Elizabeth McCorkle "Cork" Mandich, 87, of Kennett Square, died Friday, February 10, 2012, at her home. She was the wife of Louis I. "Lou" Mandich, with whom she shared 67 years of marriage. They met at the chemistry lab, while Louis was working at Lukens Steel Company in 1943. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Charles C. and Anna Mae Doubts McCorkle. Cork was a member of the class of 1942 of Coatesville High School. She and Lou moved to Kennett Square in 1960. Cork was a homemaker, who enjoyed cooking, needlepoint and decorating. Above all, she was a devoted wife and mother to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and will be missed by all. Beginning in 1965, she and her husband made 30 trips to Halekai on Maui in Hawaii. Additionally, she was a member of Olivet United Methodist Church and a former member of the Century Club. Surviving her in addition to her husband, Louis, is a son, Louis I. Mandich, Jr., husband of Barbara of Lincoln University; a daughter, Kathryn E. Aikman, wife of Reiley of West Chester; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister and three brothers. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 15, at the Harris-Mountain Funeral Home, 1030 E. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville. Family and friends may call beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Coatesville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in accordance with your wishes. On-line condolences may be made at www.harrismountainfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Daily Local News on Feb. 11, 2012