Robert T. Mangan
1928 - 2018
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Robert T. Mangan, age 90, of Olympia Fields passed away peacefully at home on his 90th birthday Monday, November 12, 2018 with his wife and children by his side. Bob was born on November 12, 1928 to the late John Joseph and Helen (Karney) Mangan. On December 29, 1960, Bob married his cherished wife of 58 years, Kathryn Niesen. Bob was a devoted and loving father of his eight children; Molly Tracy (Tim), Jennifer Pleiman (Scott), Magdalene, Susan, Kathryn, Robert (Dana), John (Mary) and Patricia. He celebrated each of his fifteen grandchildren; Maggie, Kathleen, Patrick, Nicholas, Lauren, Andrew, Olivia, Micheal, William, Matthew, Jane, Ava, Jack, Emily and Claire. Bob was also a loyal brother to Jim Mangan and his family. He was preceded in death by his parents; father and mother-in-law, Henry and Kathryn Niesen, and brother Jack Mangan. Following in the footsteps of his father, Bob was a partner/owner with his brother Jim in Mangan Builders, Inc., a construction and real estate management company based in Oak Lawn, Illinois. An Army veteran, he served in Korea from 1951-1953. A lover of golf, horse racing, friends and family, he lived life to the fullest. Bob led by example using his 3 main principals in life: honesty, responsibility and kindness. Known for his business savvy, wit and generosity, Bob also loved to entertain and was a great storyteller. His zest for life was infectious. He was appointed in 1979 to the Board of Directors of Chesterfield Federal Savings. Bob was a member of Infant Jesus of Prague church, Chicago District Golf Association, Society of Seniors and Olympia Fields Country Club where he was a two-time club champion. Bob participated in numerous local and national golf tournaments over the decades including the US Amateur, USGA Senior Open and USGA Senior Amateur, garnering numerous honors and awards. He was the CDGA Champions of Champions Tournament winner in 1978. He served as President of South District Golf League, a Director of Chicago District Golf Association and a United States Golf Association committeeman. Bob received the CDGA Past Presidents service Award, and, in 2007, he received the USGA Isaac B. Grainger award recognizing him for over 25 years of service to the game. Bob Mangan enriched the lives of all who knew him. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Infant Jesus of Prague Church, 1131 Douglas Avenue, Flossmoor. Online condolences can be expressed Interment private. Arrangements entrusted to Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Homes

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Published in Chicago Tribune from Nov. 18 to Nov. 30, 2018.
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November 29, 2018
Betty Sheehan
November 19, 2018
My thoughts are with all of you. I count myself as very lucky to have been welcomed into your family's home on multiple occasions, as it was so very warm and welcoming. Much of that stemmed from Mr. Mangan's wonderful personality and outlook. I know he will be missed greatly, and my love goes out to all of you.
Gretchen Hustad
November 18, 2018
Extending my sympathy, love and prayers to you Kay and all your wonderful children on the loss of Bob. We had many wonderful times together through the year and I treasure them. RIP. You are in my prayers Kay
Sallie Cummings Heinlen
November 18, 2018
My sincere condolences to your family for the loss of your love one. May the God of comfort be with you during this sad occasion and may his loving words at John 6:40 console your heart.
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