Christopher M. Mangan


On June 6, 2019, Christopher M. Mangan, 53 of Los Gatos, California, lost his life in a tragic hiking accident in Yosemite National Park.
Born March 12, 1966, in Pittsburgh, Chris was a son of Dennis and Martha (Momchilovich) Mangan.
Chris graduated from New Castle High, class of 1984. He received an electrical engineering degree from the University of Pittsburgh, completing his education at Carnegie Mellon with a master's degree in industrial management.
He eventually left New Castle for sunny California to work at several tech companies in Silicon Valley. In recent years, he worked for various companies as a consultant.
Chris volunteered his time at the Stanford Hospital pediatric department and was asked to train new recruits. This was where he met Jennifer Hipon, a nurse and his companion for many years.
A devoted uncle to his two nephews, Michael and John, Chris included them in many adventures. He spent many visits with his sister, Kim, and her family here in the states and overseas where her husband, David, was deployed.
An avid hiker, Chris loved being outdoors, which was his most coveted passion along with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Chris was a self-appointed master of ceremonies at family events and holidays. His specialty was passing out Christmas gifts, planning upcoming trips, sporting events and, of course, Steeler games. He marched to his own drum and pretty much enjoyed every minute of it.
He will be sadly missed by his loving family and many friends.
Chris was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Elizabeth Mangan, and Peter and Helen Momchilovich; and an aunt, Kathleen Mangan Mourkas.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his sister, Kimberly (David) Grennek; nephews, Michael (Shannon) Grennek and John Grennek; his aunt, Lillian Momchilovich; his uncle, Robert (Rita) Momchilovich; and cousins, Robert, Diane and Lisa.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
A procession will leave the funeral home immediately following visitation at 12:15, to go to St. Camillus Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. The Rev. Anthony Sciarappa will officiate.
Entombment will be at Graceland Cemetery Mausoleum.
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Published on July 10, 2019
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Kate Fellows
Jul 12, 2019
My heart is broken for the Mangan family and his friends. May Chris rest in peace.
Shannon Grennek
Jul 12, 2019
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