Nancy Mangan (néeSinkler), 82, of Chatham, NJ died peacefully at Overlook Hospital on March 16th surrounded by her loving family.
Nancygrew up in Pennsylvania, resided and raised her family in Short Hills NJ then moved to Chatham in 1987. She graduated High School from St. Catherine’s in Richmond, VA where she was selected as an “All State” field hockey player. Nancy was an active member of the Short Hills Club for many years. She was an avid bridge, tennis and paddle tennis player winning many club championships and was a multiple mixed state paddle champion and a several time finalist of the mixed national championship. Also, Nancy was director of the American Paddle Tennis Association where she was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 1992 and was the President of the New Jersey Women’s league, the largest in the country, and director of the Women’s Tour. Nancy was a major contributor the junior programs and tournaments. In 1981 she won the women’s 50s National Paddle Tennis Championship. As an icon of the APTA and of all paddle players, her knowledge and talent will surely be missed.
Nancy is survived by her husband Thomas, her children, Thomas J Mangan IV of Manhattan, Timothy J. Mangan of Bayville, Long Island, Sandra Mangan Nestler of Chatham, NJ and Bobo Mangan DeLaney also of Chatham as well as 12 grandchildren and her brother David Sinkler