Frank Daniel Mitchell Sr., 83, insurance adjuster

Frank Daniel Mitchell Sr., a retired Commercial Credit Corp. insurance adjuster and former Baltimore resident, died of Parkinson's disease Saturday at a nursing home in Richmond, Va. He was 83.

Mr. Mitchell was born in Wilmington, Del., and raised in Baltimore's Hamilton neighborhood. He attended City College and graduated in 1938 from the Franklin Day School at the old YMCA in downtown Baltimore.


After serving in the Navy during World War II, he began his career in the late 1940s with Commercial Credit. At his retirement in 1985, he was assigned to the company's office in Las Vegas. He had lived in Richmond since 1978.

He was an avid collector of model trains and had an elaborate layout in his garage. He also liked going on "rail fan" trips.


He was a former member of Lovely Lane United Methodist Church in Baltimore.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Colonial Place Christian Church in Richmond.

Mr. Mitchell is survived by his wife of 25 years, the former Mary Hall; two sons, Frank D. Mitchell Jr. of Annapolis and Glen Mitchell of Richmond; a brother, James Mitchell of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Ruth V. Yeakle of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Jane E. "Betty" Constantine of Towson; and four grandchildren. His previous marriage to the former Betty Green ended in divorce.

For the record

Frank Daniel Mitchell:An obituary in Wednesday's editions for Frank Daniel Mitchell omitted, in the list of survivors, his daughter Gail Thiel of Roanoke, Va.The Sun regrets the error.