Mitchel Ray Emswiller

Mitchel Ray Emswiller, 54, of Alexandria, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, at The Capital Caring Hospice, Arlington.

The family will receive friends Saturday, July 12, from 3-5 p,m. at Dellinger Funeral Home, Main St., Woodstock.

Mitch was born February 17, 1960, a son of the late Fred R Jr. and Barbara Sanford Emswiller.  He graduated from Central High School, and JMU with a MBA degree.  He previously was employed by Kennedy Konstruction Kompany, Edinburg; National Business College, Harrisonburg, Va; and Centex Homes of Stephen City.

Survivors include his loving wife, Anne Clark Emswiller; a daughter, Rachel Emswiller; a son, Michael Emswiller, all at home in Alexandria.  James Clark, his father-in-law, and Scott Clark (Kim), his brother-in-law, also survive.

Annie Emswiller, his grandmother of Woodstock, survives, along with Mitch’s siblings, brother, Martin Guy Emswiller (Kim), Maurertown, and sister, Lynn Davis, Woodstock.

Also surviving are his doting aunts, Marian Penton and Vickie Helsley (Freddie), Woodstock, and Sarah Williams (Bill) of Tucson, Az.

Numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews survive with their fond memories of Mitch’s wit, ready laughter, and zest for life.

Ella Hall, his step-mother, Harrisonburg, his step-brothers Carlton Custer (Lydia), Jamestown, NC, and Adrian Custer (Brooke), Hagerstown, Md., are Mitchel’s survivors.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Mitchel R. Emswiller to the Fairfax County Library Audio Book collection and the Sherwood Hall Library through the Fairfax Library Foundation, 1200 Government Center Parkway, Suite 329, Fairfax, VA 22035, or online at

According to Mitchel’s wishes, there will be no formal service.  He was cremated, and his family will have a private disposition at a later date.

This entry was posted in Obituaries & Condolences. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Condolences to Mitchel Ray Emswiller

  1. Linda Hoyt says:

    Mitch, we hope you are flying 747′s with the angels. Thank you and your family for looking out for me at Wakeland.
    Go in peace.
    With Love,
    Linda (“CC”) and Pete Hoyt

  2. Susan Cunningham and Philip Eliot says:

    Our hearts and prayers are with Anne, Rachel and Michael, and all who are remembering Mitch’s joyful life. May he rest in peace, while all who knew him continue to live and love life with his zest and spirit. Ruth, Anna and the whole LB family send prayers, hugs and giggles to you all.

  3. The Sepple Family says:

    You brought joy and laughter to many and made light of heavier thoughts. You could always cheer us up and make us smile. You are smiling in a better place now. Rest and protect Anne, Rachel and Michael forever. We will miss you.