John Dickerson Mitchell Jr.

July 6, 1927March 6, 2018

John Dickerson Mitchell, Jr. (Colonel US Army, Ret.) of Hollywood, MD died following 4 years residence at the Arleigh Burke Pavilion Nursing Home in Mclean, VA. John, like his father, graduated from the United States Military Academy (West Point) in 1949 and served as an Electrical Engineering instructor there.

John had a lifetime interest in amateur radio, jazz music, and musicians. He earned graduate degrees from Stafford University and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. John is survived by his brother George (Mary) and Nephew David. Inurnment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.


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Tom and Julie Kemp

March 9, 2018

John was a really nice guy once you cracked his shell. For me it was asking him advice on hanging birdhouses. He’d been a member of the Audubon Society and held offices in the local chapter. After that he would wave as he drove by. Another sure way to engage John was to talk about our son who was in the Army. John attended his first party at our house when we had neighbors and friends come to a welcome home from Iraq for our son. His attendance was greatly appreciated by both of us and our son. I liked that when he went to St. Mary’s Hospital he called me to bring him some necessities before he moved up to VA. We’re going to miss knowing he was still up there. May your memories comfort you all. Know that John will be remembered in our thoughts and prayers.

Nancy and David Vollmer

March 8, 2018

We were so sorry to hear of John's passing. He was our neighbor from 2000 until he went to the nursing home. We watched over each other's property and he was always there if we needed a hand. He was a very private man but he had quite a sense of humor when you got to know him and he liked Nancy's pound cake. We've missed him for the last 4 years and always hoped to see him again. We offer our deepest sympathy.