Passing of Viscountess Elaina von Mannheim

With great sadness comes the news that Her Excellency, Viscountess Elaina von Mannheim (Toni Cordaro), 26th Princess of the Sun, has passed away in Atenveldt, on Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 11:45 a.m.

Elaina reigned with HE Viscount Sir Ulric von Brettvalda, the Dragon Bear, from 9/15/1990-3/16/1991.

After a stay in Drachenwald, and then a long absence from the SCA, Vicountess Elaina returned to us with great enthusiasm and had taken over the reins of the Hospitality Corps at Estrella War in 2007, a position she served in again this year.

In mid-March, Elaina fell and broke her hip. After a brief stay in the hospital, she was on her way home. That very day, she developed a Mersa staph infection, which spread through her organs, proceeding to shut them down.

By request of her family, any inquires should be sent to THL Jacquelin de Normandie at

There will be a memorial service for Viscountess Elaina on Friday, May 9 at 5 p.m. in the Barony of Twin Moons (Mountain Memorial Gardens, 7900 E. Main, Mesa, AZ 85027).

The family asks for no flowers to be sent please. However if you wish to send a card please either send it to the funeral home or in care of her daughter Eileene Zungia, 9736 E. Balsam Avenue, #D101, Mesa, AZ 85027.