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19th July
written by Sean Noble


To know Mitch Menlove was to like him. He was one of the nicest guys you’d ever meet.  He was a wunderkind in everything he did professionally, in his church and as a husband and father.

And at the tender age of 36, he has been called home to his Father.

Those of us who share his faith believe that there is a purpose for his death. But that doesn’t take away the shock and pain. And it doesn’t take away the grief we suffer as we think about his wonderful wife Elizabeth, the three boys, and the baby that is due any day now.  As Kevin DeMenna (Mitch’s former boss and tennis partner) said, Mitch must be one incredible human being to be needed “on the other side” more than here.

Our hearts go out to Mitch’s young family, his brothers, his parents and anyone else who was blessed to call him a friend.

Here is a statement from two of his close friends, Kevin DeMenna and Matt Salmon:

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is with immense sadness that we share with you the heartbreaking news that our friend, colleague and brother, Mitch Menlove, passed away shortly after 1:00 AM last night in the Flagstaff hospital.

[Service information below]

There is no way to express the heartbreak and the sadness that death at such a young age brings, however, Mitch’s family and friends are gathering to celebrate the life of such an extraordinary and selfless man.

We ask that your prayers and thoughts be with Mitch and his loved ones at this time.

With heartfelt feeling to all,

Kevin DeMenna

The Honorable Matt Salmon

Phoenix, Arizona Services:

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Biltmore Ward

1835 East Missouri Avenue

Phoenix, Arizona 85016-3021

Family Viewing from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Public Viewing from 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 AM

Salt Lake City, Utah Services:

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

(Location yet to be determined)

Family Viewing from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Public Viewing from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Funeral Services will begin at 10:00 AM

Mitch was one of the good guys.

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  2. Pam Saley

    Mitch, to think of you is to smile. Watching you grow up into the outstanding young man that you are was a privilege. Our family is devastated and our hearts and prayers go out to Elizabeth and your children, and your parents and siblings,whom we also love. – Jim and Pam Saley and family- Salt Lake City, UT.

  3. Paul Boyer

    I’m proud to have been counted among Mitch’s friends. I miss you brother.

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