Mitch is the first born of six children from the Levy Evelyn/Pearline Spencer union. Over the time of his residency in Gyambo he lived in Buildings # 306, #280 and #327. He graduated with the class of 1961 from Paraiso HS, and completed an apprenticeship in welding with the Panama Canal Organization. Mitch migrated to New York with his wife and son (Leonardino, now an adult and retired Air Force Chief Officer); where he earned an Associate in Applied Science in School Psychology at Kingsborough Community College, and a Bachelor in School Psychology and an MA in Experimental Psychology at Brooklyn College. He is now a retired Special Education teacher, enjoying a career as a certified sports official, and doing volunteer work with the First Panamanian Drum and Bugle Corp. Appalled by the state in the U.S. Canal Zone government left Gyambo he remains a committed and avid member of the Gyambo Reunion Group. He hopes that through this project he and his colleagues will ‘recreate a virtual village that will help raise future generations’ with the values, capacities and determination to meet life challenges as the village of Gyambo did for their children.

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