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Gabriel "Gabe" Alexander Mandry

August 3, 1990 ~ December 29, 2021 (age 31)


Gabriel Alexander "Gabe" Mandry, 31, of Cape Girardeau, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2021, near Nashville, Tennessee, in an automobile accident.

Gabe was born August 3, 1990, in Anchorage, Alaska, to Kevin and Emily Friedrich Mandry. He and Samantha Purifoy were married October 11, 2014, in an outdoor ceremony at the home of a cousin, near Allenville, Missouri. Two sons were born to their union, David and Micah Mandry. In June 2021, Gabe and his family moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado to Cape Girardeau.

Gabe was a 2009 Homeschool graduate. He worked five years at Chick-Fil-a in Colorado Springs. He then worked many years as a building manager at McAuliffe Elementary School in Colorado Springs. He was currently employed as a material handler at Cape Electrical Supply in Cape Girardeau.

Not only did Gabe love his family deeply, but he also truly had a heart for the Lord. He was a longtime member of First Southern Baptist Church in Colorado Springs where he was a youth leader and ordained a deacon. He also served as a deacon and a Sunday school teacher at Heritage Baptist Church in Colorado Springs. He and Sammi were currently attending Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau and were looking forward to teaching Sunday school.

To cherish his memory, Gabe leaves his wife of seven years, Samantha, and their sons of Cape Girardeau; his parents, Kevin and Emily Mandry and two brothers, Jonathan (Rebecca) Mandry and Peter Mandry, all of Colorado Springs; his maternal grandmother, Maxine Friedrich of Jackson, Missouri; his father-in-law, Clay (Rhyen) Purifoy of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; his mother-in-law, Lisa Herring of Ash, North Carolina; Sammi's paternal grandparents, Bennie (Linda) Purifoy of South Carolina and Sammi's maternal grandfather, Pinkie Herring of Ash, North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by Sammi's brother, David Purifoy; paternal grandparents, Raymond and Ruth Mandry; maternal grandfather, C. Earl Friedrich; Sammi's paternal grandmother, Von Purifoy and her maternal grandmother, Lucy Herring.

To celebrate Gabe’s life, the Rev. Mark Anderson will conduct a memorial service at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau.

Memorials to the family are appreciated.  Online contributions may be given by visiting  Memorials may also be given in person at the memorial service.  Please make checks payable to Samantha Mandry.

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Celebration of Life Memorial Service
January 15, 2022

2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lynwood Baptist Church
2935 Lynwood Hills Dr
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

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