Joseph R. Mangan Sr., 71, of Hanover Township passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Hospice Community Care at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
He was born in Plymouth on Oct. 28, 1941, a son of the late Harry and Elizabeth Bond Mangan.
Joseph attended Hanover High School and he was a U.S. Navy
veteran, serving during the Vietnam War
Prior to his retirement, he was employed for many years by the CertainTeed Corp. in Mountain Top, where he served as shop steward for the United Auto Workers Local 365.
Joseph was a member of Our Lady of Hope Parish in Wilkes-Barre and he was a lifetime member of AMVETS Post 59, Hanover Township, where he served as commander from 1984 to 1985. He was also a former member of American Legion Post 609 and Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 5267 in Hanover Township.
He was preceded in death by his infant brother and sister, Edward and Mary Jane Mangan; and by his sisters, Barbara Demorat, in 2001; and Delores McNeill, in 2010.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy J. Bogdan Mangan, with whom he celebrated his 49th wedding anniversary on Nov. 9, 2012; children, Edward Mangan, Chicago; Joseph R. Mangan Jr., Hanover Township; Denise Mangan, Kingston; and Mary Shuella and her husband, Joseph, Larksville; grandchildren, Alessia and Audrianna Mangan; Bria and Landon Shuella; brother, Harry Mangan and his wife, Sylvia, Hanover Township; sister, Judy Chado and her husband, Robert, Nanticoke; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday from Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Hope Parish, 40 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting Joseph's obituary at www.natandgawlasfuneralhome.com