HALLSTEAD - James J. Mangel, 60, of Hallstead, formerly of Bradford and Marcellus, N.Y., went home to be with the Lord on Friday (Nov. 28, 2014) surrounded by his loving wife of 23 years, Kathleen, and two precious daughters, Mary Marissa and Emma Marie.
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Jim is also survived by his brothers, Brad (Sally) Mangel and Curt Mangel; three sisters, Debbie Garthwaite, Karen (Dave) Pascale and Nancy (Jeff) Burkett; mother-in-law, Larona O'Connor; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Donna Zubrowski, Michael and Rhonda O'Connor and Lee Hobart; his beloved cousin, Christine (Glenn) Pritchard; nieces, Roxanne Benjamin, Jessica Burkett, Kara and Stephanie Zubrowski and Danielle Hobart; nephews, Jeremy, Zach and Jake Garthwaite, Alex Burkett, Josh Hobart, Matt Zubrowski and Paul and Andrew O'Connor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd C. and Betty B. Mangel Jr.; a nephew, Erik; and a niece, Jodi.
Jim was the recipient of a miracle when he survived a ruptured aorta on April 1, 2012. He treasured every moment he was given after this with his girls and beloved wife. Jim's family and friends cherished this additional time as a special gift from God. Jim was humbled by the outpouring of love and support he received.
Jim was a friend to everyone he met. He spent a considerable amount of time mentoring youth and coaching basketball and soccer; including his daughters' teams. He was an avid sports fan. Go Orangemen!
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home Inc., Hallstead. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Great Bend.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Peoples Security Bank and Trust, Mary and Emma Mangel College Fund, P.O. Box A, Hallstead, PA 18822.
Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Inc.
25 Susquehanna Avenue
Hallstead, PA 18822
Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 1 to Dec. 8, 2014