He graduated from Park Hill High School in 1981 and continued his education earning his Associate degree from Metropolitan Community College (MCC). Mitch loved playing baseball and softball during his school years and continued to be an avid sportsman for local teams in the Kansas City Metro area for numerous years.
Mitch will be remembered for his eclectic taste of music, wonderful sense of humor, playing his guitar, being a devoted fan for the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals, being a hard worker and of course his stubbornness.
Mitch was a simple man who enjoyed spending time with family, friends and especially his soulmate Kim. Always living life to the fullest. When he received the diagnosis from the Dr.’s of lung cancer, he took the worst news ever handed to him and was determined to be strong not only for himself but for everyone he knew and loved. Mitch was determined to remain brave and fight.
Mitch might be gone from our sight but never from our hearts.
A Rosary will be prayed at 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 24, 2022 at Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville, MO. A Visitation will be held from 5:30 p.m. ~ 7:00 p.m., at the chapel. A Sharing of Memories will immediately follow at 7:00 p.m.
Mitch is survived by his beloved soulmate Kimberly Montoya; a sister Patricia Montgomery (James); Matthew “Matt” Debrick (Leslie); Mark Debrick (Tamela); loving nieces, nephews and many friends. He was preceded in death by both parents.
The family wishes to thank the Oncology Unit staff at North Kansas City Hospital; Ajay Tejwani, MD, MPH Radiation Oncologist and staff at The University of Kansas Cancer Center – North Kansas City; Jeremy Flanagan, MD Medical Oncologist and staff at The University of Kansas Cancer Center, – North Kansas City; North Kansas City Hospital Home Health – Ann, Taryn, and Ronda; NorthCare Hospice House, Scott Kuennen, MD and staff at Clay-Platte Family Medicine, Brian Ladesich, MD – Pulmonary Medicine North Kansas City Hospital.
The family requests donations be made to Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care-NorthCare Hospice House, 2800 Clay Edwards Drive, 2nd Floor, North Kansas City, MO 64116, KCHospice.org 816.691.1215
Thank you to all of Mitch’s friends who loved him and supported him through his illness – Bob Heese, Craig Eddins, Gregg Eddins, Shawn Land, Bob Bjorn, Doug Donnell, and Jimmy VanHooser. Memories of Mitch and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.