Joseph A. Mangano SchenectadyOn October 8, 2013, Joseph Anthony Mangano, 82, of Brentwood Lane, Schenectady, NY, passed suddenly from this world into the hands of our Lord. Joe's life should be remembered in these three words; Family, Friends and Forever. Born on February 8, 1931, he was the youngest son of the late Giuseppe (Joe) and Josephine (Morelli) Mangano. He was predeceased by three siblings, Guy (Kit) and Florence (Babe DiLorenzo) Mangano, Joe and Mary (Mangano) Andreine, and Pat and Lucy (Mangano) DiLorenzo and survived by his older brother, Salvatore (Sam) Mangano. As the patriarch of the family, Joe was quiet in demeanor, small in stature but a stable guiding force within the family. Joe is also survived by his Nott Terrace High School sweetheart and loving bride of 62 years, Marlyn Joy (Willey) Mangano; their children, Joseph Guy and Lori (Kilinski) Mangano, Michael Jay and Jan (Pendl) Mangano and David and Lynn Marie (Mangano) Bertrand; as well as nine grandson's; one great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Upon graduation Joe joined the General Electric Company apprentice program where he worked in various drafting and management positions before retiring after 39 years of service in 1990. As a veteran in the Korean War he served as a calligrapher (map-maker) stationed in Japan. Joe was a sports fan, following the NY Yankees and NY Giants as well as spending many decades bowling in various major leagues in the area including the Schenectady City and Mohawk Valley Leagues. Joe loved camping with his family for many years at Roger's Rock State Park. He took up golf in his later years and enjoyed the company of a dedicated group of golfing enthusiasts and close friends. Joe will forever be admired, loved and remembered by his family and friends whose lives he touched. Memorial gifts in Joe's name can be sent to the Schenectady Inner City Food Pantry (SICM), 839 Albany Street, Schenectady, NY 12307 where Joe volunteered his time. Relatives and friends are welcomed to attend viewing hours on Friday starting at 6 p.m. at the Bekkering-Ellis Funeral Home, 1 Mohawk Avenue in Scotia, NY. Funeral services will begin approximately 7:30 p.m. A military burial service at the Saratoga National Cemetery will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 12:30 p.m.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Oct. 10, 2013