Nabil "bol bol" was born in Cairo, Egypt with an unparalleled love and respect for the sea. Wanting to scuba dive since he was practically a toddler, his mother started him off with snorkel gear instead. Nabil never went unnoticed, with his striking good looks and unmistakable confidence - a brilliant combination of being both English and Egyptian.
He excelled at Victoria College in Alexandria, prior to entering the Naval Academy in 1957, from where he ultimately graduated the valedictorian of his class. His highly decorated career flourished and he became a Commander in the Egyptian Navy. In fact, he was charged with overseeing the collaboration with the U.S. Sixth Fleet in the restoration of the Suez Canal. Impressed by the successful venture, Admiral Murphy, of the U.S. Navy, personally honored Cmdr. Mito and even invited his wife to the Pentagon to receive a medal on his behalf (as he remained on active duty).
Following his military career, he went on to travel the world as a Sea Captain of ultra super tankers in the early 1980s. Cpt. Mito continued in the maritime industry as a Director of the A.M.P.T.C. until his retirement in 2010.
After brief stents living in France and Canada, Nabil moved his family to the U.S. in 1981. He left an otherwise charmed life in Egypt at the request of his wife and so that he could give lives filled with opportunities to his daughters. And it was in the US where Cpt. Mito declared Sundays as family days...and it stayed that way until he departed this life.
Services will be held on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 12:00 noon in the Westminster Memorial Park Main Chapel. Arrangements under the direction of Westminster Memorial Park, 14801 Beach Blvd. Westminster, California 92683. (714) 893-2421