DOUGLAS RANDALL MANKOVICH
A former world champion figure skater and champion in equestrian dressage died November 9, 2012 after a brief illness. Mr. Mankovich was born July 30, 1958. Mr. Mankovich, along with his sister-ice dance partner, was a member of the US Figure Skating Team in 1978-1979, skated for Belgium in the 1981 World Ice Dance Championships, and in 1983 won the PSGA United States Professional Ice Dance Championships in Connecticut. Doug also became a champion in dressage and did much to bring the choreographic skills of ice dancing to the sport. He successfully bred Hanoverian horses in Virginia. Over the last twenty years Doug became known as a skilled, energetic, and caring coach and judge for ice dancing and dressage. As a testament to his skills Doug was to have judged Eastern Sectional ice dancing in Massachusetts in the days after he died and was invited to be a judge at Nationals in 2013. Doug also loved to show dogs and had champion corgi, Alaskan malamute, and schipperkes. During the last five years he became certified as a human resources manager and was the HR manager for a small consulting company. He is survived by his mother, Carolyn Mankowich; his sister, Karen Mankovich Geller and a niece, Florrie Geller. His father Dr. Ralph Mankowich, who died in 2000, was a well regarded physician in the Boston, MA area. Donations in Doug's memory may be made to the Memorial Fund of the United States Figure Skating Association, Lake Placid, NY. Arrangements are not yet complete. The family plans for a memorial celebration of Doug's life at Lake Placid, NY in the summer of 2013.