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Richard C. Mitchell
Richard was a member of the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company.

Birth: 1929 Milton Sussex County Delaware, USA Death: Dec. 14, 2003 Lewes Sussex County Delaware, USA Richard C. "Dick" Mitchell was born the son of William Thomas, Sr. and Clara Edna (Hastings) Mitchell in 1929. He was married to Shirley Lorraine Shorthose and together they had three sons, Richard C., Jr., Donald Edward, and Daniel Joseph Mitchell. He was a master plumber by trade. He was a 47 year member of the Rehoboth Beach Vol. Fire Company and he held the offices of President, Fire Chief, and Ambulance Lieutenant. He was an honorary member of the Holloway Terrace Fire Company and was also elected to the office of President of the Sussex County Vol. Firemen's Association. He served as a member of the State Fire Prevention Commission as well as a member of the Delaware State Fire Chiefs Association. In 1983 he was elected as the 59th President of the Delaware Volunteer Firemen's Association (DVFA) and served through 1984. Burial: Epworth Methodist Cemetery Rehoboth Beach Sussex County Delaware, USA

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