In Memory

Mark Mangie

Mark Mangie

CANFIELD — Attorney Mark Mangie, 70, passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital Wednesday, April 1, 2020, after losing a brief battle with COVID-19.

Mark was born Jan. 22, 1950, the son of Dr. Alfred and Sylvia Mangie and was a lifelong resident of the Mahoning Valley.

He attended Boardman Schools, Youngstown State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The Ohio State University– one his favorite memories at Ohio State was his chance run-in with coach Woody Hayes while crossing The Oval. He went on to study law at the Ohio Northern University Law School, graduating in 1975 and passing the bar soon after.

Mark started his career with the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation and after four years went into private practice. From 1984-1988, he was an assistant prosecutor at the Mahoning County Prosecutor’s Office and was in charge of alternative sentencing programs.

Mark was a member of the Mahoning County Bar Association and served as a member of the Mahoning County Lawyers Assistance Committee. He was a graduate of Leadership Mahoning Valley, has chaired the Youngstown Symphony Society, and co-chaired Power of the Arts. Additionally, he served as secretary of Tippecanoe Country Club and was the treasurer for the Mahoning County Republican Party.

Mark was very active in the local community in the arts, business and his church. He was a member of Boardman Rotary for several years and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He loved music and had been a member of the choir at both St. James Episcopal Church and Zion Lutheran Church, as well as belonging to other secular choir groups in the Valley. He was talented at playing piano, and when he was younger, conducted a short time with the Barbershop Harmony Society. Later in life, he got interested in photography and was often taking pictures at Mill Creek Park and around town.

Mark was also a political animal and loved talking politics, as well as participating in it. He was a proud Republican and had been involved with the Mahoning County Republican Party since his time at Youngstown State. He understood that politics is a contact sport, and it was an interest he enthusiastically took to while in the party leadership. He participated on the local radio program, Tracey & Friends, every week, had his own political blog, “Shifting Right,” and often espoused his thoughts and views on Facebook. Mark had many friends across the political aisle and maintained those friendships, despite sometimes having stark political differences.

His family and friends loved him dearly and they appreciate everything he has done for the community. He was a wonderful husband and father and he positively impacted the lives of many people in the Valley. Mark had a big heart and was always there to help when asked. His larger-than-life personality will be missed and can never be replaced. He loved to laugh and had a wonderful sense of humor. He was a big part of his family and they will miss spending time with him and going with him to The Elmton for pizza, which was his favorite local pizza place.

Mark is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ginger Pry; his son, Alex; his brother, Dr. Craig F. Mangie; his “best friend,” Vinny the Pooch; and several cousins throughout the area.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father.

The family asks in lieu of flowers, please make a monetary contribution to St. James Episcopal Church in Boardman.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date when people are allowed to gather once again.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Fox Funeral Home 4700 Market St. Boardman. Family and friends may visit to view this obituary and to send condolences to the Mangie family.

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04/07/20 03:41 PM #1    

Susan Bierdeman (Armstrong)

Mark always loved to sing, belonging to the choir and the musicals we created at BHS.  Along with singing, he accompanied us with his excellent piano playing.  He was quite a talker and had specific views on the political scenes.  Just get him started, and he would go on forever.  I always thought he would be a politician.  I attended many dances with him over the high school years.  He will be forever in my memories, thoughts, and prayers.  He had many friends.  We will all miss him.  It;s so sad that this terrible virus has taken one of us.     Sue Bierdeman Armstrong

04/08/20 12:04 PM #2    

Charlene Hendricks (Yusko)

Shocked and saddened by the passing of Mark!  May he Rest In Peace!  Charlene Hendricks Yusko



05/12/20 11:44 AM #3    

Michelle Silver

Praying for family and friends

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