Mark Marino Mancini
Mark Marino Mancini, age 42, unexpectedly passed away peacefully in his home on April 17, 2013. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at Immanuel Baptist Chapel, 1201 N. China Lake Blvd. in Ridgecrest. Pastor Bill Logan will be officiating.
Mark was born Aug. 25, 1970 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 Dept. of Homeland Security as a federal officer and was still employed there.
Mark was very much a family man and looked forward to their frequent outings. His interests included cooking, politics and current world news events, gaming, formula one auto racing and 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.
Survived by his wife, Christine Ann Mancini of Ridgecrest; his mother, Mary Mancini of Ridgecrest: his children, Megan Butler, 24, of Torrance, Dustin, 20, Timothy, 18 and Mitchell, 4, all of Ridgecrest; his granddaughter, Jayden Butler, 5, of Torrance; and siblings, Bonnie Stillman of Blue Diamond, Nev. and Lori Gregg of Las Vegas.
Preceded in death by his father, E.F. “Lucky” Mancini.