Captain Nabil Mito

January 12, 1941March 7, 2014
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Nabil "bol bol" was born in Cairo, Egypt with an unparalleled love and respect for the sea. Wanting to scuba dive since he was practically a toddler, his mother started him off with snorkel gear instead. Nabil never went unnoticed, with his striking good looks and unmistakable confidence - a brilliant combination of being both English and Egyptian.

He excelled at Victoria College in Alexandria, prior to entering the Naval Academy in 1957, from where he ultimately graduated the valedictorian of his class. His highly decorated career flourished and he became a Commander in the Egyptian Navy. In fact, he was charged with overseeing the collaboration with the U.S. Sixth Fleet in the restoration of the Suez Canal. Impressed by the successful venture, Admiral Murphy, of the U.S. Navy, personally honored Cmdr. Mito and even invited his wife to the Pentagon to receive a medal on his behalf (as he remained on active duty).

Following his military career, he went on to travel the world as a Sea Captain of ultra super tankers in the early 1980s. Cpt. Mito continued in the maritime industry as a Director of the A.M.P.T.C. until his retirement in 2010.

After brief stents living in France and Canada, Nabil moved his family to the U.S. in 1981. He left an otherwise charmed life in Egypt at the request of his wife and so that he could give lives filled with opportunities to his daughters. And it was in the US where Cpt. Mito declared Sundays as family days...and it stayed that way until he departed this life.

Services will be held on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 12:00 noon in the Westminster Memorial Park Main Chapel. Arrangements under the direction of Westminster Memorial Park, 14801 Beach Blvd. Westminster, California 92683. (714) 893-2421



  • Chapel Service Sunday, March 16, 2014


  • Interment

Captain Nabil Mito

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Heidi AL-Sabban

May 4, 2014

It is with a bleeding heart that I write these words.. My best friend and my God father has left this world! I know I didn't have many memories with you but for me these moments gave me the best memories in my life, And If I may regret anything in my life, I'll regret all the time that I didn't spend with you..

As long as you lived as an angel on earth… I'm sure that you live now as an angel in heaven too,, I wish you were here now just to hug you and tell you how much I loved you!! You were Irreplaceable.. I miss you so much my beloved friend.

Until we meet again, I will never forget you and I'll think of you every moment as I used to do.. enjoy your new life in Heaven and wait for me at the gate.

Nevine Shafik

March 25, 2014

I never had the chance to know you but I can tell who you were from your daughters and how you raised them up the only thing that can calm the storm is that you are with the one that you most loved and been most loved from with the person that is more beautiful than any other man may God rest you in peace and gives your family peace.

March 16, 2014

It is many years since I saw Nabil but I have fond memories of the time when
he stayed with his grandparents in Birmingham. Please accept my sympathy
on your sad loss.
Margaret Cliffe-Jones

camelia elcott

March 15, 2014

May God bless his soul. Nabil will always be remembered for his kindness and generosity.

Kathleen Mito

March 15, 2014

You will never be forgotten...every time I look at the Sea I will think of you.