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Rocco James Mitchell

August 13, 1935 ~ October 16, 2018 (age 83)

Rocco James Mitchell, 83, of Brownsville, PA, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018. He was born August 13, 1935, in Centerville, PA, the son of Robert and Susan (Marish) Mitchell. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister Joanne (Mitchell) Harden, Joanne’s husband John Harden and their son Joseph Harden. Rocco graduated in 1953 from Centerville High School and served his country in the United States Army. He was a mail supervisor at the United States Post Office in Brownsville and retired in 1990. Rocco was also a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Coal Center, PA. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 60 years, Patricia (Rafferty) Mitchell, Brownsville, PA; three children, Robert Mitchell and wife Lisa, Brownsville, PA, Tracy Dillon and husband Dave, Washington, PA and Shawn Mitchell, Chicago, IL; three grandchildren, Robert, Enrico and Vernon; sister, Marie Moskovitz; brother in law, Dave Rafferty and Merlen; nieces and nephews, Frank, John, Jolene and John, Jr. Friends will be received in the NOVAK FUNERAL HOME, 515 Front Street, Brownsville, PA on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM and Friday, October 19, 2018 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. The funeral service will begin at 11:00 AM with Pastor Ken Custer officiating. Interment will follow at LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa. The family requests no flowers. Memorial contributions can be sent to Grace United Methodist Church, 420 California Drive, Coal Center, PA 15423 or to A special thank you to Dr. Malkit Singh and Joanne for 30 years of loving care.  To sign the online guest book log onto

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