Dr. Peter W. Mitchell, Ph.D., age 68 of Franklin, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 31st, 2019, at his home.
Born in Queens to the late James and Margaret (Tiernan) Mitchell, Peter grew up in the Bronx before settling in Sussex County, where he has been a longtime resident.
Peter graduated from Fordham University with a BS Degree. He worked as a special agent with the FBI before returning to school to earn his MBA from California Coast University. After working several management positions in the private sector, he continued his studies; graduating Magna Cum Laude from La Salle University. Peter obtained his Ph.D. and provided treatment as a clinician for the adult outpatient chemical dependency services at Overlook Hospital in Summit.
Predeceased by his brother, Thomas Mitchell, Peter is survived by his loving wife, Kathryn (Camparo) Mitchell; children Bryan Mitchell of Hamburg, Shannon Singleton of Raleigh, NC, Kevin Mitchell and his wife Jessica of Casa Grande, AZ, and Michael Mitchell-Ovalles and his husband Juan of Belleville; step-children Tracey Comune of Manassas, VA, and Russell Comune of Clifton; brother James Mitchell and husband The Rev’d Frederick Von Schraplau; sister Margaret Chadwick and husband Jack; and his twin brother Michael Mitchell. He is also survived by his loving grandchildren, Trevor, Kaydence, and Logan; as well as his brother and sister-in-law Drs. James and Lorinda Camparo, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Peter will be held on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 from 11:30 AM-1:30PM at the Ferguson—Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, (One Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ 07462. Funeral services will follow at 1:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Foundation, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860.