Susan E. Mangel

Susan Elenor (Nettrour) Mangel, 75, of Droney Road, Gifford, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2023, at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.

Born July 15, 1948, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Byron F. and Emma E. (Hanshumaker) Nettrour.

Susan was a 1966 graduate of Pittsburgh's North Hills High School, and she received her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in May of 1970.

On June 26, 1976, in Pittsburgh, she married Ronald L. Mangel, who survives.

Susan was employed for over 30 years as a Special Education Teacher for the various Wards in Bradford and worked for the Blaisdell Corporation as well as at the George G. Blaisdell Elementary School after its construction.

She enjoyed going to the Bradford Public Library (before and after it moved) and volunteering at the Elusive Riders Club in Smethport.

Surviving is her husband of 47 years, Ronald, her daughter, Sarah (Craig Bickel) Mangel, of Bradford, her son, Michael (Rachel Saunders) Mangel, of Bradford, four grandchildren, Eleanora Bickel, Wyatt Bickel, Calib Mangel, and Emmett Mangel and her two brothers, Byron F. (Jung Hua) Nettrour Jr., of Fairfax VA, and Kevin (Cindy) Nettrour, of Mascoutah IL.  Several nieces and nephews, as well as cousins and extended family from Hawaii, Niagara Falls, NY, and Buffalo, NY, are also surviving, and all whom she loved and cherished.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Joshua Dayne Mangel.

Friends are asked to attend a Celebration of Life on Saturday, November 4, 2023, from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm in the Bradford American Legion Post 108.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to McKean County SPCA PO Box 113 Bradford, PA 16701

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

So sorry for your loss. I knew Sue when she was teaching. She was a very special teacher- kind and compassionate. She tried very hard to see each student''s special way of learning and used that to encourage them. I also enjoyed her sense of humor.
— Rhonda Weigartz

I just found out about Sue passing...I am so sorry to here this. I worked with her at Evergreen Elm and had a very good friendship with her. After we both retired, we still kept in touch and went out to lunch every month. I enjoyed hearing about Sarah and her husband adventures at Bush Gardens. She was very happy when they moved back to Bradford. My condolences to each and everyone in the family. R.I.P. my dear friend until we meet again Kim...??
— Kim Hough

Mike I''m so sorry for your loss
— Kari Senakievich

Sorry to hear about Sue. Worked with her for many years. She was a great teacher.
— Martha Rhodes

I was so sorry to learn of Sue''s passing. She was always such a happy person. Michael and Sara, she was so proud of your accomplishments. I will always remember our 4-H years together watching our kids showing horses.
— Ginny B Eppley

To Michael and Sara, our heartfelt sympathy to you on your loss.
— Carol Christensen and family

So sorry to hear of the loss of Sue. My family and I have known the family for years through our parents. Going to Kendall parties at their house, or even just to go visit. Great people. Sue always had a beautiful smile to give and made us feel welcome. Prayers and much love to the family at this time??????????????????
— Maria Hannahs

Sarah, I wish there were some great words of wisdom I could share with you and your family to take away your sadness and pain. Your lovely Mum is free of her pain and in a better place.
— Marlene Raszmann

Sara and family. so sorry for your loss. I know she was happy you moved back to Bradford. I enjoyed our talks. she will be missed
— Tom Leposa

I am so sorry for your loss. Heaven has gotten yet another angel to watch over you.
— Carrie brown

So very sorry to hear of Sue''s passing. I worked in her classroom sometimes and she was a great lady and teacher.
— Debby Anthony

Condolences

  • So sorry for your loss. I knew Sue when she was teaching. She was a very special teacher- kind and compassionate. She tried very hard to see each student''s special way of learning and used that to encourage them. I also enjoyed her sense of humor.

    — Rhonda Weigartz
  • I just found out about Sue passing...I am so sorry to here this. I worked with her at Evergreen Elm and had a very good friendship with her. After we both retired, we still kept in touch and went out to lunch every month. I enjoyed hearing about Sarah and her husband adventures at Bush Gardens. She was very happy when they moved back to Bradford. My condolences to each and everyone in the family. R.I.P. my dear friend until we meet again Kim...??

    — Kim Hough
  • Mike I''m so sorry for your loss

    — Kari Senakievich
  • Sorry to hear about Sue. Worked with her for many years. She was a great teacher.

    — Martha Rhodes
  • I was so sorry to learn of Sue''s passing. She was always such a happy person. Michael and Sara, she was so proud of your accomplishments. I will always remember our 4-H years together watching our kids showing horses.

    — Ginny B Eppley