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Former ABC TV President Mark Mandala dies

July 13, 2009 |  3:27 pm

Mark Mandala, a former president of ABC Television Network, died Saturday.

MANDALA Mandala, 72, spent more than three decades at ABC, culminating with his appointment as president of the network in 1986. He held that position for seven years. He also had stints running the ABC-owned and -operated television stations as well as senior posts in sales.

A reception for friends and family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Dorset Field club in Dorset, Vt. A West Coast memorial for Mandala will be announced shortly.

Mandala is survived by his wife, Joan, and three sons.

-- Joe Flint

Photo: Mark Mandala. Credit: ABC.