Thomas J. Mangan III, 92, of Chatham, NJ died peacefully on 5/3/22 after a long illness. He was predeceased by his wife, Nancy Sinkler Mangan, his sister Barbara Pitocchelli and is survived by his 5 children and spouses; Thomas (Kit); Timothy (Tonia); Sandra Nestler (Steve); Bobo Delaney (Frank); Michael Kirkland (Becky Sue); 12 Grandchildren; 3 Great-Grandchildren and by his sister, Joanna Kennard; brother, John (Lynne) and by numerous nephews and nieces.
Tom was born on 10/1/29 In Washington, DC to Elsie and Thomas J. Mangan, Jr. and grew up in Villanova, PA graduating from Haverford School and was a Post-Graduate of Lawrenceville Prep. He attended Princeton University, Class of 1952 where he was a member of the Cap & Gown Club.
Tom was a New York Stock Exchange Member, starting in 1967 and was a Trading Partner and Specialist with McKenna Cloud among other firms. Previously he worked for John I. Haas, Inc., Washington, DC a family business specializing in the cultivating and sale of hops for the brewing industry.
A longtime resident of Short Hills, NJ, Tom was an avid sports lover both as a participant and especially as a supporter and spectator of many family members’ athletic activities. Although an excellent and advanced competitive skier, Tom’s most passionate sport was football – excelling both as a fullback and a linebacker. Haverford School named him MVP on the 1947 Team which was inducted into the School’s Hall of Fame in 2010; at Lawrenceville Prep he excelled on the undefeated 1948 Team; and on Princeton’s Nationally Ranked Top 10 Teams of 1950-52.
He served in the United States Army 1952-1954 based in Staten Island, New York.
He was a member of the Merion Cricket Club in Haverford Pa. and Edgemore Club in Bethesda Md. Also Tom was a 50 -year member of the Short Hills Club, Tom was blessed with a quick mind and a positive personality which enthralled and charmed all that he met, especially with his immediate and extended family and many close friends. He was the “life of the party” in any gathering and brought countless joy and warm feelings to all of the generations that he touched in his life.
Tom was more than a Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle or Friend – he was one of a kind whose love of family knew no boundaries and had no limits and Tom’s memory will always brighten our day and encourage us to seek the goodness in others!