OBITUARY

Douglas R. Mansell

Douglas Richard Mansell, 85, of Stuart, Florida died Sunday, December 3, 2017, after a short illness. He was born on February 29, 1932 in Orange, New Jersey to Vera Holland Mansell and Douglas Mansell. He grew up in Nyack, New York and Maplewood, New Jersey. Doug graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood and attended Alfred University in Alfred, New York. He also served in the United States Coast Guard from 1951-54. Doug married Margaret von Bargen in 1954. They were married for 63 years. Doug worked for Bethlehem Steel throughout his career, which brought their family from New Jersey, to Massachusetts, to Maryland, to Texas. In 1994, he retired from Bethlehem Steel’s Port Arthur, Texas shipyard, where he had worked as a ship superintendent. He and Marge then retired to Stuart, Florida where they enjoyed many happy years surrounded by friends from all over the country. Doug was an avid fisherman, hunter, and reader, and he worked to pass these loves onto his children and grandchildren. His humor and unfailing love for his family will be greatly missed. Doug is survived by his wife Marge Mansell of Stuart, Florida; his children Lynn Rhoads and her husband Eddy of Independence, Missouri; Richard Mansell of Burlington, Kansas; Robin Lucas and her husband Steve of Beaumont, Texas; and Pati Barnett and her husband Keith of Beaumont, Texas. He was also a devoted grandfather to nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, David Mansell. The family would like to express their gratitude to the caregivers at Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart for their kindness and respect. A private family service will be held at a later date In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997.

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Rosemary Calaway

January 18, 2018

Jack and I were very happy to call Doug friend and neighbor. May he rest in peace.

Margaret Mansell

January 18, 2018

he was a wonderful husband and more!

Megan Barnett Falgout

January 1, 2018

December 20, 2017

So sorry for your loss . Please take comfort in scriptures such as found in Rev:3,4

EG

December 19, 2017

I am so sorry for your great loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" (Isaiah 61:1, 2) sustain your family during this challenging time. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.

Terry Balla

December 18, 2017

To the family of Dough Mansell, Dough was a dear friend of mine we worked and traveled together for Bethlehem. He will always be a dear a friend of mine. May God grant his family peace
and strength.

Sally Hall

December 6, 2017

Marge and Family - We were so sorry to hear that Doug has passed away. He was such a nice man. Lots of memories from our St. Lucie Falls days. RIP Doug. Sally and Chuck Hall

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