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Robert T. Mangan

November 12, 1928 November 12, 2018
Robert T. Mangan
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Obituary for Robert T. Mangan

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

The family requests that memorial contributions in honor of Robert T. Mangan be directed to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Homes

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Memorial Mass




11:00 AM 12/1/2018 11:00:00 AM
Infant Jesus of Prague Church

1131 Douglas Ave.
Flossmoor,, IL 60422

Infant Jesus of Prague Church
1131 Douglas Ave. Flossmoor, 60422 IL
United States

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