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George N. MitchellAugust 18, 1954 ~ November 15, 2017 (age 63)
George N. Mitchell, age 63, of Mars, passed away November 15, 2017. He was the loving husband of Janet L. Mitchell; father of Dr. Tamarra L. Mitchell of Mars and Pamela M. Litman (Alexander) of Cranberry Twp.; and grandfather of Kayla, Tyler, Hallie, and Logan. He is also survived by his siblings Dennis (Amy) of Florida, Nick (Tatyana) of Mars, Max (Jennifer) of Connecticut, and Grace Mitchell of Florida, as well as nieces and nephews. George was a veteran of the US Navy having served in the Vietnam War on the USS Hermitage LSD34. As a passionate business man, George began his career working with his family at Mitchell Industries, founded by his father. He, along with his father and brother Nick, then purchased Fibercon International Inc. from the US Steel Corporation. Together they grew the business into one of the leading international companies for steel fiber reinforcement. George ran the company as president for 25 years. Additionally, George volunteered for the Parkinson’s Foundation of Western Pennsylvania. Serving as President for 5 years, he helped raise an excess of $300,000 to provide service, support, and education to those living with Parkinson’s disease and their families. George was a member of Highland Country Club, Williams Country Club, Treesdale Country Club, and Butler Country Club. He was also an active member of the BMW Car Club of America and volunteered for the Allegheny chapter as the Newsletter Business Manager and Dealership Liaison. George enjoyed traveling with his wife and family, playing golf, hunting, and “a small game of chance”. Friends are welcome Tuesday, November 21 from 4-8 pm at Butler Country Club where a Celebration of Life reception will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, https://pfwpa.org.