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Official Obituary of

Jerry M. Mangan

May 21, 1933 ~ February 24, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Jerry Mangan Obituary

Jeremiah Michael Mangan

1933-2024

Jeremiah Michael Mangan, a longtime resident of Hagerstown, MD, departed this world, heaven bound, on Saturday, February 24. At age 90, he lived a life full of family, friends and dogs, adventure, career success and service. Articulate and quick-witted, Jerry enjoyed a rich life of sailing, boating, fishing, hunting and skeet shooting.

A native of Summit, NY and first generation Irish-American, Jerry was a 1955 graduate of Siena College. Through the ROTC program, he trained at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and was assigned as a Lieutenant in the Artillery Unit of the Army’s Third Armored Division in Frankfurt, Germany. He married Mary Hebert of Cobleskill, NY before departure, who joined him in Europe.                                          

Jerry’s corporate successes focused in the abrasives and heavy equipment industry, working for Norton Company, Behr-Manning and Pangborn Corporation. He worked his way up to Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Pangborn, a $50 million company headquartered in Hagerstown, MD, and was also General Manager of the $10 million Metal Abrasives Division. He holds a number of patents for the company.

Jerry earned an Executive MBA at the University of Pittsburgh in 1980; attended the Army War College in 1982; and got his real estate license for Maryland and Pennsylvania in 1987. He sold commercial real estate for Long & Foster and was in the Million Dollar Club for the Greater Hagerstown Association of Realtors from 1989-1992.

Constantly seeking new challenges, Jerry was co-owner of Ag Center in Hagerstown, wrote a newsletter for Activ Shotgun Shells, wrote a monthly business column for the Hagerstown Herald-Mail, and volunteered for SCORE and the Humane Society of Washington County.  

Shooting and hunting were lifelong passions – he was a top skeet shooting competitor and an accomplished pheasant hunter with his trained Springer Spaniels. He helped raise money to preserve wetlands as Regional Chairman of Ducks Unlimited.

Jerry was also an avid sailing captain and racer, and owned a Trojan 32 powerboat based at Piney Narrows Yacht Haven on Kent Island, MD. He organized an annual weekend event for Trojan boat owners on the Chesapeake. He also loved fishing, wood working, birding, car racing and classic cars, and was proud of his orange 1974 MGB convertible. He was never without a pocketknife.

He is predeceased by his wife Mary Hebert Mangan, and sisters Mary Tragert and Nancy Lawson. He is survived by brother John, and sisters Kathleen Giovannone, Patricia Morgan and Gail Eaton. He also leaves his four children and their spouses: Michael (married to Nancy Felix), Kathleen, Theresa (married to Paul Bosse), and Daniel (married to Tammy Gales). And five grandchildren: Patrick, Connor and Clare Mangan, and Ryan and Kyle Bosse.

Jerry will be laid to rest with his wife Mary and family in Cobleskill, NY.

 

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to:

- Schoharie County Historical Society, The Old Stone Fort Museum, 145 Fort Rd., Schoharie, NY 12157;

- Ducks Unlimited, Memorial Contribution, One Waterfowl Way, Memphis TN 38120;

- or your local Humane Society shelter.

 

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