Kenneth J. Mitchell


Kenneth J. Mitchell, age 72 of DuBois, PA died Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at Penn Highlands DuBois Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Born on January 6, 1949 in St. Marys, PA, he was the son of the late John E. and Helen A. (Rebic) Mitchell.

On November 20, 1971 he married his wife Deborah (Brouse) Mitchell. They would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this fall.

Ken served in the United Sates Army Reserves.

He was a 1966 graduate of Bennetts Valley High School and was a 1970 graduate of Ft. Lauderdale University. He then became a Certified Public Accountant in 1985.

He worked the majority of his career in banking. Ken left banking as the Head Auditor of First Commonwealth Bank in Indiana, PA and continued as Comptroller of Fairview Sintered Metals in Kersey, PA. He then finished his career alongside Denny Raybuck at International Custom Products and Global Fabrication. He always enjoyed working with numbers.

Ken served on various boards of directors in the DuBois area including The United Way, the DuBois Public Library, the DuBois Area School Board and the Spider Lake Developmental Committee. He attended Christ Lutheran Church and was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

He loved going to the beach, ducks, rum and cokes and watching Fox News. Above all, Ken loved spending time with his family and following their many activities.

He is survived by one daughter (Elizabeth Drahushak and her husband William) and one son (Kenny Mitchell and his wife Ang) both of DuBois, PA, grandchildren (Caitlin and her significant other Andrew Boyle, Mitchell and Adam Drahushak, and Connor and Ryan Mitchell) and one brother (Jack Mitchell and his wife Debi of Weedville, PA).

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 16, 2021 from 4 – 7 PM at the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM from Christ Lutheran Church with Pastors John and Amy Miller co-officiating.

Burial will take place in Morningside Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the DuBois Area Ministerial Food Pantry, PO Box 157, DuBois, PA and /or a Charity of the Donor’s Choice.


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