Jean Rosenthal Mandel of Fearrington Village in Pittsboro, NC since 1997, formerly of Tuckahoe Yonkers, NY, died January 5, 2010 at The Arbor at Galloway Ridge in Fearrington Village. She was the wife of the late Howard Mandel; long-time companion of Philip McIntosh; stepmother of Mark Mandel and Wendy Sue; grandmother of Roger Morehouse, Susannah Mandel and Jeremy Mandel.
Jean worked in the advertising industry in New York for many years. She was a pioneer among women in the field, rising to the rank of vice-president at three major advertising agencies. For recreation, she loved to travel, for any reason, at any time, and saw much of the world. She was a creative artist, drawing, working in ceramics, and photographing her travels. Jean was also a great lover of animals, both wild and domestic.