Paul A. Manganaro, 92, a retired general surgeon who also was a medical officer for the Veterans Administration, died Oct. 25 at Sibley Memorial Hospital after a stroke.
Dr. Manganaro, who lived in the District, ran his practice and health clinic in the 3000 block of M Street NW in Georgetown for about 30 years until 1975. He then served about 10 years with the Washington regional office of the Veterans Administration, reviewing military service-related disability claims.
He was born in Lawrence, Mass., and raised there and in Washington, where he graduated from Eastern High School. He received a medical degree from the University of Siena in Italy.
He interned at Providence Hospital in Washington and at a hospital in Massachusetts. He did his surgical residency at South Baltimore General Hospital. During World War II, he served in an Army hospital in England.
He was a member of the American Medical Association, the Sons of Italy, the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus, which voted him Man of the Year in 1970.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Constance Rizzo Manganaro of Washington; three children, Paul Manganaro of Potomac, Anthony Manganaro of Washington and Marie Ragan of McLean; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.