Robert Nelson Mitchell, age 76, died peacefully at home with his loving wife and daughter at his side. Known as “Bob” or “Mitch” to his friends and family, he was born January 5, 1937 in Latrobe, PA to Robert W. Mitchell and Evelyn P. Hunter. Robert was a loving husband and father. He was a mechanical engineer who acquired many patents and designed innovative milling cutter tools during his tenure with Kennametal Inc. He was a fisherman, hunter, craftsman and Army veteran. He enjoyed traveling to Europe with his family and fishing for flounder in the outerbanks of Virginia. He was a skilled golfer and skier, and was an avid prankster who enjoyed making people laugh.
Preceded in death by his son, Robert “Bobby” M. Mitchell, his father, Robert W. Mitchell, mother, Evelyn P. Hunter, father-in-law, William F. Bucholtz, and mother-in-law Josephine Bucholtz, Bob is survived by his dedicated wife of 42 years, Carol Bucholtz Mitchell; daughter Mandie Goodson and her husband Trey Goodson of Wilmington, NC; sister Nancy Burick and husband Ron Burick of Florida.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am Monday, February 4th at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Anderson Dr., Raleigh, NC.
The family wishes to thank all of the dedicated nurses and aides who helped with Bob’s care. They are truly angels here on earth. Please consider a memorial contribution to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607. Arrangements by Renaissance Funeral Home www.rfhr.com