Bookhout Funeral Home

357 Main St Po Box 612, Oneonta, NY


Donald S. Mitchell

August 22, 1990November 2, 2019

Donald S. Mitchell, 29, of Oneonta, NY earned his Heavenly reward Saturday, November 2, 2019. Born in Oneonta, NY on August 22, 1990 to Sandra Layman and Donald Mitchell, Don was a beautiful baby and a shining star from the very beginning. He graduated from Oneonta Senior Highschool, going on to work most recently at the Otesaga Hotel, of which he was very proud. Music was Don's true passion. He was a talented lyricist and freestyle rap artist, who loved nothing more than creating music. Don was a beloved family member and a loyal friend to so many people, who will truly miss his amazing smile and his magnetic personality, which lit up the room.

Don is survived by his Mother Sandra Layman and partner John of Oneonta, NY, Father Donald Mitchell of Florida, Brothers Cory (Ashlee) Layman of Maryland, NY and David (Shannon) Ford of Oneonta, NY, maternal Grandmother Elaine McLean of Hartwick, NY, paternal Grandfather Kenneth Mitchell of California, numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews, and many Loyal Friends, including his closest friend, Matthew Carlson and his parents, whom Don had great respect for.

Calling hours and funeral services will be held Wednesday November 13, 2019 from 12 pm to 1 pm at Bookhout Funeral Home in Oneonta, NY with burial directly after at the Hartwick Village Cemetery in Hartwick, NY.

"The song is ended but the melody lingers on..." - Mitch Albom


  • Calling Hours Wednesday, November 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 13, 2019


Donald S. Mitchell

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David Bishop

November 8, 2019

Usos!!!! That was Donnie's battle cry going into every football game. A one of kind attitude toward life and games. Donnie brought smiles to my face and made me shake my head! So saddened by the loss of this young man. He lived a full life and did what he wanted through the good and the bad. I always loved running into you and getting that big hug. Lost to soon!

Rest peacefully uso and may your family rest comfortably knowing you are at peace.

Coach Bish

Fay May

November 7, 2019

Don was at our home quite a bit he was close with our sons Gordon and Shane . He was very respectfully others and full of life . Don was like one of our own children . He loved music and was in a group with Gordon ,Shane and Warren cichello. Don also did back yard wrestling with our boys . We love Don and he will be in our hearts forever Heaven definitely got a very special Angel . You are loved and missed so much Don .

Alex Bosc

November 7, 2019

Donald was a hard worker who always had a smile and positive attitude. He was very respectful and always put his best foot forward. We are proud to have called him part of our Otesaga family. You will be forever missed. God bless you!

Meg Kiernan

November 7, 2019

Don made an excellent concierge and I always referred to him as "Doncierge". He then made a wonderful server. He was kind, gentle, polite and I will miss him. My prayers are with his family.

Ashlee Layman

November 7, 2019

Miss you more every day D ❤ I'm so grateful to have been able to call you my Brother.. I love you, Always