Steve R. Mandich|
Steve Mandich died of a sudden heart attack at his home in Columbia City on Thursday, April 17, 2014. He was 44.
Steve Mandich was a lifelong Seattle-area resident. He grew up in Kent, WA, and graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in journalism. An avid student of quirky corners of American pop culture, Mandich wrote the definitive biography of motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (Evel Incarnate, Macmillan, 2000) and was working on a book about the entwined history of beer and baseball. He blogged extensively on topics ranging from Seattle sports history to 70s rock to Bigfoot lore and had recently achieved a goal of watching a game in every major-league baseball stadium.
Steve Mandich is survived by his mother, Margarite Jennings; his father, Robert Mandich; two sisters, Cheryl Jennings and Linda Joanou; his wife, Eliza Truitt; and twin 1-year-old daughters Beatrice and Vivian.
A memorial service will be held at the Mt. Baker Community Club at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 24.
Published in The Seattle Times from Apr. 23 to Apr. 24, 2014