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Mitchell Alvins


Mitchell Alvins
August 17, 1946 – April 16, 2020
Mitchell (Mitch, #5) Alvins, 73, of Brooksville, Florida, passed away at James A Haley Veterans hospital on April 16, 2020.

He was born in Brooklyn New York, the first child of Bert and Gloria (Burden) Alvins.

Mitch was proud to have joined the Army in 1965 and proud to have served during the Vietnam war as a combat photographer until 1968.  He remained active with fellow retirees of MIBARS.

He earned his masters degree while teaching photography at Baldwin high school, where he started the photography program.  Mitch was a wedding photographer for more than 30 years.

After retiring and moving to Florida, Mitch re-found his passion for playing ball.  He joined several softball leagues.

He is predeceased by his father Bert Alvins, his mother Gloria Mayes and his brother David Alvins.

He is  survived by his wife Kathy Alvins; daughters Jennifer Sulinski; Whitney (Jeremiah) Lacsina; son Charles Alvins; stepson Richard Basham.  His grandchildren Bri; Skyla; Matt; Elias; Jonah and step granddaughter Mia.  His sister Tia (Richard) Weil. Along with many life long friends.

A celebration of life to be scheduled at a later date, hopefully mid-summer.

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  • Wayne Drucker says:

    My sincere condolences to the family and friends and my you find comfort in his memories.

  • Brian Hutson says:

    I wanted to take a moment and tell the family and friends of Mitch, how sorry I am for your loss. I learned of Mr. Alvins passing while searching him up today. Mr. Alvins was a great person and try favorite teacher. I was a photography student of his back at BSHS ’88 and I always looked forward to his class. I was just thinking of him today as I was going through my photographs and showing my kids some of the awards I received for my photography while at BSHS. I couldn’t have done it without his guidance. His insight of photography, became instrumental in my career and where I am today in my profession. Thank you Mr. Alvins for all your guidance and teaching your love of photography. You made a difference in my life.

  • Scott Peritz says:

    I’m a teacher at Baldwin HS. When I started teaching there in September 1999, Mitch took me under his wing and showed me the ropes. He bent over backwards to help me, stopping just short of teaching my classes for me. I’ve never forgotten his kindness and his willingness to share his knowledge. The photography shop he created was an extension of himself, and I was happy to be a part of it.

    My condolences to Mitch’s family, especially Whitney and Chase who were in school with me. I’m sorry for your loss.

  • Ken Whitehorn says:

    To the family. I am so sorry for your loss. I only met Mitch a few years ago at our Vietnam veterans reunion. I enjoyed chatting with him and getting to know him.

    My condolences,
    Ken W
    1st MIBARS Association

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