04/15/1947 - 02/03/2023
Service Date: 02/16/2023
Service Time: 10:00AM
Service Location: St Katherine Greek Orthodox Church 2716 N Dobson Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224
Interment: Gilbert Memorial Park

James M Mitchell passed away Friday February 3, 2023 in Queen Creek, Az. at the age of
75yrs. Born April 15, 1947 in Toledo, Ohio and is preceded by his wife Evangeline, his two
daughters Matia Hile and Anastasia Ruth, his son in law Erik Hile, his granddaughter
Evangeline Hile, and niece and nephew Christine Owen and Michael Roe. James passed away
peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones. James was a loving husband, father, and
grandfather as well as regarded and respected by his family, friends, and community. He
graduated from Miami University in Oxford Ohio with a masters degree in Education. He was a
successful entrepreneur as well as a minor league and triple A umpire. James was a World
Series of Poker winner in 2006 securing a gold bracelet and bragging rights for years to come.
Services will be held on Thursday February 16th at St Katherine Greek Orthodox Church at
10am with a reception following at 12pm at Gilbert Memorial Park. The family is asking that in
lieu of flowers, donations be made to St Katherine Greek Orthodox Church. Please join us in
honoring the life and memories of James.


  • Shirley Lascari and Family

    Rest In Peace Jim. You fought a good fight..Love to your lovely wife and children. Our love and prayers are with them..You where a good husband, father and grandpa, and we loved you Jim.

  • Beverly (Veit) Morse

    I am very sorry for the lose if Jim, a great classmate of Whitmer 65. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends in his passing! RIP Jim!

  • Our hearts are saddened losing Jim 😢What a presence he was and a wonderful husband, dad and grandfather ❤️ We will all miss him terribly.
    Love and prayers for you all .

  • Cheryl and John Toepfer

    Our deepest condolences to Jim’s family. He was a good friend, both at Whitmer High School and at Miami University. He will be missed.

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