Mitchell Jack McRae

1954 - 2009, Santa Barbara

July 17, 1954 May 27, 2009

Mitch has joined his beloved parents, Jack and Lucille McRae.

He grew up in Santa Barbara, attended Hope School, La Colina, and San Marcos. He served in the Navy, worked at Raytheon, The Carrillo Hotel and the County of Santa Barbara. Mitch was a very loving man who tried to help family, friends and strangers alike.

He will be missed by a large extended family and anyone who ever knew him. He loved Santa Barbara and enjoyed being with friends and family, reading, listening to music and his Church. He excelled at piano playing, drawing and writing. He is preceded in death by his parents, his nephew Kyle, his brother Mark and Uncles, Jim and John Fifield.

He is survived by his brother Mike and wife Cheryl, sister Melody and husband Jeff Walden, sister-in-law, Cathy McRae, nephews Joey, Koz and Zach, nieces Jennifer, Korlynne and Katy, aunts Mary and Lil and all the Fifield Clan. His great nieces and nephews will always remember their funny, loving and ever generous Uncle Mitch. Mitch also wished the best for his former wives, Helen and Cristina. Mitch tried to help his nieces and nephews through life's obstacles, especially those he couldn't overcome himself.

Mitch made us all laugh and cry at the same time but we always knew there was no kinder heart or sweeter man. We will always miss you Mitch.

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I am very sad to read this and only found this by doing a search for Mitch online in hopes of tracking him down.

I grew up in Santa Barbara in the mid to late 1960s and attended La Colina where I met Mitch and his then girlfriend Liz. We quickly all became friends with a crowd and we often sat at Mitch's parent's house listening to music. The first time I heard the Beatles White album was there with Mitch and the gang.
Mitch was one of the wittiest people I've ever met and he was brilliant at drawing.

I last saw Mitch years ago on a visit to Santa Barbara. We always talked about music.

I'm glad I knew you Mitch - God bless and see ya in a spot in the choir, will ya.

alygal_1 (anonymous profile)
December 13, 2009 at 11:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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