Robert W. Mandell
November 5, 2023

Visitation Information

November 8 2023 - 11:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue (Shadyside), Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Funeral Information

November 8 2023 - 12:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue (Shadyside), Pittsburgh, PA 15232

ROBERT W. MANDELL: On Sunday, November 5, 2023. Beloved husband of Diane. Proud father of Julie (Michael) Wishnow, Michael (Angela) Mandell, and Ted (Renee) Mandell. Younger brother of Stanley (late Donna) Mandell. Adoring grandfather of 13 grandchildren. Robert was a graduate and the class President of Taylor Allderdice High School, Class of 1959. He then attended Princeton University for undergraduate college and completed his law degree at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law. While at Pitt, Robert worked at Reinhold Ice Cream, and later went on to be the President of Reinhold Ice Cream for over 50 years. He was also a substitute teacher at East Allegheny High School and a lawyer. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 12 Noon. Visitation 11 AM - 12 Noon. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jewish Association of Aging, Attn: Development 200 JHF Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.


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Bobby was a great kid. He was Allderdice Class of 1955, not 1959. Senior Class President.

By L Levine - November 09, 2023

I was very sorry to learn of the passing of Mr. Mandell. He was such a committed and dedicated substitute teacher at East Allegheny H.S. I know that he touched so many lives in the district and made such an impact on so many of students hecame in contact. He made each student feel as though they were just as important as the next. Working in the H.S. office I would be greated by a warm smile and usually a little thought for the day by Mr. Mandell! I will treasure this time always. Rest in Peace. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

By Cindy McCoy - November 09, 2023

So saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Mandell.he was such an inspiration to so many students and staff at East Allegheny. He was dedicated and committed to the students at E.A.H.S. He touched the lives of so many students who will take the wisdom he shared with them always. He will truly be missed.

By Cindy McCoy - November 09, 2023

Mr. Mandell made such an impact on all of his students at EA. I’ll forever cherish the stories and life lessons he would give to us. He will be missed deeply. Rest in peace ❤️

By Paige Gizzi - November 08, 2023

From his role as my ever reliable substitute teacher, to his inspirational impact on so many students over the years, to his generous spirit, always ready with a good book recommendation, I'm grateful that I was among the many at East Allegheny whose lives were touched by Mr. Mandell. My condolences to his family.

By Kathy Chenot - November 08, 2023

Bob was always a bright spot in my day. My prayers go out to his family. I will miss just seeing him and talking to him. He is in a better place smiling on us all.

By Bill Thomas - November 08, 2023

Mr. Mandell will be truly missed by many. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family on his loss. He was always great to talk to and always was available to substitute in my classes when needed. His presence at East Allegheny is truly missed and I am praying for him and the family. So glad I got to meet him and experience his wisdom on many topics.

By Edward Lorenc - November 08, 2023

Mr. Mandell was an admirable man. I enjoyed having him as a substitute teacher in school because he would have interesting stories to tell and was one of those people you could have a genuine conversation with. My condolences to the family and friends, and I hope you all recover well from your loss.

By D Jackson - November 08, 2023

Im so saddened. He was an amazing substitute teacher- the best, in fact. He was always reading books and was just overall great energy. Rest in Peace!🤍

By Mykhia Todd - November 08, 2023

Mr. Mandell was such a kind soul. I had him as my substitute teacher at East Allegheny for many years. He was the most genuine and caring person I have ever met. I will never forget how he would always go out of his way to greet me in the morning with the warmest and biggest smile on his face. He will truly be missed. Prayers to his family. 🕊️❤️‍🩹

By Mercedes Hanko - November 08, 2023

I love mr mandell he was the best sub and I loved talking to him. I wish his family the best

By Sophia sciulli - November 08, 2023

Mr. Mandell was a great man and friend to me. I enjoyed listening to his wisdom and his vast and rich experiences. I'm honored to have known him during my time at East Allegheny HS.

By Kyle Alund - November 08, 2023

I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Mandell. He was always such a great teacher and always was the favorite substitute. May he forever rest in peace.

By Madison Spahr - November 08, 2023

Bob was a friend and neighbor. Kind, intelligent, great husband and fun to be with. He will be missed by all who knew him. So sorry Diane.

By Denis and Liz McCarthy - November 08, 2023

When I was a student at East Allegheny Highschool, he was one of the sweetest, most caring supportive substitute teacher I have ever had, he will surely be missed by all of those who he taught. May he rest in peace

By Mackenzie - November 08, 2023

Mr. Mandell was a class act as a substitute teacher here at East Allegheny. He always had a smile on his face & kind words for his students & other teachers. I will truly miss him.

By Diane McNeill - November 08, 2023

This loss is very devastating to the students of East Allegheny who first hand got to witness the wisdom and care that Mr. Mandell had for each and every student, my condolences are with his family as they go through this devastating loss. Mr. Mandell wasn’t the most talkative man at times, but if you ever talked to him he for sure taught you something, he cared so much about the education of every single student.

By Jack Firestine - November 07, 2023

Mr. Mandell was such a wonderful teacher, and had many life lessons to impart upon his students. My time with him will be remembered for the rest of my life. I hope he knew how many people he touched during the course of his life.

By Dixon Frank - November 07, 2023

Mr Mandell....what an inspiration he was, to me and for so many kids at EA. Everytime he was in a class room I couldn't wait to hear what he had to say. Years later, I still think of the impact this gentleman had on me. I'll never forget inviting him to my graduation party and he felt bad that he couldn't go, so he gifted me with a Clarion t shirt and told me I was going to great things. I still have the shirt and Everytime I wear it I think of him. My heart hurts knowing he is no longer here. You'll always have a special place in my heart. Thank you for everything you have done. Rest in peace. Love-Ashley❤️

By Ashley Harner - November 07, 2023

Mr. Mandell was the best. He was a wonderful substitute teacher to us at East Allegheny. I’m glad i’ve had the opportunity to know him and he will always be an inspiration to me. Sending love to his family and friends❤️ You will be missed Mr. Mandell

By Taylee Richardson - November 07, 2023

Mr. Mandell made a massive impact on my education at East Allegheny and I still think about him; one of my favorite memories of him being the smile he gave us when we asked what the 60’s were like. I am so incredibly sorry for this devastating loss and I’m sending y’all so much love.

By Caitlin Barnum - November 07, 2023

Mr. Mandell was a very kind man and will be missed greatly. He was my favorite substitute teacher at East Allegheny, he has taught me and my friends many things throughout our years at that school. May he rest in peace.

By Brianna Stone - November 07, 2023

Mr Mandell was A wonderful and respected substitute teacher at EA. You knew it was going to be a great day when you saw him standing at the door. I’ll never forget how he convinced us all he was the inventor of strawberry ice cream. I still to this day tell people about him and how I was lucky enough to meet the incredible creator of it. He will he dearly missed, may he rest in peace.

By Sebastian Cruz - November 07, 2023

Mr. Mandell shared his love an guidance with so many students and staff at East Allegheny for many years. He had our respect and love and will be deeply missed by hundreds of our students.

By Mark Draskovich - November 07, 2023

Mr. Mandell was so dear to us here at East Allegheny. I loved that his reason for coming back was because the students kept him young. He was a truly wonderful man and I am blessed to have known him.

By Julie Kenney - November 07, 2023

I am so saddened by Bob's passing. He was my friend and taught me and my students so much during his time here at East Allegheny. I will truly miss him and our conversations. Dennis Edwards East Allegheny High School

By Dennis Edwards - November 07, 2023

Mr. Mandell was a wonderful substitute and truly cared for the betterment of his students. I had the pleasure to not only be his student for many years, but was also able to know him as a young child when I used to go to Take Your Kid to Work Day with my father at Reinhold. He will be dearly missed.

By Tyler Terza - November 07, 2023

Mr. Mandell was the absolute best substitute we ever had at East Allegheny!! He was always in good spirits and the kids just adored him. They listened to him and were very interested in his life and his experiences. The world lost a truly great man who will forever be loved and remembered. I am so blessed to have met him, worked with him, and conversed with him. My deepest condolences for your loss.

By Valerie Ekis - November 07, 2023

Very sorry for your loss. I worked for many years with Mr. Mandell at East Allegheny. I enjoyed his stories and his diverse background. He always enjoyed covering my classes and would sometimes ask when I would be out next. He was great with the students and was greatly respected by staff and students. He was a first rate individual and I am better having been able to know him.

By Mark Pogue - November 07, 2023

Mr. Mandell and I solved many of the world's problems during time spent together while teaching at East Allegheny High School. He was a wise man and will be missed.

By Rick Yeager - November 07, 2023

Mr. Mandell will forever leave a lasting impact on the students and staff here at the East Allegheny School District. His dedication and commitment to the education of our students were truly remarkable, and he will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and loved ones during this challenging time. May you find solace in the knowledge that his presence had a profound and lasting impact on our school and our community. We will always cherish the memories and lessons he shared with us.

By Katie Sciullo - November 07, 2023

He was such a nice guy. Rest in piece my friend.

By Lois Sherry - November 07, 2023