Mitchell F. "Mitch" Radell Sr., 63, Hasbrouck Ave, Port Ewen, NY, died Thursday, April 29th, 2021 at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY.
He was born in Kingston, New York on August 8th, 1957, a son of the late Francis Radell.
In 1989, Mitch's Autobody Racing started from the streets, where racing began. Lebanon Valley became the first venue for the team. In May of that year, Mitch Radell married Christine (Terpening) and the two started a professional Racing team as well as a lifetime union.
In 1990, Mitch and Christine joined the NHRA, Mitch racing Super Street and Christine racing Super Stock. During the next year, the team tasted victory for the first time. Mitch won this first NHRA even at the Pepsi 1st State National Open. In the same year, Christine also joined the winners circle after winning class at the NHRA Summer Nationals in Englishtown, New Jersey.
From 1992-2000, Mitch's Autobody Racing Team participated in a limited amount of races. This was because of some life changes, such as starting a family, buying a house and attending to a growing business.
Racing was the love of his life, however most important in his short life were his children and grandchildren who he absolutely cherished.
Mitch is survived by his three children, Mitchell F. Radell Jr. of Port Ewen, Becky (John) O'Donnell of Saugerties, and Michael (Michaela) Radell of Port Ewen, one brother, Frank Watzka of Kingston, four grandchildren, Mitchell E. Radell of Kingston, Makayla Radell of Albany, Spencer M. Radell of Kingston and Chase M. Radell of Kingston, and one great-grandchild, Mika Radell.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by a sister Patty.
The family will receive friends during memorial visitation at the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway Ulster Park, on Saturday, May 8th, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm . The service, officiated by Deacon Timothy Dean, will be privately held.
In lieu of fresh flowers, the family suggests indoor plants for loved ones to take home and nurture in memory of Mitch.