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JULY 25, 1933 -- APRIL 26, 2005

Dr. William Joseph Mangan, a prominent area physician, died Tuesday in his Williamsville home after a long battle with progressive supranuclear palsy. He was 71.

Born in Niagara Falls, he was a 1951 graduate of Bishop Duffy High School. He earned his bachelor's degree from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., in 1955 and a medical degree from the University of Buffalo in 1959.

An internist, he received his residency training at E.J. Meyer Memorial Hospital. He practiced with Dr. Robert Secrist on Main Street in Williamsville until 1989, when he joined Buffalo Medical Group. He retired in 1999.

Dr. Mangan served as president of the Western New York Society of Internal Medicine and the New York State Society of Internal Medicine, which presented him its Award of Merit in 1989.

He also was an active member of the American Society of Internal Medicine, serving on the insurance committee from 1989 to 1999. He was a clinical professor at the UB Medical School.

He enjoyed running, skiing, golfing, hunting and fishing. He was a member of Park Country Club, Buffalo Canoe Club and Concord Ski Club. He maintained a winter home in Sarasota, Fla.

He also enjoyed cooking, gardening and classical music.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, the former Joan M. Barr; four sons, Dr. David F. of Derby, John G. II and Brian M., both of East Amherst, and James P. of Barnard, Vt.; a brother, Gerald P. of Niagara Falls; and nine grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 200 St. Gregory Court at Maple Road, Amherst, after prayers at 12:15 in Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.


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