Bob Mitchell’s Funeral

FUNERALS/MEMORIALS

Services for theater organist Bob Mitchell

 

 Bob Mitchel (Cinecon)

(Cinecon)

 

Larry Harnisch
The Daily Mirror
Los Angeles Times

 

Daily Mirror fan Karie Bible of Film Radar reports the death of theater organist Bob Mitchell. Mitchell was a regular feature of the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Last Remaining Seats series. He was quite frail at this year’s event but it was good to see him.

 

Mitchell’s services are scheduled on Friday at 9:30 a.m. at  Christ the King Catholic Church, 624 N. Rossmore Ave. He will be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd.

 

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Assn. or Boys Town.

 

Here’s a field recording I made at Last Remaining Seats a few years ago of Mitchell playing “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.”

 

Thanks to our friend Jon Weisman of the fabulous Dodger Thoughts blog for reminding us that Mitchell was the first organist at Dodger Stadium.

 

 Interview with Bob Mitchell (YouTube)

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One Response to “Bob Mitchell’s Funeral”

  1. Tracy says:

    One of a kind. An Original. Passing of an era. We will Never See His Like Again. All are true when it comes to legendary Bob Mitchell. His funeral was so very well attended. At the interment @ Hollywood Forever, “Over The Rainbow” (Bob’s favorite song) was touchingly sung by the attending Bob Mitchell Choir Boys. I LOVED hearing the audio clip Allan, of “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands” It really sums up Bob Mitchell. He will be missed.

    Tracy

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