The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

June 5, 2013

Barry G. Mitcham

Star Beacon

CONNEAUT — Barry Grant Mitcham, age 59, of Conneaut, Ohio, passed away at home from natural causes on Saturday, June 1, 2013.

Born at Camp Pendelton, San Diego, Calif., he was the son of Margaret Gibson and the late Jack Mitcham and has been a lifetime area resident.

In his early years, he was a Merchant Marine on the Great Lakes. He was infatuated with the Edmund Fitzgerald and sailed on the sister ship.

Barry enjoyed reading and anything about history.

Survivors include his fiancée, Kimberly Rutherford; children, Winter Mitcham of Park Falls, Wis., Sierra Mitcham of Conneaut and Bo Scruggs of Detroit, Mich.; grandchildren, Skaiya, Kendra, Gabbi, Bailey, Izabella and Alize; his mother, Margaret Gibson, and siblings, Jacquelyne Gresh, George Mitcham, Gwen Sanford, Scott Mitcham and John Gibson, all of Conneaut; and 11 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Mitcham.

A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by WALKER FUNERAL HOME, 828 Sherman St., Geneva, Ohio. Obituary and condolences at