Michael Anthony Mitchell, 49, Brookings, died Dec. 27, 2001, in Brookings of a brain tumor.

He was born May 27, 1952, in San Diego, Calif.

He married Jan Mitchell Sept. 14, 1974, in San Diego.

Mr. Mitchell owned and operated a construction company in San Diego from 1976 until moving to Brookings in 1989, where he worked as a water and waste treatment manager.

He was an avid fisherman working as a tender on an urchin boat. He was a member of Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

Survivors are his wife of Brookings; daughter, Kristin Mitchell of Brookings; mother, Helen Mitchell of Ramona, Calif.; brothers, George Mitchell Jr. of Santee, Calif.; Timothy Mitchell of San Diego.

A memorial Mass is planned Jan. 2 at 11 a.m. at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. A rosary will precede the Mass at 10:30 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 1301 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531.

Arrangements are under the direction of Redwood Memorial Chapel.