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Joseph Mangan

July 17, 1929 — March 27, 2012

Joseph Carl Mangan, 82, a true gentleman known for his kindness and humor, died peacefully at his home in Bear Creek on March 27th.

Joe was born in the North End of Wilkes-Barre in 1929, the son of the late Edward and Veronica McAvoy Mangan. In 1964 he married the former Joan Kenney of the East End of Wilkes-Barre.

In addition to Joan his wife of 47 years, Joe is survived by their children Mollie Mangan, Heather Shaw and husband Don, Deirdre Daesen and husband Stephen, Marlene Mangan and Joseph Mangan. He is also survived by four grandchildren Don and Dillon Shaw, Mariel Schramm and Ryan Daesen; by his honorary daughter Denise Love; and sister-in-law Isabel Mangan.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Edward and John (Jack).

He graduated from Coughlin HS in 1946, King’s College with a BA in Accounting, and later the University of Scranton with an MBA.

Joe was honored to have served his country during the Korean War in the Army from 1953-1955, and the reserves from 1955-1958.

Joe worked for the Government Accounting Office for seven years, then as a Certified Public Accountant in the partnership of Mangan & Schuler C.P.A. in Wilkes-Barre for forty years.

He also served as a 4th degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus, as a member of the Donegal Society, and as a long-time member of Saint Elizabeth’s Church in Bear Creek.

Joe lived as a man of faith who always put his family first. He also embraced his Irish heritage, golfing and especially Notre Dame football.

A viewing will be held at McLaughlin’s – The Family Funeral Service, 142 South Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre on Friday, March 30th from 5 to 8 PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Church of Saint Elizabeth in Bear Creek on Saturday, March 31st at 11 AM.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre and St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen.

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Friday, March 30, 2012

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