Obituary of David H. Mitchell
David Henry Mitchell III, 78, died on July 1, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. David will be remembered for his strong values, perseverance, commitment and deep love of family. In the 1960s, he bravely challenged the Vietnam War based on the principles of individual responsibility established at Nuremberg following WWII, with his case being appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court even though it ultimately wasn’t heard by them. He later went on to advocate for tenant’s rights as an attorney at the Legal Aid Society and continued his activism in various causes during his life. David had a love for music and treasured singing with local music groups, like the Walkabout Clearwater Chorus and Past Time with Good Company, in Westchester and Rockland Counties.
Nothing made him happier than his wife of 52 years, Ellen, and their daughters Jennifer (David) and Heather (Darren) and 4 loving grandchildren, Charlie, Max, Benny and Miles. He is also survived by his brother Steve (Barbara) and brother-in-law Fred (Marcia) and their families. He will forever be in our hearts and minds.
The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 at 11:30am at Fox's Funeral Home, Larchmont, NY. For those who are not able to attend but would like to connect virtually, you can attend via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84140967687
Meeting ID: 841 4096 7687
Please call or text Will Jacobson: (914) 357-3332 if you are having any issues with Zoom.
The burial directly following the service will take place at Kensico Cemetery, 273 Lakeview Avenue, Valhalla, NY 10595 https://www.kensico.org/kensico-direction/#content
Following the burial, people can gather at the home of Jennifer Mitchell and Dave Szuchman until 5:30pm and then again that evening from 7:00-9:00pm:
Jennifer Mitchell and Dave Szuchman
3 Country Lane
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
On Wednesday, July 7th from 4pm-7pm, people are welcome to join the family in the home of:
5 Lark Lane
Spring Valley, NY 10977
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to:
Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR):
The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: