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Joseph J. Mangan


Joseph J. Mangan, of Airmont, NY passed away on December 29th. Son of the late J. Joseph and Mary Healy Mangan, he was born in Pittston. PA on Nov 23, 1926.

He graduated from St John the Evangelist High School and immediately enrolled in an accelerated course in Architectural Engineering at the University of Scranton and completed his architectural study at Penn State University.

In 1966 he opened his own architectural office in New York City and later moved the office to Ho Ho Kus, NJ. He designed over 100 projects including the Gas Pavilion at the 1964 New York World’s Fair and the Rosewood Mausoleum at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, NY. He was also the conceptualizer of “Hedratecture” and holds the patent for “The Expandable Platform”. He was a member of the A.I.A, Rotary Club of Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ and the History Club.

Beloved husband of 65 years of Aleen Mangan (nee Dargis). Devoted father of Mary Ellen and her husband James McCarthy of Oradell, NJ; Susan Mangan of River Edge, NJ; Maureen and her husband Robert Cohn of Marblehead, MA; John of Washington DC and his former spouse, Beth Bronder; and Christine and her husband Gerald Cawley of Smithtown, NY.

He was predeceased by his beloved son Joseph Michael Mangan. Dear brother of Mary Louise Mangan of Brooks Estates in Inkerman/Pittston, PA. He was predeceased by his sister from the order of St Joseph of Peace, Sister Miriam Mangan. Loving grandfather of Joseph, Claire, Jeffrey, Annie, Michael, Aileen, Bryan, Matthew, John, Thomas, Kevin and Emma.

A kind and generous man without a bad word for anyone, he lived a full life with his loving family enjoying his favorite pursuits: architecture, travel, art and History.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 9am from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston. The family will receive friends and relatives from 8am-9am at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9:30am in St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William Street, Pittston. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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