A memorial service for Joseph “Angelo” Mannara, 39, is planned for 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at the Mountain Meadows common area on Whitehouse Drive in Jackson; the rain date is Oct. 11.
Mannara died Sept. 9 in Jackson. His family provided the following.
Angelo’s surviving family includes his mother, Karen J. Lloyd, daughter, Jenna Maria Mannara, his father, Charles J. Mannara Jr., half-sisters Katrina Mannara and Stephanie Mannara, half-brother Charles J. Mannara III, aunt Marlene Brown and uncle Richard L. Allen.
In August 1992, at the age of 11, Angelo moved with his mother to Jackson from Los Angeles.
He graduated from Jackson Hole High School in 1999 and attended Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs in the fall of 1999.
He generously spent most of his time researching and consulting others on the benefits of herbs for health and healing. Angelo was active in bringing awareness to the uses of kratom to assist in recovering from substance abuse and as an alternative pain reliever.
Angelo spent most of his time researching the truth of the world past, present and future. Putting light on what the plans for us are in this new world of technology.
But his true love was music. He was an accomplished rap lyric artist. He has published many soundtracks on his channels and has provided music for others on YouTube.
A GoFundMe site has been set up to take donations for end-of-life expenses: GF.me/u/yxxvxn.
In lieu of flowers, send donations to the American Kratom Association, 5501 Merchant View Square, No. 202, Haymarket, VA 20169, or AmericanKratom.org.
If anyone has any questions about the memorial service location, they may call Valley Mortuary at 733-8267.
Condolences to the family can be sent to Valley Mortuary, P.O. Box 9059, Jackson, WY 83002, or online at ValleyMortuaryJackson.com.