James Michael Mandros
It is with a heavy heart to announce that, on June 15th, 2021, we said goodbye to James Michael Mandros, 72, of Downers Grove, IL. James was the patriarch of the Mandros family—a father to 9, a grandpa to 22, an uncle, a brother, a cousin, a son, and a dear friend to all. There are simply no words to describe the impact that James had on his peers, his family, and his community. He is predeceased by his parents, Lucille (née Maurizio) and George Mandros, his brother-in-law, Barry Roman, and his beloved grandson, Nicholas James. He was survived by his 9 kids, Kari (David), Tami (Jason), Christina (Daryl), Lucille (Zach), Mary (Todd), Matthew, Eva (Coggin), James (Erin), and Joseph, as well as his three siblings, Karen, Mark, and Frank. James was a Marine, a friend, a hero. Jim taught us that, in life, you're never too old to fall in love again. He leaves behind his girlfriend of two years, Linda Cherrington. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
If you would like to make a donation to James and his family, in lieu of flowers, we ask that you please donate to the Mandros Family Foundation. The celebration of life will be held at Bobak's Signature Events (6440 Double Eagle Drive, Woodridge, IL, 60517) on Sunday, July 11th between 2-7 PM. A private burial will be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
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Published by Suburban Life Publications from Jun. 21 to Jul. 1, 2021.