In Memoriam: Mitch Incarnato, Class of 2012.

Mitchel Eric Incarnato 
May 13, 1958 – June 20, 2024

Born in Dover, Ohio, Mitch was small in stature but his gigantic personality, humor, and compassion for helping others made him an awesome human. His giving heart, service to our community and most of all, love and acceptance touched so many souls. After a 3-year battle with Pancreatic Cancer he passed in the arms of his husband. 

Mitch Incarnato’s full obituary can be found on Whidbey Memorial’s website.

Words from Mitch’s husband Rich:

“Mitch passed away the morning of June 20 in [Rich’s] arms at 4:02am from the complication of the cancer on his body. [Rich’s] heart is broken but [Mitch] doesn’t have to struggle anymore. His 3 year battle with pancreatic cancer is over. 

FredHutch Cancer Care & Whidbey Hospice never missed an opportunity to provide all of his needs with grace and compassion. 

His sense of humor and infectious laugh brought joy and happiness to so many people. He truly loved volunteering with so many organizations on Whidbey Island. 

We climbed mountains almost to the end, his passion for Christmas and Ebay shopping addiction made him happy. He loved to bake special treats for everyone, at his chemo sessions he would get a hug from all the caregivers & Doctors and he would have a beautifully wrapped treat for each one.

We are planning a Celebration of Life gathering in August and will have more information soon .

Going to take a moment to “catch my breath”.

Thank you for always supporting us and your love and kindness.

Our Tribe of friends, family and my office teams have wrapped me in their arms to comfort me.

Love you,

Rich & Mitch”

Mitch was in the Beach Watchers class of 2012 — a bright light and very active in Beach Watchers [Sound Water Stewards] training and in the community, including hospice volunteering. 

Nicole Luce

This will always be one of my favorite photos of Mitch – graduation day for the class of 2012!

Jill Hein

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