In Loving Memory of Dominick A. Mandarano

Dominick A. Mandarano

Dominick A. Mandarano

Dunmore, PA September 20, 1935 ~ January 23, 2019 Date of Service: January 28, 2019

Dominick A. Mandarano, 83, of Dunmore, died Wednesday evening at Green Ridge Care Center, Scranton. He wife, the former Rosa DiPietro, died August 10, 2010. The couple had been married for 56 years.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Giovanni and Pasqualina Guerrise Mandarano and attended the Dunmore Public Schools. He was a self-employed tailor for many years and also worked in the men’s suit department at Boscov’s in Scranton for 25 years before retiring at the age of 82.

 As a talented tailor and designer, he altered clothing for the federal judges, secret service agents, and doctors among other prestigious individuals. He had a proud work ethic that he passed along to his children and grandchildren, who affectionately called him “Papa”.  As a father, he was very generous and protective of his children and always wanted them to be careful. He was stern and showed them “tough love” and his memory was impeccable. He made sure to always be in touch with his family through phone calls or text messages. His wife was the love of his life and they enjoyed 50 loving years in their home making many fond memories.  He was very dedicated to his family and friends.

Dominick was a man of faith and enjoyed watching the EWTN television station. He was an excellent baker, cook and he loved to garden. He loved animals, especially his German Shepherd, Star Rose, who was his loyal companion in his later years. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

The family wishes to thank the many doctors, nurses and medical staff for all of their care and compassion, especially, Dr. Joseph Leo, Dr. Nishant Sethi, Dr. Louis Adamo, Dr. Ferdinand Manahan, Dr. Marianne Santioni, Dr. Todd Glidwell, Dr. Christopher Dressel, Dr. Donnie Preate, Dr. Elmo Baldassari and Dr. Nicholas Dodge. The Green Ridge Care Center and their nurses and nurses aids and Charles Stevens, DPT and Lori Cardiale, OT.

Surviving are daughters; Patrice Garber and Marisa Mandarano Kortawy, both of Dunmore. Sons; John Mandarano and wife Michele, Scranton and Dr. Michael Mandarano, Dunmore. Sisters; Jennie Wentline, and Clare Pugliese and husband Nick and a brother, Pasquale Mandarano, all of Dunmore.

Grandchildren; John Mandarano and wife Amy, Jude Mandarano, Christina Mandarano O’Riely and husband Seamus, Michael Francis Mandarano, Paul and wife Paige  Mandarano, Victoria Mandarano Ismajlaj and husband Edon, Christopher and Deanna Garber and Tyler Jude Kortawy.   Great-Grandchildren; Veda and Sun Ra. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Anne Mandarano, a son, Patrick Mandarano and a sister, Mary Mandarano.

The funeral will be Monday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore with Mass at 1:00pm at St. Ann’s Basilica, St. Ann St., Scranton.

Interment is private at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call Sunday from 2-5pm at the funeral home.

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Lisa Myers
Posts: 5
Reply #5 on : Tue January 29, 2019, 12:54:32
I am sorry to hear of Mr. Mandarano’s passing. I only knew him from his many years at Boscov‘s, where he fitted my dad, my husband, and both my sons several times. He was such a gentleman, shared truly great insights, and always had good fashion suggestions along the way, no matter the purchase.
I am truly sorry for your loss.
Arlis Ross
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Re: In Loving Memory of Dominick A. Mandarano
Reply #4 on : Mon January 28, 2019, 16:45:22
I am sorry for your families loss. Sending prayers
Guerrise Patrick P
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Re: In Loving Memory of Dominick A. Mandarano
Reply #3 on : Sat January 26, 2019, 01:06:10
Suddenly I am nine years old living with Zia Pasqualina without my mom or sister. (Mom was ill) I looked up to teenage cousin Dominic who was an adult in my eyes. He never made me feel unwelcome or a burden. I was family and that was enough for him to care. He never changed. He put his family first. His passing leaves a hole in our hearts.
Fran & Sandi Burne
Posts: 5
Losing Dominick
Reply #2 on : Fri January 25, 2019, 20:42:24
Dominick's kindness, wit, charm, knowledge, and talents will greatly missed. We love him and his whole family! Heartbroken Friends Forever!
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Reply #1 on : Fri January 25, 2019, 11:56:21