Wesley Corbin Mandell, USN Retired, of Upper Marlboro, MD passed away peacefully on December 08, 2011 at age 84. Born on July 09, 1927 in El Paso, TX to the late Darwin and Mary Louise Mandell, he lived in Canutillo, NM and spent his childhood growing up in the Mesilla Valley area of New Mexico.
In 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served for 27 years retiring as an E9 Master Chief Petty Officer. Most of his 27 years in the Navy he served on submarines stationed in New London, CT followed by the Naval Air Station Patuxent River in southern MD before retiring. Following his naval retirement, he worked at Calvert Cliffs Power Plant. Never one to sit still, his second retirement was followed by numerous part time jobs as well as 15 years serving as a bailiff in the Prince George's County Court House in Upper Marlboro, MD until age 83.
He enjoyed serving his community and his church, Trinity Episcopal, where he was a long time member. He was proud to be a member of the Fleet Reserve in Annapolis, MD; the American Legion; Masonic Lodge of Freemasons; the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in Deale, MD; and the Moose Lodge in Upper Marlboro, MD
Preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Buck Sherbert Mandell and by siblings Paul and Darwin "Junior" Mandell. He is survived by his brother Harold Mandell of San Antonio, TX; two daughters Donna Mandell Hyatt of Richmond, VA and Ann Marie Smith and her husband Pierre Smith of Chesapeake Beach, MD; and his stepson Melvin D. Sherbert and his wife Janet Distad Sherbert of Dunkirk, MD. He is, also, survived by five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mildred V. Sherbert Buck Mandell
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