Mitchell Warner

Obituary of Mitchell Craig Warner

Mitchell Craig Warner, “Mitch” age 64, of La Jolla, CA, passed away from lung cancer the evening of Tuesday, 02/22/2022, at Kaiser San Diego Medical Center.

  Mitch was born on July 3, 1957, in La Mesa, CA to mother Judith Ann and father Ellsworth Leroy (Roy) Warner.

He is survived by his love of 21 years, Cassandra Lane; son Mark Leroy Warner; mother Judith Ann Warner; stepdaughter Jessie Lane; brother Matt Warner and wife Deb; stepdaughter Trisha Sanchez; stepmother Susan Warner; Shelli Mansfield, mother of his son; life long friends Scotty Farnham, Michael and Valerie Oliver, Annie Farnham, Chris McVeigh, and many others. He will sorely be missed by all, including cats Lucy and Nutmeg.

Mitch was a Harley enthusiast, having built his most recent bike from a bare frame. He grew up in El Cajon, CA, and relocated to La Jolla with Cassandra many years ago, which he called home. Mitch loved gazing at the night sky, and learning about the universe; watching and listening to ocean breaks; listening to blues music; singing, playing live harmonica and spending time with family and friends.

Mitch was an avid reader, loving Carl Sagan, Neil Gaiman, Yuval Noah Harari, among many others.  He loved football, the history of the players, and the San Diego Chargers before they left San Diego.

Mitch was a construction foreman and framer by trade, having previously specialized in underground construction, along with his dad and brothers.  He was loyal, honest, and hard-working, taking pride in teaching the youngsters safe working conditions, and the trades.

Everyone who met Mitch throughout the years loved and respected him. As one friend said following his passing, “he was a king among men”, which truly depicts Mitch.


Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at 1:00 p.m., with a 12:45 p.m. arrival time at:

First Presbyterian Church of El Cajon

500 Farragut Circle

El Cajon, CA 92020

(619) 442-2583


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mitch’s honor to the First Presbyterian Church of El Cajon; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Project Wildlife; or ASPCA."

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