Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Mitch Pemberton, 75, of Rossville, formerly of Wapakoneta, Oh., passed away peacefully in his home Monday, February 11, 2019. He was born July 14, 1943 in Chattanooga to Almalene and Albert Jimenez. Mitch was a graduate of Lima Senior High School. Upon graduating, he chose to serve his country with honor in the U.S. Army, and was stationed Germany. Mitch was a legend in the Ohio music scene in the 1960’s, managing Springbrook Gardens. He was the drummer for The Charades, manager of the famous Ohio Power and inventor of the French Fried Pickle. Often imitated, never duplicated.
Mitch was preceded in death by his mother, Almalene Jimenez.
He is survived by his father, Albert Jimenez; children, Traci (Glen) Hirschfeld, of Sylvania, Oh., Thad (Tanya) Pemberton, of Rossville, Tara (Aaron) Hanson, of Phoenix, Az. and Kate Bindel, of Lima, Oh.; grandchildren, Dr. Adam (Devon) Hirschfeld, of Cleveland, Oh., Alden (Lauren) Hirschfeld and Addison (Alexa) Hirschfeld, of Sylvania, Oh., Lincoln Hanson and Layton Hanson, of Phoenix, Az., Juniper Blodgett and Max Blodgett, of Lima, Oh.; and great-grandchildren, Hayden, Bastian, Hunter, Vivian, Carson and Witten Hirschfeld.
A celebration of life will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday at Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.