James "Red-Eye" Joseph Mangan

October 6, 1923November 28, 2012

James J. Mangan,“Red-Eye”, 89, of Tampa passed away on Nov. 28, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 yrs., Elda Hensel Mangan and his son Joseph Mangan. Preceded in death by his son Michael Mangan; parents Myrtle Ogden Mangan and George Mangan; siblings, George Mangan, Eileen Caughlin, and Eleanor Daniel. He was born in Hammond, Indiana and his parents moved to Tampa when he was 2 yrs. old. He graduated from Jesuit High School in 1941. He joined the infantry with the Third Division and made the invasion of Anzio, Italy on Jan. 22, 1944 and wounded on Feb. 28, 1944. He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star for bravery, and other medals. In his early business career he was associated with two national concerns and served as an officer in each. In addition Jim has been active in Community affairs, served as Past President on Interbay Sertoma and received a special award for bringing in more than 50 members. He was chairman of the committee to build the first new building for MacDonald Training Foundation and also served as Vice President of research for the foundation and Past Leading Knight of Tampa Elks Loge 708, Past President of Allied Industries of Florida Canners Assoc., and Chairman of Board of Pilot Commissioners, being appointed by two former Governors of the State of Florida. He was also in the Life Insurance business for many years. Jim enjoyed helping others and loved his many friends. Memorial service will be held on Thurs., Dec. 06 at 11am, family will receive friends from 9am to 11am at Gonzalez Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to MacDonald Training Center Parents Group 5420 W. Cypress St. Tampa, Fl 33607 or charity of your choice.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, December 6, 2012

James "Red-Eye" Joseph Mangan

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December 8, 2012

I learned to laugh with Uncle Jimmy. I will always cherish all our memories! What a beautiful life loving man. All my love to you, Elda and Joe....Maureen Caughlin

December 6, 2012

Joe I am so sorry about your Dad , Remember all the good times. and may he rest in peace God Bless. Linda & Anthony Ziemak

Roger Caughlin

December 6, 2012

I wish I could have spent more time with Uncle Jimmy, but the time I spent was very special and I will always have him in my heart

December 5, 2012

We all have another angel to keep watch over us. R.I.P Uncle Jimmy. I will always remember your smile and laugh. Charlie Caughlin (John Day, Or)

December 5, 2012

Peggy and I send our deepest condolences. We so enjoyed the visits to San Francisco by Jim with Elda and Joe.We have such fond memories of a great person with a joyus sense of humor. Uncle Jim was truly a brave soldier and so proud of this Country that he helped build. Elda and Joe, you are in are prayers.
Walt and Peggy Caughlin (Point Richmond, CA)

December 5, 2012

Uncle Jim was loved by all of us-we will always remember the wonderful times with Jim and Elda and the boys at the Lake. Our love, the Caughlin's/

Staff Of Gonzalez Funeral Home

December 3, 2012

Our heartfelt sympathies are extended to the family and friends. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Scott Wetmore

December 2, 2012

Thanks for all the memories on lake Alice and helping our family during those tough years