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Elaine Berkowitz posted a condolence
Friday, August 13, 2021
As a youngster I would look forward to Jack driving down from Erie..surprising us and my dad, his uncle Iz, taking him to a Pittsburgh Pirate game. elaine berkowitz
David J. Brown posted a condolence
Monday, February 1, 2021
Judge Mandel embodied everything positive in the legal profession and humanity at large. I tried only one case before him but could not help but be impressed with his ability to manage a courtroom. He informed me that we both graduated from Erie Strong Vincent High School though 11 years apart and shared his concerns when he was serving in Southeast Asia and heard 200,000 US troops were headed to Vietnam. Thanks to his entire family for sharing him with us.
Beth Petrossi posted a condolence
Saturday, January 23, 2021
My heart is saddened at this news of Jack’s passing. He made the world a better place. From Saturday morning soccer games to dinners at Allegheny, my memories are endless. He is the sole reason 3 of us, 3 Petrossi kids went to college. As A High School drop out I thought there was no hope of a higher education. I went to Jack’s courtroom and spent the day listening to cases and he called me into his chambers between cases. He cut a deal with me, go to summer school and get Cs or better and he would make sure I was accepted for the fall. I got Bs and flourished. I later taught in the SA district and saw Jack frequently! I currently possess two MA degrees and owe it all to the Judge. I’m sure he is in heaven running effortlessly up and down the soccer field. Earth lost an amazing man, one whose legacy will never fade.
Jorje Chica lit a candle
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Thank you for your service, in everything you did in life. I am privileged to have known you, and I will never forget your generosity and spirit. God speed.
Elizabeth Weiss Ozorak planted a tree in memory of Jack Mandel
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Judge Mandel was an inspiration to many. The Allegheny community has benefited from getting to know so many of his "kids."
The family of Jack Mandel uploaded a photo
Sunday, January 3, 2021