Daniel Cachaper Mangosing, Jr.

December 13, 1965 - July 4, 2023
Daniel Cachaper Mangosing, Jr.

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Daniel Cachaper Mangosing, Jr., passed away unexpectedly on July 4th, 2023. He was only 57 years old. His family is deeply saddened by his sudden death. Danny was born on December 13, 1965.

Danny is survived by his wife of almost 30 years, R. Lynn Mangosing, his sons Daniel Felipe and Matthew Diego, his sister Elisa Mangosing-Lemmon and her husband Jack Lemmon, brother Michael C. Mangosing, and brother Brian C. Mangosing. He is also loved and remembered by his nephews Andrew Lemmon, Nicholas Lemmon and Scott Mann, niece Ana Elise Lemmon, father-in-law Donald Baker and sister-in-law Cheryl Mann. Danny was predeceased by his parents Daniel F. Mangosing and Aniceta C. Mangosing.

Danny was born at the US Naval Hospital in Agana, Guam. Due to his father’s Navy career, the family lived in several states and overseas – Washington, DC, San Diego, CA, Charleston, SC and Kingsville, TX. He grew up and called home Newport News, VA.  He graduated from Menchville High School and Christopher Newport College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science. He also holds an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Graphic and Media Design from Thomas Nelson Community College and was pursuing post-graduate studies in Fine Arts\Graphic Design from Old Dominion University.

Danny was employed with Science Systems and Applications, Incorporated (SSAI). Danny enjoyed a three-decade-long career as a contractor at NASA Langley, including time at Spacetec, SAIC and SSAI where his motto was “to work on cool things and learn something new every day.” He began his career in the early 1990s working as a mission planner for the Space Shuttle missions, Measurement of Air Pollution from Satellites (MAPS) and Lidar In-Space Technology Experiment (LITE). Much of his work was in web development and design, connecting his first contract company’s website to the Internet. Danny later assisted in developing the website for the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) III/Meteor mission and helping to manage and develop Langley’s Atmospheric Sciences Division’s web server. In 2022 he received a NASA Honor Award for his contribution to the successful design and implementation of DEVELOP’s Virtual Software Carpentry Training Program. He felt very lucky to have taken part in these important projects and was very enthusiastic about helping to inform the American public about NASA missions.

Danny had a lifelong love for music and the arts. In addition to playing the violin and piano, he was also involved in local filmmaking groups and founded a student chapter of AIGA at Thomas Nelson Community College. Both of his sons are Eagle Scouts and Danny greatly enjoyed his participation in the Boy Scouts of America Troop 103, Historic Williamsburg. He was also a member of St. Bede Catholic Church.

The family will receive friends and family from 4:30PM to 6:30PM on Sunday, July 16, at Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA.  A funeral mass will be held at St. Bede Catholic Church at 10:00am on Monday, July 17. Burial services will be private.

Funeral Mass

Monday, July 17, 2023
10:00 AM

Saint Bede Catholic Church - Directions
3686 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188
  • Sunday, July 16, 2023
  • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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  • July 26, 2023
    Amber Soja says:
    My heart goes out to Danny's family and friends. I loved seeing all the pictures. He was certainly highly respected and genuinely liked at NASA Langley. He had a direct work effort, to get the work done, while at the same time he was always kind, fair and peaceful. He will be missed by many and his memory will live peacefully in our thoughts. I wanted you to know that I planted at tree in memory of Danny, as was requested. His life was full, fun and well-lived, so it seems fitting that his roots continue in many ways. Amber Soja

  • July 21, 2023
    Missy Hespenhide says:
    Dear Lynn and Family, I was so very sorry to learn just today of Danny's unexpected passing, and my heart breaks for you. As sudden as losing him was, the very touching obituary and memorial video tribute speak to a life well-lived. Danny's unmistakeable love for you, your sons, and your family, including your furry companions, shines through in every precious image. In the days to come, I will be asking our loving God to hold you all especially close to His heart until you can breathe again. God bless, and much love.

  • July 16, 2023
    Linda Gray says:
    Hi, Elisa, I'm so sorry for your loss. I am Ethel Williams's daughter that worked with your mom at Roses my prayers with you and your family .

  • July 12, 2023
    Mary Ann Machie says:
    Lynn, Daniel, and Matthew: I was so saddened to hear the passing of your loving husband and father. I knew Danny through the years via Elisa, whom she always spoke so highly of. I let Elisa know, but I am available to help out in any way this Sunday and Monday. Much love, Mary Ann