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John David Mitchell

John David Mitchell, 63, a 13-year Carson City resident, died Oct. 23, 2006, in Carson City.

Mr. Mitchell was born Aug. 30, 1943, in Tonopah to John David Mitchell Sr. and Helen May Ostander-Mitchell Tosta.

Before moving to Carson City, Mr. Mitchell lived in Turlock, Calif.

He attended Orestimba Union High School in Newman, Calif., from 1958-60 and graduated in Hawaii in 1961.

He worked in highway construction as a gradesetter and senior engineer. He belonged to the International Union of Operating Engineers.

He was preceded in death by his mother on Oct. 2, 1967, in Modesto, Calif.; father on Nov. 6, 1965, in St. Louis, Ill.; son Timothy D. Mitchell on Oct. 10, 1985; stepfather Joseph E. Tosta on May 20, 1991, in Turlock, Calif., and nephew Stal W. Carcy on June 28, 2004, in Merced, Calif.

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Among his survivors are his daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne and Mitchell Petroni of Dos Palos, Calif.; sisters Jeanne R. Mitchell-Burns of Mariposa, Calif., Jeanette Tosta-Carey of Merced, Calif., Janice Tosta-Finney of Felton, Calif., and F. Hope Mitchell-Skyberg of Boise; brother Rodney L. Mitchell of Midvale, Utah; and several extended family members.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements.