RAYMOND "RAY" MITCHELL, 86, of Canal Winchester,
OH and Indian Shores, FL; unexpectedly & quickly
passed away at home in Indian Shores on Apr 21,
Ray was born Mar 30, 1935 in Englewood, OH, and
graduated from Randolph High School in 1953. He
went to Kenyon University on a football scholarship,
then served in the U.S. Army for 4+ years, before
obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and
Information Management from Ohio State University
in 1964. He later received his MBA from the
University of Dayton. Ray started his career at
Western Electric Group/AT&T in 1964 in accounting,
then held numerous management positions, and spent
the last 8 years in manufacturing information systems.
He then joined Nationwide/GatesMcdonald Insurance
Company as a Systems Developer for 16 years, and
retired in 2008.
Surviving Ray is his wife of 58 years, Connie Mitchell
of Canal Winchester, and their 2 daughters Jennifer
Outzs and Christy Mitchell.
Socially, Ray was a member of the Canal Winchester
Lions Club, ran the clock for CW High School Football
games for 30+ years; and was an avid reader, boater,
golfer (Senior Champion, Largo Gulf Course), and
Ray was a truly devoted husband, dedicated and proud
father, a thoughtful and kind person, and a dear
friend to many.