David A. Mitchell ’54 died on March 31, 2008, in Cary, North Carolina.
Born in Newark, N.H., on February 27, 1932, he prepared for college at Glen Ridge (N.J.) High School and became a member of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity at Bowdoin. After college, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he was deployed to Bamberg, Germany, serving as a Specialist 3rd Class in the infantry. After leaving the military, he became a teacher at the Emerson School for Boys in Exeter, N.H., and also a teacher at the Hackley School in Tarrytown, N.Y. He spent many years as a math teacher at the Taft School in Watertown, Conn., where he later became business manager and headed the steering committee that introduced a co-educational curriculum there. He retired after 34 years of service to Taft in 1995 and moved first to Calabash, S.C., and then to Cary. He is survived by three daughters, Katharine Mitchell of Cary, Cynthia Flisher of Middlebury, Conn., and Ellen Mitchell of Boston, Mass.; a sister, Marjorie Struhsacker of Franconia, N.H.; and four grandchildren.