Robert Mange

  • Born: February 26, 1936
  • Died: January 11, 2019
  • Location: North Ridgeville, Ohio

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

32000 Detroit Road
Avon, OH 44011
Tel. (440) 937-6175

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Uncle and Friend

Robert Mange, 82, of North Ridgeville died peacefully in his sleep on January 11, 2019, after a lengthy illness. Bob was born on February 26, 1936, in Anniston, Alabama to Garvin and Lula Mange. Bob was an Eagle Scout. He attended Jacksonville State and had a career with Norfolk Southern railroad in their marketing department. He was a member of the American Society of Traffic and Transportation and a member of Phi Mu Alpha Musical Fraternity.
He was an avid Barbershopper singing whenever he could. He was a member of Kelly's Gang Barbershop Quartet. He enjoyed square dancing, Hobie Cat sailing, tennis, camping out west with his family. He also enjoyed traveling, golfing at Lakewood Country Club and cruising with Jan. Bob was a huge University of Alabama fan, ROLL TIDE ROLL!
Bob was happily married for 60 years to Janet (nee Bishop). Together they raised their two children, Leigh Mange (Peter) Davenport and their late son David Markey Mange. David is survived by his wife Deborah Wetklow Mange.. Bob was the grandfather of Daniel Peter Davenport, Nathan David Mange, Analyn Melodie Mange and the late Matthew Robert Davenport; and his nieces and nephews, Stephen Kennedy Mange, Cindy Mange Brookshire, Nancy Mange Shull and Phillip Mange.
A memorial service will be held for Bob at the Dover Congregational Church, 2239 Dover Center Rd, Westlake, OH 44145 on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Reception to follow.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer Association 37309 Harvest Dr., Avon, Ohio 44011 and Harmony Foundation International 110 Seventh Ave. North, Nashville, TN 37203 440-937-6175


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Jan, Leigh, and family; Whenever I think of Bobby I see his beautiful smile and sincere interest in peoples lives. I remember his beautiful voice and his love for his church and family. My sincere sympathies to all of you. Thoughts and prayers, Pam Downing Grucza

Posted by Pamela Grucza - Wadsworth, OH - Family Friend   February 04, 2019

Our deepest sympathy and love to the family. The Manges were so kind to us when we moved to Michigan and were a wonderful part of our music ministry! God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Love, Bev and Rick Ratcliffe

Posted by Beverly and Richard Ratcliife - Canton, MI   January 25, 2019

The photo of Mr. Mange with his obituary is how I always remember him - smiling. He was warm, friendly, kind, and truly interested in whatever you were up to. I too, loved his southern drawl and will fondly remember our families friendship at FUMC of Ferndale. My thoughts are with all of you.

Posted by Holly Downing - Ortonville, MI - Family Friend   January 25, 2019

So, so many good times together over so many decades. Peace, Bobby.

Posted by Lolly and Art Lewry - Rochester, MI - Friend   January 25, 2019

Jan - I recently found out about Bobs passing. I think you know that you and he were great friends to me for many years. Blessings to you and your family. I truly enjoyed singing with the both of you and with the mens quartet at a wedding anniversary party in Lutheran Christ Evangelical Church - AL
Robert was a sweet, kind, gentle soul. Luv to you both -

Posted by Nancy Ransburg-Reis - North Ridgeville, OH - Family Friend   January 23, 2019

I have such fond memories of Bob's slight southern drawl, the joy he found in singing, and his gentlemanly kindness. May the promise of God's eternal love bring comfort!

Posted by Kelly Brill - Avon Lake, OH   January 23, 2019

Jan: We are sorry to hear about Bob. We will not be in town for Bob's memorial service as our Grandaughter will be married on Jan 26 in Richmond Va.Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Posted by Becky & Bruce Abbott - Avon Lake, OH   January 22, 2019

Jan - we are so sorry for your loss. We are on vacation so we will not be able to attend Bob's memorial service. Know that we will be thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
Jan and Rob McMinn

Posted by Jan & Rob McMinn - N. Ridgeville, OH   January 21, 2019

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So, so many good times together over so many decades. Peace, Bobby.
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