Jeffrey Andrew Mitzel | Obituary

Jeffrey Andrew Mitzel | Obituary

August 24, 1990 – August 23, 2023

Jeffrey Andrew Mitzel died unexpectedly on August 23rd in Tempe, AZ. He was 1 day shy of his 33rd birthday. A Celebration of Life service for Jeffrey will be held Sunday, September 24, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at Gig Harbor Yacht Club, located at 8209 Stinson Ave., Gig Harbor WA 98332.

Jeff was born-and-raised in Kent where he excelled as an athlete playing both club soccer and baseball from the ages of 5-18. Baseball was his primary passion and after graduating from Kentwood High School in 2008, Jeff would attend Green River Community College and Pierce College where he studied business and played junior college baseball.

Jeff will be best remembered for his adventurous spirit, his love of snowboarding, cliff jumping at Banks Lake, collecting baseball memorabilia, and his passion for his two favorite teams – the Seattle Mariners and Seahawks.

In 2013 Jeffrey was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer that he battled for the next two years – fighting through 3 major surgeries, multiple rounds of chemotherapy, and countless follow-up appointments with doctors at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Throughout his battle with cancer, Jeff never once complained; he knew that he was luckier than most other patients he saw during treatments. In 2018 he received his “all clear” and was cancer free.

In the fall of 2018 Jeff moved to Arizona for a job opportunity and warm weather. Sadly, his battle with cancer left emotional and painful physical scars which ignited his off and on battle with drugs. A battle that would continue until his death.

Jeffrey leaves behind his heartbroken parents, Bob & Debbie Mitzel (Auburn, WA), brothers Justin Mitzel (Austin, TX), Tyler (Tiffani, Robbie & Maddie) Mitzel (Springtown, TX) and sister Emily Mitzel of Tacoma, WA. He also leaves behind grandparents Jerry & Shirley Downer (Gig Harbor, WA), Alfred & Jeanette Mitzel (Yelm, WA) and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.




Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@kentreporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.kentreporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Obituaries

James Cantrell | Obituary
James Cantrell | Obituary

May 30, 1930 - May 30, 2024 James Horace (Jim) Cantrell passed… Continue reading

Maureen L. Ludwig | Obituary
Maureen L. Ludwig | Obituary

February 4, 1935 - April 27, 2024 Maureen L. Ludwig, a beacon… Continue reading

Allan Keith Karpen | Obituary
Allan Keith Karpen | Obituary

June 21, 1944 - April 9, 2024 Allan Keith Karpen was born… Continue reading

Patricia Ann Hunter | Obituary
Patricia Ann Hunter | Obituary

Patty, beloved mother of Steve Otey, Sean Hunter and Scott Hunter, passed… Continue reading

Alexa Noelle Haman | Obituary
Alexa Noelle Haman | Obituary

Born Lara Corinna Osborn May 27, 1969 at Multnomah Hospital in Portland,… Continue reading

Doug Staats | Obituary
Doug Staats | Obituary

June 27, 1932 - October 7, 2023 Doug Staats was born June… Continue reading

Nancy A. Simpson | Obituary
Nancy A. Simpson | Obituary

November 17, 1943- April 2, 2024 Nancy A. Simpson, a beacon of… Continue reading

Rosamond P. Jackson | Obituary
Rosamond P. Jackson | Obituary

March 22, 1923 – March 12, 2024 Rosamond “Rose” Jackson, beloved mother,… Continue reading

Frances Bennett-Magnusson (aka Frankie) | Obituary
Frances Bennett-Magnusson (aka Frankie) | Obituary

Frankie was born in Seattle, Washington on April 1, 1941, to Mary… Continue reading

Phyllis Jeaninne Alford | Obituary
Phyllis Jeaninne Alford | Obituary

November 19, 1928 - Feb 22, 2024 Phyllis Jeaninne Alford, age 95,… Continue reading

Ann Estelle (Kellogg) Dona | Obituary
Ann Estelle (Kellogg) Dona | Obituary

June 26, 1932 - January 30, 2024 Ann Estelle (Kellogg) Dona, 91,… Continue reading

Hall (Gene) E. Presson | Obituary
Hall (Gene) E. Presson | Obituary

June 4, 1935 – February 16, 2024 Hall (Gene) E. Presson of… Continue reading