Joanne Bader Mitchell, an obstetrician and gynecologist who delivered thousands of babies while practicing in Pasadena, died of breast cancer Sunday at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center. The Gibson island resident was 57.
Born in Far Rockaway, N.Y., and raised in Woodmere and Belle Terre, she was the daughter of Frank Bader, an engineer, and Nancy Granirer, a court stenographer. She was a 1977 graduate of Port Jefferson High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University.
She spent her summers as a counselor at Shire Village near Cummington, Mass.
After her university training, she took a year off to work in Boston medical labs...