Sunday, January 16, 2011
RIP Herb Mitchell
He attended Bar Harbor schools, and was an altar boy at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church throughout his school years. He attended the University of Maine and Maine Maritime Academy, eventually becoming an investment banker. Coaxed by his first wife into becoming a member of The Ellsworth Players in the late ’60s, Herb discovered his calling as an actor, which he later developed into a very successful acting career in Los Angeles, appearing in numerous television shows and films.
He is survived by his first wife, Scarlet Kinney of Surry, and their children, Sharon Mitchell Kassity and husband, Chris, of Carson City, Nev., Kelly A. Mitchell of Penobscot, Kathleen Mitchell Hally and husband, Brian, of Blue Hill, and Gerard B. Mitchell of Los Angeles. He leaves behind four grandchildren of this family, Courtney and Tierney Hally of Blue Hill, and Lucas and Kate Kassity of Carson City, Nev. He is also survived by his daughter, Kaitlin Mitchell of Andover Mass., from his second marriage to Janet Ahearn, and by his two brothers, Gerald Mitchell, of Seattle, Wash., and Louis Mitchell, of Los Angeles.
Herb’s family wishes to thank Hancock County HomeCare and Hospice and Dr. Tom Bugby for their attentive care and guidance. We also wish to thank Nadine A. Kassity, MBA, RN, and Jamieson E. Jones, MD, for their book “First Heal Thyself,” which was a great help to the family as they dealt with Herb’s passing.
A funeral Mass will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Ellsworth, followed by a reception in the church hall. A private burial will be held in the spring. A service of Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Ellsworth. Condolences may be sent at http://www.bragdonkelley.com/
MITCHELL, Herb (Herbert L. Mitchell, Jr.)
Born: 6/18/1937, Bar Harbor, Maine, U.S.A.
Died: 1/4/2011, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Herb Mitchell's westerns - actor:
Little House on the Prairie (TV) - 1981 (workman)
Father Murphy (TV) - 1981, 1982 (guard, pallbearer)