Douglas R. Mansell
Douglas R. Mansell
  • February 29, 1932 - December 3, 2017
  • Stuart, Florida

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Douglas Richard Mansell, 85, of Stuart, Florida died Sunday, December 3, 2017, after a short


He was born on February 29, 1932 in Orange, New Jersey to Vera Holland Mansell and

Douglas Mansell. He grew up in Nyack, New York and Maplewood, New Jersey. Doug graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood and attended Alfred University in Alfred, New York. He also served in the United States Coast Guard from 1951-54.

Doug married Margaret von Bargen in 1954. They were married for 63 years. Doug worked for

Bethlehem Steel throughout his career, which brought their family from New Jersey, to

Massachusetts, to Maryland, to Texas. In 1994, he retired from Bethlehem Steel’s Port Arthur,

Texas shipyard, where he had worked as a ship superintendent. He and Marge then retired to

Stuart, Florida where they enjoyed many happy years surrounded by friends from all over the


Doug was an avid fisherman, hunter, and reader, and he worked to pass these loves onto his

children and grandchildren. His humor and unfailing love for his family will be greatly missed.

Doug is survived by his wife Marge Mansell of Stuart, Florida; his children Lynn Rhoads and her husband Eddy of Independence, Missouri; Richard Mansell of Burlington, Kansas; Robin Lucas and her husband Steve of Beaumont, Texas; and Pati Barnett and her husband Keith of

Beaumont, Texas. He was also a devoted grandfather to nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, David Mansell.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the caregivers at Treasure Coast Hospice in

Stuart for their kindness and respect.

A private family service will be held at a later date

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE

Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997.