|Birth: ||Apr. 14, 1956|
|Death: ||Oct. 27, 2008|
~ Mitchell Aho Obituary ~
Mitchell Charles Aho, 52, passed away Oct. 27, 2008, after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer almost eight years ago.
Mitch was born April 14, 1956, in Ilwaco, Wash. He was the youngest of four children born to Melvin and Patricia Aho.
Mitch excelled in both sports and academics in high school and still holds the junior high pole vaulting record at his alma mater, Naselle High School. He played quarterback and was a point guard for the Naselle Basketball Team making it to state three-out-of-four years. Mitch was a lifelong member of the Naselle Congregational United Church of Christ. Mitch graduated from Washington State University in 1979 with a degree in business, specifically in real estate appraisal, and had a lifelong passion for the real estate field.
While at WSU he was introduced to his wife, Kathy, by his best friend. They enjoyed, as Mitch would say, "27 glorious years" of marriage.
Mitch worked for King County as an appraiser for a number of years before changing to head appraiser at Benjamin Franklin. He then became in-house appraiser for US Bank before starting his own appraisal business, A & D Appraisal in Lynnwood. For the past 10 years Mitch has worked as a Remax agent for Remax Northwest in Bothell.
Mitch enjoyed golf, waterskiing, baseball, pinochele, classic cars, coaching little league and his daughter's baseball and basketball teams. He was a lifelong "Coug" and one of the highlights of his life was being able to attend the 2003 Rosebowl Game in Pasedena. He was also able to enjoy an annual golfing vacation with his siblings and their spouses initiated with Mitch's diagnosis and treasured those wonderful memories of time spent with his brothers and sister.
Mitch is survived by his beloved wife, Kathy; two daughters, Alicia and Brianna; his mother and stepfather, Pat and George Vernon; three brothers, Tim, Randy and Phil; and a one-of-a-kind sister, Mindy. His brothers-in-law, Mark and Brian Dunlap; and sister-in-law, Heidi Inglis also considered him their brother. He also leaves behind his beloved black labs, Cairo and Macy.
He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin.
Mitch cared deeply for his family and friends. This unselfish man's passing has left a huge void in all of our lives.
"That best portion of a good man's life are his many, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love."
We would like to extend our thanks to Dr. Tony Back and his staff at SCCA , the physicians and staff at UWMC, his wonderful hospice nurse "Misty" and the rest of the staff at Evergreen Hospice.
Rememberances may be made to The Mitch Aho Baseball Memorial, Comet Booster Club, c/o Pat Vernon, P.O Box 205, Naselle, WA 98638.
A memorial service for Mitch will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 6511-176th SW Lynnwood, Wash. A graveside service will be held at noon Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Peaceful Hill Cemetery in Naselle. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. at The Naselle Congregational United Church of Christ, 14 Parpala Road.
Arrangements are by Beck's Funeral Home, Edmonds, Wash.
Published in The Daily News on 11/2/2008
Peaceful Hill Cemetery
Created by: Harlene Soper-Brown
Record added: Jul 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39613861
Dear Mr. Aho, It is my privilege to create this memorial in honor of your life. May it comfort your family and friends. Respectfully,|
Added: Jul. 19, 2009