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Bill Mitro, 69, passed away unexpectedly, but very peacefully, at home in the very early hours of Monday, May 13th.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh (Mt. Lebanon), PA, Bill received a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and a Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University. He worked in retail stores (Burns Drugs Mt. Pleasant, Brooks Drugs, Johns’ Beechview Rexall) and in hospital pharmacies (UPMC/University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta) before retiring and becoming a full-time Fernandina Flocker.
Even when his life was tragically altered by a totally unexpected diagnosis of terminal, aggressive, 4th Stage Prostate Cancer just six months after moving to The Villages, he put a smile on his face and spent the past 4 1/2 years happily attending rock concerts and plays, traveling to the far corners of the world, telling wonderful jokes, and enjoying every round of golf he could fit in (… and cuddling his beloved kitties*).
Bill and his wife, Sue Anne (Sundin) Mitro would have joyously celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary this August.
Bill’s parents, Dr. William M. Mitro and June Kinnee Mitro, of Pittsburgh (Mt. Lebanon), PA preceded him in death.
Bill is survived by his younger sister Mimi (Mary Ann Mitro) Stern and her husband Jay Stern of Mt. Pleasant, PA; his younger sister Kathy Mitro of Daytona Beach, FL; his sister-in-law Maggie (Margaret Gallagher) Mitro of Pittsburgh, PA whose husband, Bill’s younger brother Jack, passed away last September. Bill is also survived by his nephew Ben Stern and wife Laurie and their children Lily and Oliver of Manhattan Beach, California; his niece Jennifer Stern of Apopka, FL; his nephew Billy Mitro and wife Stephanie of Pittsburgh, PA; his nephew Travis Mitro and wife Kierstin of Pittsburgh, PA (and soon to be Singapore residents); and his nephew Alex Mitro of Daytona Beach, FL.
Sue also especially wishes to send love and heartfelt thanks to all the AED responders (and their families) for trying to help her beloved husband.
On Thursday, May 30th, there will be a Celebration of Life gathering for friends and family from 1:30 to 4PM at the Bradenton Rec Center located at 1300 Pinellas Place, The Villages, Florida 32162.
In honor of the love pets give to all of us, we ask you to kindly remember Bill with a donation of any size to any of the following:
Humane Society of Lake County, a No Kill Shelter. https://www.humanelake.com/donate
Humane Society of Marion County, a No Kill Shelter http://thehsmc.org/donate/
Humane Society for Sumter County (“Your Humane Society SPCA”) https://www.hsspca.org/donate
Rest In Peace, Bill.