David N Mitchell

  • Born: January 17, 1967
  • Died: June 22, 2019
  • Location: Pelham Manor, New York

Pelham Funeral Home

64 Lincoln Ave
Pelham, NY 10803

Tel. (914) 738-1060

Tribute & Message From The Family


David will be remembered as a gentle, loyal, caring husband and father.

David Nathaniel Mitchell of Pelham Manor passed away on June 22nd 2019 in New York City. He was 52 years old. He was born in Manhattan, grew up on the Upper West Side and attended local schools before graduating high school from Northfield Mount Hermon in Massachusetts. He attended Grinnell College in Iowa, receiving a bachelor's degree in English. He worked for various companies first in Chicago and then in New York, where he would meet his wife of 11 years Lestiyani Mitchell They would marry in 2008, and moved to Pelham in 2015 with their three children. In his last years, David worked for Stroz Friedberg AON Company as a Project manager.

David will be remembered as a gentle, loyal, caring husband and father. He was a best friend to many, retaining close ties with people he had known since childhood. He was a voracious reader, had a deep interest in history, and loved visiting Montauk and listening to jazz. He thoroughly enjoyed making people laugh and impersonating voices especially George Bush. He adored his family and had a close relationship with his mother.

He will be greatly missed by his wife Lestiyani and their children: Moira Elizabeth, David Matthew and Abigail Sarah. He is survived by his mother Emily Mitchell, his sister Jenny Lee Mitchell and brother-in-law Aldo Ryzy-Ryski. He is predeceased by his dad David Mitchell, an award-winning scenery designer for opera and Broadway.

A celebration of David's life will take place on Wednesday June 26th from 4-8 Pm at the Pelham Funeral Home Located at 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham NY. A Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday June 27th at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church located at 575 Fowler Ave, Pelham Manor, NY. Interment will be private.


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I am sorry to hear about David. It is truly a shock. My thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

- Christine Raphael

Posted by Christine Raphael - New York, NY - Coworker   July 10, 2019

As a child, Nathaniel was kind, sweet, smart and adorable. As a man, he was all that, plus witty and charming, and head over heels in love with his wife and children. A truly tragic loss. I am holding you all in my heart and in my thoughts. May Nathaniel's memory forever be a blessing.

Posted by Julia Pearlstein - New York, NY - Family Friend   June 26, 2019

David was an original! Truly a gem and always a pleasure to be around and working with. I will remember him for his wonderful personality, smile, and kindness. Our sincere condolences on the loss of your husband, David. You are in my prayers. Forever in our thoughts. Gone but never forgotten my friend! Roger and Michele Toro-Vargas

Posted by Roger Vargas - Brooklyn, NY - Friend   June 26, 2019

A picture taken in the Summer of 1986: his Italian friends Betty, Erica, Leo, Paolo, and Stefano, would like to share it with his family and friends, near and far, as we all remember Nathaniel.

Posted by Stefano Genetti - Verona Italy - Friend   June 26, 2019

Our hearts go out to you and your family. Although I don't know exactly what to say, I want you to know that I am with you in thought and wish you comfort and peace as you remember David.
Anthony and Julia Mair-Pratt

Posted by ANTHONY PRATT - RIEGELSVILLE, PA - Coworker   June 24, 2019


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A picture taken in the Summer of 1986: his Italian friends Betty, Erica, Leo, Paolo, and Stefano, would like to share it with his family and friends, near and far, as we all remember Nathaniel.