George D. Mandras

March 24, 1927June 23, 2019

George Demosthenes Mandras, formerly of Charlotte, NC, passed away June 23, 2019 in Mobile, AL at the age of 92.

The Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019 at Holy Cross - Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, located at 3021 University Drive, Huntsville, AL 35816, with Father Micah Hirschy of Birmingham, AL officiating. Interment will follow at Huntsville Memory Gardens, 6810 University Dr. NW, Huntsville, AL 35806.

Mr. Mandras was born March 24, 1927 in Kastoria, Greece to the late Demosthenes and Ioulia Mandragonis. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Thanasi; sister, Alexandra Maroulis; and former wife, Mary Mandras.

Mr. Mandras served in the Hellenic Army. Later, he completed training and received certification in Food Service Management. He was manager of the Piedmont Steak House Restaurant in Spartanburg, SC for 30 years.

Mr. Mandras was an avid practitioner of the (largely lost) art of letter writing. He wrote numerous letters to family and loved ones. He enjoyed the company of family and friends, the beautiful outdoors, Greek music and several affectionate canine companions. He was passionate about life, exhibiting a Greek temperament along with genuine kindness and compassion.

Mr. Mandras is survived by his son, Jim (Linda) Mandras, Madison, AL; daughter, Rozalia Pitruzzello, Mobile, AL; sisters, Savoula Tsatsaronis, Agrinio, Greece and Eleni (Kostas) Karris, Charlotte, NC; granddaughter, Victoria Pitruzzello, Mobile, AL; several cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Mr. Mandras’ memory, to the Animal Rescue Foundation, Mobile, AL.


  • Funeral Service Friday, June 28, 2019
  • Interment Friday, June 28, 2019


George D. Mandras

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Sarah Calvert

June 28, 2019

May his memory be eternal. With love to all of you,

larry billiter

June 27, 2019

Jim, I am sorry for the loss of your Father. I wish I had met him.
I remember your Mom fondly.

May God be with you and all of your Family.

En Xristo Ihsou, Larry Billiter

Alan and Francine Davis

June 27, 2019

Jim and Linda-
We were sorry to hear about your father's passing. May our Lord comfort you during this time of distress. We keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
-Alan and Francine

Vivi Lane

June 27, 2019

Theo was always so nice. I first got to know him when he stayed at my parents home in Hacienda Heights. I was only in my twenties then and would hear stories about the old times in Greece from Theo and my Yiayia Aliki. Their conversations were always entertaining. I also remember him sitting in the cafenion in Karpenisi with my dad and with all of their friends. I know my dad always looked forward spending time with him. I will miss him.