Mark Mancini

Mark ManciniMark Marino Mancini unexpectedly passed away peacefully April 17, 2013, in his Ridgecrest home. He was 42.

A celebration of his life will be held Thursday, April 25, at 3 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Chapel, 1201 N. China Lake Blvd. Pastor Bill Logan will officiate.

Mark was born Aug. 25, 1970, to E. F. “Lucky” and Mary Mancini, in Orange County. In 1975 the family moved to Lone Pine, where they owned the Scrub Board Laundromat and a citizen band radio store.

Mark graduated from Lone Pine High School in 1988. While there, he played football and joined the golf team.

In 1991 Mark moved to Inyokern for a short while, then to Ridgecrest. Almost all of his work has been in the security field. After 9-11, he joined the Department of Homeland Security as a federal officer and was still employed there at the time of his death.

Mark was very much a family man and looked forward to frequent family outings. His interests included cooking, politics and current world news events, gaming and Formula One auto racing. He was a fountain of knowledge on high-performance automobiles.

He also particularly loved visiting the western U. S. coastal areas and loved the sound of the ocean. It always made him feel at peace.

Mark is survived by his wife, Christine Ann Mancini of Ridgecrest; his mother, Mary Mancini of Ridgecrest; children Megan Butler, 24, of Torrance, Dustin, 20, Timothy, 18 and Mitchell, 4, all of Ridgecrest; granddaughter Jayden Butler, 5, of Torrance; and sisters, Bonnie Stillman of Blue Diamond, Nev., and Lori Gregg of Las Vegas.

Mark was preceded in death by his father, E. F. “Lucky” Mancini.

Story First Published: 2013-05-01