Lawrence Joseph Mandala

Lawrence Joseph Mandala, 67 of Edinburg, VA died at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, VA, September 26, 2012.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 28, 2012, 2:00 PM at the Dellinger Funeral Home, Woodstock, VA by Rev. Karen Van Stee. Burial will follow at Emanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in New Market, VA.

Mr. Mandala was born January 26, 1945 at Arlington, VA. He was the son of the late Frank Joseph and Emily Frances Lloyd Mandala. He lived most of his life in Shenandoah County and was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School, Quicksburg, VA. He served in the US Army in Vietnam from 1963 to 1966 with Company B, 8th Engineer Battalion, US Army Pacific and The US Army Reserves from 1966 to 1969. During his 40-year career, he was an electrician and lineman/ foreman working for Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative and at retirement, Sumter Utilities, Inc, Sumter, SC.  He was an avid hunter, loved his family farm, his dog Jake, and had a great interest in family and local history, and the Civil War. He was a member of Reformation Lutheran Church, New Market, VA.

In addition to his parents, his brother, John Frank Mandala (1936 – 1946), preceded him in death.

He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly L. Estep and husband, Kevin; grandchildren, Chandler A. Estep and Cheyenne S. Estep, all of Mount Jackson, VA and Ethan Wiles of Toms Brook, VA; in addition he leaves many dear cousins and friends; a dear friend, Carolyn F. Abbott.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 8:30 pm at Dellinger Funeral Home, Woodstock.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Education Center, 2600 Virginia Ave. NW, Suite 104, Washington, DC 20037

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3 Condolences to Lawrence Joseph Mandala

  1. Angie Branham says:

    Kim I am so sorry to hear about your father, you are in my thoughts and prayers. This is one of those times I wish we didn’t have the miles between us. If there is anything I can do please let me know.


  2. Gary & Sandra Wine Broadway Va. 22815 says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the freinds and family at this sad time. I will always rember Lawrence as a freind when he lived up the road at new market from me and our days at school Gary C. wine.

  3. Robinson Family says:

    :We are sending our condolences for your great lost.As a family that has suffered the same pain, we would like to share a scripture that bought great comfort to our family. This scripture helped us to see that all is not lost at death because John 5:28,29 says that soon our love ones will be resurrected to life.As we await the fulfillment of this promise may the God of comfort, comfort you.- Robinson Family of Elizabeth, NJ