Obituary of James L Mangel
Mr. James L. “Jim” Mangel, 83, of Warner Rd. Titusville, passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 7:55 p.m. at Oil City Healthcare and Rehab Center.
Jim was born on January 2, 1938 in Titusville to the late Bert L. and Welthea Howell Mangel. He married Joan Niemann on April 11, 1959.
He attended Pleasantville Schools and was a graduate of Pleasantville High School, class of 1957.
Jim was fireman for the city of Titusville for 30 years, and served 5 years as Chief of the department. He also worked part time for the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home Inc. and Northwest Motors Dodge Dealership.
He attended St. Titus Church and was a member of Titusville Moose Center 84, the Venango County Sheriff's Posey, and Gated Horse Club. He spent many years riding horses and often rode them in parades.
Jim enjoyed golfing, and was a member Green Acres Elderstatemen Golf League, and Union City Country Club, and liked to go bowling.
He is survived by his wife Joan of Titusville; three children, Chuck Mangel and wife Stacey of Meadville, Karen Branas and husband Emil of Raleigh, NC, and Christine Hulsizer and husband Mike of Raleigh, NC; nine grandchildren, Joshua, Tyler, Daria, Alysia, Kimberly, Zachary, Eric, Alyssa, and Ashton; four great grandchildren, Hunter, Isabella, Brantley, and Blake; a sister Diane Harmon and husband Richard of Bath, NY; and two brothers, Charles Mangel of Erie, and Donald Mangel of Union City.
In addition to his parents Jim was preceded in death by a daughter, Therese Ann “Tarrah” Mangel Nunes; and two brothers, Richard and Robert Mangel.
Family will receive friends at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home Inc. 303 N. Washington St. on Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at which time a memorial service will be conducted with Fr. Walter E. Packard, officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Phone: (814) 827-2631
Fax: (814) 827-3418
303 North Washington St. | Titusville, PA 16354 | Phone: 814-827-2631