Anthony P. Mango, 88, of Yeadon, a retired real estate broker, died of heart failure Sunday at home.

Mr. Mango grew up in Southwest Philadelphia. As a young man he was an artist's model and bodybuilder and a promising amateur boxer, his daughter Mina said. During World War II, he served in the Army Quartermaster's Corps in Philadelphia.

After his discharge he and his brothers, Joe and Tom, opened a beer distributorship. He also operated the StarDust Nightclub in Philadelphia.

In the early 1960s Mr. Mango became a sales agent for Peter McGinnity Real Estate in Southwest Philadelphia, and in 1976 he and a partner, Bernard August, bought the agency. He was president of Mango and August Inc. until retiring in 2004. He was very good with prospective buyers, his daughter said, and sold 300 houses one year.

He enjoyed the company of his two bichon frise dogs.

Mr. Mango's wife of 32 years, Joan Bennett Mango, died in 1982. In addition to his daughter he is survived by daughters Margo and Marisa.

A Funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Louis Church, 821 W. Cobbs Creek Parkway, Yeadon. Friends may call from 9 a.m. Burial will be in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Marple Township.