Anyone who knew him was touched by his sweetness, wit, gentle nature, humor, compassion, and unique character.
He loved conversation and was always willing to engage with anyone and everyone.
Born in Kalispell, Alex graduated from Whitefish High School in 2005 and studied film making at the Los Angeles Film School.
He attended Fresh Life Church and had a passion for writing, film, reading, food and animals.
He is survived by his mother Laura Blakenship, father Monte Mandarino, mama Dana Mandarino, brother Grant Mandarino, and sisters Christy Blankenship, Sarah Sibbert, and Katie Blankenship.
There are no words to express our love for Alex and he will remain in our hearts and thoughts forever.
A celebration of his life was held at Fresh Life Church in Kalispell on his birthday, Wednesday, June 19th at 6pm.