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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Manges, Donald Earl




Donald Earl Manges, 87, of Longwood at Oakmont, formerly of Fox Chapel, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Born in Detroit, MI, Don lived in Windber Pa., and Berwind, W.VA. Beloved husband for 58 years until her death of Dana Fulton Manges and father of David Fulton (Margaret) of Fox Chapel, Edward Scott (Dianne) of Philadelphia, and William Hardy (Hilary) of New Canaan, CT. Grandfather to Alexandra, Scott, Grace, Teddy, Andrew, James and Diana. Preceeded in death by his parents,Clarence Earl and Kathryn Kline Manges. He is survived by his sister, Lois Gillespie of Wallingford CT. In 1951 Don graduated from Michigan State Univ. and served two years in the United States Army in occupied Germany. He worked on the 7th Army newspaper and later said of the experience “I should have paid them” Don worked in advertising in Pittsburgh for 40 years eventually partnering with his friend Al Van Dine as an owner of several firms. After retiring, he founded First Side Partners development consultants and even later worked with International Executive Service Corps in Lithuania, Turkey and Armenia. In 2001 he and Dana sold their house in Fox Chapel with a plan; they wanted to live in Europe for 2 years before returning to Pittsburgh. The plan worked. After their return they wrote a travel memoir, “Leaving Home at 72” about their experiences in Rome, Vienna, Paris and London. Don, like Dana, played the piano; they appeared in Fox Chapel community revues over many years. They were longtime members of the Fox Chapel Racquet Club and were avid tennis players. Friends and relatives are invited to a Memorial Service at Longwood at Oakmont on Saturday February 4, 2017 at 1 p.m. Arrangements by BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC. Oakmont (412) 828-3535