Obituary of Anthony Mandio
It is with great sadness that we announce Anthony "Tony" A. Mandio departed this life on June 18th, 2018. He was an attorney's attorney, gentleman, mentor, advisor and friend.
Born in Lodi, NJ, son of the late James M. and Mamie Azzolino Mandio, he was an area resident for the past 66 years, residing in Bristol, Yardley-Makefield and Langhorne.
As a teenager, Anthony enlisted in the Army & served as a paratrooper/pathfinder with the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment and with the 504th Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division in the European Theater in World War II, which was instrumental during numerous battles, including the Battle of the Bulge in 1945.
After his discharge from the Army in late 1945, Tony attended Temple University School of Law where he obtained his law degree in 1951. Thereafter, he joined the law firm of Eastburn, Begley & Fullam which eventually became the firm know as Begley Carlin & Mandio, LLP. Anthony Mandio was honored in 2001 by the Bucks County Bar Association for being a distinguished member of the Bucks County Bar Association for 50 years.
Mr. Mandio practiced law for 67 years in Bucks County; and handled a wide variety of legal matters, which included estate planning, wills, trusts, school law including serving as solicitor for the Bristol Borough School District for more than 48 years, bank work, including serving as long time solicitor for First Federal Savings and Loan Association (now Penn Community Bank), real estate settlements and land development work.
Tony was known for his sunny disposition and attention to detail. His more than 66 years as a Distinguished Member of the Bucks County Bar Association are a testament to his skill, professionalism and longevity.
Tony was a member of the Bristol Lion's Club and served as its President from 1960-61.
He was also a long-time member of Yardley Country Club and served on it's board of directors and acted as it's attorney for many years.
Anthony was an avid golfer but greatly enjoyed skiing vacations with his family and tennis matches with his friends.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemarie Welsh Mandio; two sons and daughter-in-law, Jim Mandio of West Palm Beach, FL, and Mark and Tonia Mandio of Riverside, CA; three daughters and three sons-in-law, Meridee and Steve Worthington of Santa Fe, NM, Donna and Rick Cordasco of Shrewsbury, NJ, and Maureen and John Benkovich of Annapolis, MD, and five grandchildren, Dan and Lisa Cordasco, Anthony, John, and Carolyn Mandio.
We cannot express how much Tony will be missed by all!
Like the Frank Sinatra song …..Tony did it his way & we loved him for it!
Friends and family on invited to call from 4pm to 8pm Monday June 25th at the FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 S. Delaware Avenue (River Road), Yardley, PA. Interment will be at 11am Tuesday June 26th at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, Newtown, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The National Pathfinders Association Monument