Thomas P. Mitchell
1933 - 2003



COLONIE, NY -- Thomas P. Mitchell, 70, son of the late Thomas and Sarah Mitchell, passed away on Friday, August 29, 2003. Born in New York City, Mr. Mitchell was a graduate of S.U.N.Y. Albany, class of 1953 and received his master's degree in education administration from Hofstra University in 1955. Mr. Mitchell was a Fulbright Scholar and traveled to Scotland to teach while with East Meadow N.Y. High School. His professional accomplishments included his positions as superintendent of schools in Canastota, N.Y. and South Colonie School District where he oversaw the construction and opening of the Multi Use Gymnasium (M.U.G.). He completed his career as an administrator at St. Peter's Hospital. Mr. Mitchell was a Shriner, a Rotarian, a member of the Masonic Temple Wadsworth Lodge, the Alumni Association of S.U.N.Y. Albany, and the Republican National Committee. He was also the chairman of the Village of Colonie's Traffic Commission. Mr. Mitchell enjoyed boating, fishing and long drives through the country. Tom is survived by his beloved wife Veronica A. Mitchell of Colonie and by what he considered his greatest achievement, his three children, Thomas Nicholas Mitchell and his wife Allison of Redondo Beach, Calif., Sallyanne Mitchell Meier and her husband Carl of Nashville, Tenn. and Scott A. Mitchell and Nancy Loucks of Sykesville, Md. His sister Roberta Mingus of Raleigh, N.C. and extended family in Long Island, N.Y. and Scotland also survive him. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Wednesday, September 3 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at New Comer-Cannon Family Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Rd., Colonie (Rt. 155-south of Central Avenue). Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 4 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Clare's Church, 1947 Central Avenue, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Peter's Hospital Foundation, 315 South Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208 or to the Republican National Committee, 310 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. 20077-7561, in memory of Thomas P. Mitchell.