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 Charles Isaiah Mansur

Charles Isaiah Mansur

Birth
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Death 29 Dec 2010 (aged 92)
Chesterfield, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Burial Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 63558485 · View Source
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Mansur, Charles Isaiah, P.E. Charles Mansur, nationally recognized geotechnical engineer and consultant on major soils and foundation jobs, died on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at Garden View Care Center in Chesterfield, Mo. after a lingering illness. He was 92 and a resident of St. Louis. Charles was born in Kansas City, Mo. on December 22, 1918, the son Isaiah and Florence (nee Cramer) Mansur. He spent his childhood on the 150 year old Mansur Farm in Ray County, Mo. He graduated high school in Hardin, Mo., received a B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Missouri Columbia and his M.S. in Geotechnical and Sanitary Engineering from Harvard. In World War II he served in the U.S. Public Health Service. Mr. Mansur spent 25 years working for the U.S. Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg, Mississippi as Chief of Design at the U.S. Waterways Station, followed by Chief of the Geology, Soils and Materials Branch of the Lower Mississippi Valley Division. In 1958 he moved to St. Louis and was employed by Fruin-Colnon Construction Company, then became President of Fruco Consulting Engineers. In 1969 he formed the St. Louis Division of McClelland Engineers of Houston, Tx. where he became Sr. V.P. as Consulting Engineer and Project Manager. Afterwards he was a consultant to Shannon & Wilson Engineering Company in their St. Louis office. He retired in 1962. Mr. Mansur did independent consulting for the Corps of Engeineers, including a trip to China at the request of the Chinese government to study plans for development of the Pearl River Basin. He was a consultant to the General Services Administration on the World War II Memorial and to the International Boundary Commission. He served as primary consultant to various Corps of Engineers Districts, private engineering firms, cities, and contractors for claims relating to failures and construction problems. He was noted for developing many innovative construction procedures, including the Pump Storage Reservoir of the Louisiana Offshore Oil Project in the swamps below New Orleans, complicated by alligators. Mr. Mansur was the author of more than 20 award winning publications including co-author of Chapter III, De-Watering Foundation Engineering, the Army Manual for dewatering and for technical papers. He received a 2003 Missouri Honor Award for distinguished Engineering by the Missouri College of Engineering and the Henry Reitz Outstanding Engineer Award in 1996 by the St. Louis A.S.C.S. geotechnical subcommittee. Charles was ViceChairman of the Missouri Dam Safety Council, a Fellow and Life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a member of Tau Beta Pi, and an Elder of Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church. He leaves a wife, Betty Jo Mansur (nee Sauer), two children, Richard Mansur of Holts Summit, Mo. and Cheryl Darnell of Nashville, Tn., two grandchildren, Gabrielle Darnell and Travis Darnell both of Nashville. His first wife Virginia Mansur (nee Capps) died in 1958. Services: Service will be held by Rev. Tom Darnell on Monday, January 3, 2010, 2:00 p.m. at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Road in Kirkwood, Mo. Interment will be at Memorial Cemetery in Columbia, Mo. 1:00 p.m on Tuesday. Visitation will be Monday 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Gateway Chapter, 9370 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63132-3214. The family wishes to thank all of you who showed kindness and concern during Charles' long illness.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) - Friday, December 31, 2010.


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  • Maintained by: Tony
  • Originally Created by: Mr. Tom
  • Added: 31 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63558485
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Isaiah Mansur (22 Dec 1918–29 Dec 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63558485, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Tony (contributor 47663455) .