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Walter J. Mandarino - 89

6/19/1928 - 9/11/2017

Coloma, Michigan. Dolton & Chicago's Burnside area

Walter J. Mandarino age 89. Longtime Dolton resident, born and raised in Chicago’s Burnside area. He had made his home for the past 18 years on Paw Paw Lake in Coloma, MI. Retired after 50 years of service as a Tool and Die maker for Verson All Steel Press. U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. Fenger High School graduate. Husband for 54 years to the late Ronna Lee “Ronnie” nee Rossa. Father of Susan (Mark) Bennett, Lynne Mandarino, Deanna (Joseph) Mulherin and Thomas Mandarino. Grandfather of Joshua, Fiona and Delaney Mulherin. Son of the late Rose nee Miceli and Faustino Mandarino. Brother of Connie (Ken) Caplinger and the late Georgina “Joy” (Donald) Hakes. Beloved uncle of Michael Hakes, Christina Caplinger Ryan and Denise Caplinger Paciorek. Dear friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (US Rt. 30, 3 Blks E. of Western Ave.) Chicago Heights on Thursday September 14th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral services Friday morning 11:00 AM. Entombment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, IL. Memorials to The Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.) would be appreciated. For further service information please contact 708-481-9230 or


  • Ellen Bliss

    on 09/12/17

    RIP dear Mr. Mandarino! We will miss you but glad you are no longer suffering and you are now by your beloved wife for eternity! Deanna, Susan, and Lynne, our family's thoughts and prayers are with you! Much love, Ellen Bliss & family
  • Cheryl Lynn

    on 09/13/17

    My sincere condolences to the family and friends.Cherish your fond memories.May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time.Remember that he cares for you-1 Peter 5:7.
  • Laurie Bosak

    on 09/13/17

    Wally. What can I say except. You were and are such a sweet man that I had the privledge of knowing. Not only you but your beautiful Wife Ronnie and your children Sue Tommy Lynn and Deanna. My thoughts as well as my parents' thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. RIP. Love you
  • Becky Garner Czmyr

    on 09/13/17

    My deepest sympathy as you say goodbye to father, grandfather and friend to many. Know we have fond memories of Ronnie and Wally forever!
  • E. Letbetter

    on 09/15/17

    Please accept my condolences for the loss of your loved one, at this difficult time the family can find comfort in "Drawing close to God and he will draw close to you."
  • Jean Fisher (Garza) Family

    on 09/15/17

    Wally was such a friendly and nice man. Quite the jokester too! He and your mom were great people to have as support to my parents and us as we grew up. Loved the great times at the cottage in MI. Deepest condolences Sue, Tommy, Lynne, and Deanna. You are in our prayers
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