James J. "Red-Eye" MANGAN

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MANGAN, James J."Red-Eye" 89, of Tampa, passed away on Nov. 28, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Elda Hensel Mangan; & his son, Joseph Mangan. Preceded in death by his son, Michael Mangan; parents, Myrtle Ogden Mangan & George Mangan; siblings, George Mangan, Eileen Caughlin, & Eleanor Daniel. He was born in Hammond, IN, his parents moved to Tampa when he was 2 years old. He graduated from Jesuit High School in 1941. He joined the infantry with the Third Division & made the invasion of Anzio, Italy on Jan. 22, 1944, & wounded on Feb. 28, 1944. He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star for bravery, & other medals. In his early business career, he was associated with two national concerns & served as an officer in each. In addition, Jim has been active in Community affairs, served as past President on Interbay Sertoma & received a special award for bringing in more than 50 members. He was chairman of the committee to build the first new building for MacDonald Training Foundation and also served as Vice President of research for the foundation and past Leading Knight of Tampa Elks Loge 708, past President of Allied Industries of Florida Canners Assoc., & Chairman of Board of Pilot Commissioners, being appointed by two former Governors of the State of Florida. Was also in the Life Insurance business for many years. Jim enjoyed helping others & loved his many friends. Memorial service will be held on Dec. 6, 11 am, family will receive friends from 9-11 am, Gonzalez Funeral Home 7209 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL, 813-931-1833. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MacDonald Training Center Parents Group 5420 W. Cypress Street, Tampa, FL 33607 or to the .

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 2, 2012
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