MANGAN, William J Born in Albany, NY and resident of Redondo Beach, CA for the past 8 years, passed away on Thursday, July 1 at the age of 55 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Bill is survived by his wife of 28 years, Donna; son, Conor; parents, Peter and Mary; brother, Neil, sister, Kim; his mother-in-law, Jean; his sister-in-law, Gail (Lawrence); brother-in-law, Bruce; nieces and nephews (Deirdre, Shawn, Alex, Kristen, Danielle); aunts (Kathleen, Margaret, Lily, Theresa, Bernadette, Hilda, Helen); uncles (Michael (Ireland), Don, Chester); many loving cousins and their families. He is also survived by his cherished friends (Ann Lee, Patti and Ray Duffy). His was a life devoted to family, career and friends. He was respected by everyone who knew him. He graduated from Siena College and went on to attain an MBA in Finance and Banking from New York University. He was part of the aerospace profession and was employed at Northrop Grumman Corporation for 33 years. Over the span of his career at NGC, Bill worked at the company's facilities in Bethpage, NY, Jacksonville, FL, Irving, TX and El Segundo, CA. At the culmination of his career, he held the position of Director, Government Accounting and Financial Relations at the Corporate Office in Century City. Bill will always be remembered in our hearts for his infectious laugh, his passion for his family, love of tennis, scuba diving, water skiing, and the Wall Street Journal. Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, July 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA. Reception to follow in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated, in Bill's honor, at St. Lawrence Martyr Roman Catholic Church, 1900 Prospect Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA, on Friday, August 20 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bill Mangan's memory may be made to City of Hope, Dr. Karen Reckamp/Lung Cancer Research, 1500 Duarte Rd, Duarte, CA 91010-3000.

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  1. I’ll always remember and cherish the difference Bill made in my life. He was one of a kind and will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace, Bill. You’ve earned it.

  2. What a tragic loss of a kind, gentle and loving husband and father. Not all are blessed with such a wonderful man to share their life with or to proudly have as their father. Donna and Conor, our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Donna, I know as years pass you will take comfort in the many memories you have of your wonderful husband and Conor, I know he was always so proud of you and that the memories you have and the life lessons he shared will remain with you forever.

  3. You were one of the strongest men I knew, I will always remember you and your laugh, you will be greatly missed. Anyone who knew you is lucky to have had you be a part of their life. Im so glad I got to fly out there to visit this year. Love You Uncle Bill

  4. Donna, It is with a deep sadness I learned of Bill’s passing. Know that you are in our thought and prayers. May God hold you in the palm of his hand, as you walk throgh this sorriful time. Love liz and Chet

  5. Men of Unc’s caliber are few and far between. He was calm collected and sincere in everything he did. Dedicated and precise, rarely was he out of character. A great man and even better Uncle.

  6. Donna – I just learned of Bill’s passing and want to extend my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. I will always remember Bill’s kindness, his smile and his wonderful laugh. It was an honor to have worked with you both in Bethpage. I am still in disbelief. May you find comfort and strength in your memories.

  7. Donna; I am so sorry for your loss. I will forever remember Bill’s laugh, it was awesome. He was always someone you could approach with any issue and he would help find resolution. He will be misssed. Please take care of yourself. Take care, Dan

  8. Very sad to see you go, old friend. Bill and I were roommates our first year in business school at NYU. We shared the top room in the bell tower of Judson Church at Washington Square South with the pidgeons. We built kites and let them fly out on the fire escape. You were standing fearlessly out on the ledge holding the string. One summer, we travelled through Scotland, Germany and Austria together. We lost the gas cap of our rental car in Manchester. We played that German card game called ‘Skat’ for many a long Saturday night. In our sporadic emails over the recent years he had asked me to play a hand online, which I did not get around to do. I still owe you one, Bill. See you later.

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