Robert L. “Bob” Mandell

by | Aug 18, 2015 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Robert L. “Bob” Mandell, 92, of Richmond, Va., passed away on July 27, 2015.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice, his parents, Harry and Hannah Mandell and his brother, Jack Mandell.

Bob was born on June 25, 1923, in Paterson, N.J. A child of the great depression, he went on to graduate from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and served in WWII . He married Bernice Sophia Levison on August 18, 1946. With his young children, the family moved to Richmond, Va. where Bob opened Liberty Food Markets, a chain of grocery stores in Richmond, Petersburg and Colonial Heights. He loved bridge, golf, singing, dancing and telling jokes (Timbuktu!).

Bob is survived by his children Susan Friedman (Richard), Linda Cain and Barry Mandell (Debbi); grandchildren Rick Friedman (Beth), Brian Friedman (Dena), Todd Friedman, Jamie Mandell, and Nicole Mandell; and great- grandchildren Brady, Cooper, and Makenna Friedman.

His graveside service was held at Greenwood Memorial Gardens.