SHARON, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – C. A. “Rusty” Mitchell, Jr., age 64 of Sharon, Pennsylvania, passed away on Friday, December 24, 2021 in Sharon Regional Hospital. 

Rusty was born April 2, 1957, in Vallejo, California, the son of James L. Black, Sr. and Eva Mae Porterfield. 

He was a 1976 graduate of Sharon High School.

He worked as a truck driver for Smith Transport out of Indiana for 12 years. 

Rusty enjoyed bowling and belonged to the Unique Mixed Bowling League. He also liked woodworking, hunting and fishing. 

He is survived by one daughter, Christina M. (Mark) Ewing of Sharon, Pennsylvania; one brother, Pete Black of Sharon, Pennsylvania; two sisters, Sue Ann Lutton of Sharon, Pennsylvania and Carol Peska of Farmdale, Ohio and two grandchildren, Mason and Maddox Ewing. 

Rusty was preceded in death by three brothers, James E. Black, Jr., Chet Black and Joseph Black. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 30 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Harold W. Stevenson Funeral Home LLC, 264 E. State Street, Sharon, PA 16146. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Aaron Lego officiating.

Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. 

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