of St Monica Church.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Mitchell, Mesa, AZ; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas E. and Dale Elizabeth Mitchell, N. Richland Hills, TX, and three grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Marion B. (Dwyer) Mitchell (2008), and three sons, Gregory V. Mitchell (1965), Leonard L. Mitchell Jr. (1970), and Mark J. Mitchell (2012).

Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at 12 noon in St. Monica Parish, 116 Thorndale Drive, Chippewa Twp. Father Kim Schreck will officiate.

Private inurnment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Leonard’s name to: Hospice Foundation of Arizona, 1930 S. Alma School Road, Ste. D105, Mesa, AZ 85210; 877-661-0087.

Arrangements were handled by GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 1117 Fifth Ave., Beaver  Falls, www.gabauerluttonfuneralhome.com.