Pete Mangile, 85 of Capaldo, KS died at 4:40 am, Wednesday, He was
born September 12, 1924 in Capaldo the son of Ignazio and Carmella
(Redente) Mangile. He attended Capaldo and Frontenac schools.
In 1943 he joined the U.S. Navy and served aboard the U.S.S. Jason
nicknamed the “Jolly J”. After his honorable discharge from the Navy he
worked for the Spencer Chemical Company. Later he worked for KAAP
Ammunition plant in Parsons and then the City of Pittsburg Street Dept.
until his retirement.
He was a long time member of the Benjamin Fuller American Legion Post
#64 and the V.W.F. of Pittsburg.
Survivors include 2 brothers: Ron Mangile of Frontenac and Albert
Mangile of Pittsburg; 3 sisters: Lucille Arduino of Pittsburg, Josephine
Modica of Chicago, IL and Helen Daniel of Hamilton, OH; a nephew
Robert Mangile of Pittsburg who was raised in the family home; and
several other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers: Camille, Sam,
John, Frank and Eugene “Geno” Mangile.
Graveside services will be 10 am, Saturday, November 7, 2009 at the
Garden of Memories Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Johnson officiating.
Burial will follow. Friends and family are requested to meet at the Friskel
Funeral Home to follow in the procession to the cemetery. The
procession will leave the funeral home at 9:45 am Saturday morning.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 pm Friday
evening. Condolences may be left at www.friskelfuneralhome.com.
Memorials may be left to the PSU Veterans Memorial or Pittsburg Avenue
of Flags; these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home. Military
honors will be given by the Benjamin Fuller American Legion Post #64 of
Pittsburg. Services and arrangements are under the direction of the
Friskel Funeral Home 230 E. McKay P.O. Box 907 Frontenac, KS 66763.
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