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Irvin K. Mancus, 81, of Millville, died Monday morning in South Jersey Hospital-Bridgeton after a brief illness.

Born in Bridgeton, he was a lifelong Millville resident.

He was a self-employed builder.
A U.S. Army Veteran, he served in the 82nd Airborne during World War II in the European Theatre. He was awarded the Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster, the Presidential Unit Citation with cluster, Dutch Militaire Willems Orde of Belgium Fourragere, the Parachute Medal, a Combat Infantry Badge, four Battle Stars and an Arrowhead.

He was a member and past Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Bush-Kerrick, Post No. 2169, and a member of the American Legion Nabb-Leslie Post No. 82 both of Millville. He enjoyed bowling and fishing.

He is survived by his daughter Karen Cugino of Vineland; two sons, Ronald Mancus of Alexandria, VA and Edward Mancus of Millville; two brothers, Leonard Mancus of Bridgeton and Earnest Mancus of Millville; his sister, Janice Rossi of Vineland; and five grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife Theresa (O'Donnell), and a brother, Kenneth.
A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday at 2 p.m. in St. Mary Magdalen Roman Catholic Church, Buck and Depot Streets, Millville.

There will be a viewing on Friday from 1 to 1:45 p.m. in the Christy Funeral Home, 11 W. Broad Street, Millville.

Entombment will be in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, Fort Myers, FL.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1400 W. Landis Avenue, Vineland NJ 08360.

Written tributes to the family may be sent to: "Christyfuneralservice.com"

(The Press of Atlantic City, Atlantic City, NJ, 27 Dec 2001, Page C2 - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)