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John G. Mangels

Howell - John G. Mangels, 88, of Howell, passed away suddenly Friday, December 8th

John was born and raised in the Bronx to John and Helen (née Woods) Mangels. He joined the Navy in 1948 and proudly served aboard the USS Miller 535. He later served 28 years with the NYPD, retiring as a Detective First Class, Homicide. He married the love of his life, Eleanor Coleman, in 1955. They later moved to Howell in 1963 with their 3 children.

John was a patient and caring man, much beloved by many. He was a member of the-Lakewood Elks 1432 'PER', Knights of Columbus 6201, Charter and Life Member, American Legion 166 Life Member and Tin Can Sailors. He and Eleanor were long time volunteers for Meals on Wheels. John was also a former President of the Pine Chapter of Deborah Heart & Lung Center.

John will be sadly missed by his children; Patricia Hartzler, Thomas Mangels & Christina, Carol Bjornsen & grandson Joshua Bjornsen. Additionally, next-door family neighbors nieces Linda Linnett, Joan Myhal, Susan Parani & nephew Michael Ballé, grandnieces Emily & Julie as well as many more loved nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit the DiCostanzo family owned, Lakewood Funeral Home, Howell on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. His funeral service will be held at 10:00 am Wednseday at the funeral home. Burial and military Honors will follow at the N.J. Veteran's Cemetery, Wrightstown.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to: https://www.deborahfoundation.org/donate

Further information at funeralhomenj.com
Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 10, 2017
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