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1943 James 2023

James L. Manges

September 13, 1943 — March 6, 2023

MANGES – James L., 79, South Fork, died March 6, 2023. Born September 13, 1943, in South Fork, son of Ray and Rosanna (Theys) Manges. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Carole (Krajewski): infant brother, Ray Jr.; and sisters, Dorothy “Doll” Senft and Anna Mae Moran.

Survived by children, Wendy Lethbridge; James Mangus (Miriam); and Melissa Cannada; grandchildren, Kathleen (Kyle), James, Jared, Haley, Tyler, and Brennen; great-grandchildren, Xavier, Bella, and Milez; brother, Charles “Ron,” (Penny); and special friend, Janice Seecs.

Graduate of South Fork Croyle High School, class of 1961. Jim was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War and worked as a self-employed carpenter. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed attending auctions. He cherished spending time with his grandchildren; and always looked forward to trips with family and friends to his cottage in Huntingdon.

Friends will be received from 1 p.m. until time of memorial service at 4 p.m. Sunday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home, Inc., South Fork; Pastor Dawn Davis, presiding.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Windber Hospice for their compassionate care.
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Receiving of Friends

Sunday, March 12, 2023

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home

621 Maple Street, South Fork, PA 15956

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Memorial Service

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Starts at 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home

621 Maple Street, South Fork, PA 15956

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