Joseph J. Mangano Sr.

Joseph J. Mangano Sr., 85, formerly of 47 Woodworth Ave., Jamestown, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, in Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing.

A native of Buffalo, he was born Jan. 15, 1932, a son of the late Leonard and Frances Mangano.

He was a 1950 graduate of Canisius High School and attended University at Buffalo.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Germany from 1953-55.

Prior to his retirement in 1990, he was employed as a sales representative for Bristol Laboratories. He earlier had worked for Pfizer Lab, National Drug, Pittsburgh Paint and Glass and Bethlehem Steel. As a side job he was a wedding photographer of over 1,000 weddings.

Joe was a past exalted ruler of the Elks Lodge, past president of Club Associates and past president of Celoron Rod and Gun Club. He was also a member of Lakewood Rod and Gun Club.

He loved to shoot, fish and play guitar.

Surviving are his wife of almost 40 years Claudia George Mangano, whom he married July 9, 1977; four children, Kathryn (Frank) DiGennaro and Beth (Stanley) Czaplicki; Joseph (Sue) Mangano Jr. and James Mangano; three stepchildren, Beverly (Joe) DeMarco, Robert (Marcia) Cusimano and Joseph (Jeanne) Cusimano; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a sister, Tina Maisano; two nieces and two nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Elisabeth Mangano; and a brother-in-law, Sam Maisano.

Joe’s family would like to express their thanks to the staff of Heritage Park for the wonderful care he received.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in Holy Apostles Parish Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Rev. Dennis W. Mende will be celebrant.

Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 2-5 p.m. Sunday in the Lind Funeral Home where a Christian Wake Service will be led at 1:45 p.m. Sunday.

Memorials may be made to Celoron Rod and Gun Club, 210 Livingston Ave, Celoron, NY 14720.

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