Edward Lee Mitman , 89, passed away on January 1, 2020 in Kingsville, Texas.
He was born on December 30, 1930 in Dayton, Ohio to Vernon and Edna Mitman . He was a graduate of Miamisburg high school class of 1948. Edward was a veteran of the US Navy. He was also a lifetime member of the NRA, and a former member of Mensa.
Ed was an avid outdoorsman most of his life that enjoyed fishing, hunting and competitive shooting sports. He attained master and expert class marksman at an early age and was lettered on the University of Dayton's shooting team in the early 50's. He began a career in tool and die and special machine building in the early 50's and retired in 1998 due to health reasons. Over the span of his career he built programs for G.M., Chrysler, Ford and other large automotive and truck production companies.
In the early 80's he began investing in real estate and built a healthy retirement for himself and his wife Judith whom he married in 1960. They spent 39 wonderful years together until her death in 1999. He also enjoyed woodworking and was actively building furniture and other items from trees that he harvested and milled start to finish from the property he so loved on Clyo road in Centerville, Ohio.
In his later years he spent his time with family, traveling and playing the stock market . Unfortunately Alzheimer' s began to take hold and in 2011 he moved to Texas to be closer to his son Thaddeus and get the assistance that he required. During this time he was able to enjoy time fishing and spending time with friends and family.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Judith Mitman, and both his parents.
Edward is survived by his son, Thaddeus Mitman (Heather); his brother Robert J. Mitman (Barbara); nieces, Samantha Palmer (Stephen), Marcia Davis (Ronnie), and Diane Schwarzman; and his grandchildren Anna Marie Mitman, Lily Jacoel, and Ella Jacoel.
A memorial service will be held on January 18, 2020 at Turcotte -Piper Mortuary at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend James Ebersole presiding. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Services are entrusted to Turcotte -Piper Mortuary, 205 General Cavazos Blvd. Kingsville, Texas 78363.
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