Paul Mitchell, Prominent Waterville Community Member, Dies at 92

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WATERVILLE, Maine. (WABI) - A prominent figure in the Waterville community passed away Sunday.

Paul Mitchell, brother of former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, died at the age of 92.

He was an original member of the Waterville Boys Club in the 1930's and became a talented baseball player.

The batting pavilion at UMaine, where he played in the 1940's, is named after him.

Mitchell's service to the city spanned several decades.

He served on the Waterville Planning Board for 20 years and held a key role in the city's urban renewal efforts.

Mitchell continued in his later years to give back to his community, including his longstanding dedication to the Boys & Girls Club.

"We were able to honor Paul with our Wrigley Field project, Purnell Wrigley Field, and honoring him with the dugout and the naming of the dugout on the third base side. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this last year, too. He was an individual that was extremely caring, dedicated to youth and families," said Alfond Youth Center CEO Ken Walsh.

Walsh says Mitchell will be remembered as a kind and successful businessman who loved his community and never forgot his roots.