Eric Scott Mitchell
Eric Scott Mitchell
  • October 10, 1966 - December 11, 2017
  • San Diego, California

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Our world feels a lot less full since the passing of Eric Scott Mitchell.

Eric was born in New York on October 10, 1966 to Dean Scott and Sharon Mitchell, and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After a courageous battle with cancer, he passed away peacefully at home on December 11, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Having a strong competitive spirit, Eric achieved early successes in ping-pong tournaments, karate, football and diving. He took pride in being a member of the competitive diving team at Michigan State University. As an Alumni, Eric is well-known for wearing his MSU green and white, as well as every type of "Sparty gear".

As a structural engineer, Eric was a well-recognized talent, having worked in Chicago, on buildings in Downtown San Diego, and as a Project Manager for the County of San Diego for the last 16 years.

Predeceased by his mother, Sharon Mitchell, Eric is survived by his wife, Jennifer McIlroy-Mitchell, his two sons, Andrew and Jack, his stepchildren, Andrew, Presley and Richard, his father, Dean Scott Mitchell, and his sister, Krystal Mitchell.

Eric's hard-work ethic, his can-do spirit and his creative wit will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in Eric's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Trials) or the Breast Cancer-Research Foundation.