William H. Mandelare, age 80, died suddenly April 7, 2021 as a result of an aviation accident.
He was born May 20, 1940 in Holley to Dominic and Anna (Paduano) Mandelare and had lived in the WNY area most of his life. Bill was a US Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War and retired from the Greece Central School District as an Industrial Arts Teacher. He was a private pilot and flight instructor who held multiple flight ratings and was also a certified aircraft mechanic. He was a former member of the Model A Restorers Club, CORSA and was an avid shooting enthusiast, having won several awards in shooting competitions. He was always polite, courteous, gentle and was a person with absolute perfect manners. Mr. Mandelare was predeceased by his parents and his brother, John.
He is survived by his son: Daniel Mandelare of Lockport, his former wife and mother of his son: Polly-Ann Mandelare-Lewis, two nieces: Diana Mandelare-Au, Patricia Mandelare, and 2 great nieces: Paige and Lyndsey.
Family and friends are invited to attend Bill's Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday May 15 at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Route 237-Holley. Private Entombment will be in St. Mary’s Mausoleum-Holley.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Genesee Country Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd., Mumford, NY, 14511.
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