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Joseph Mann

Joseph Frederick Mann

Thursday, September 1st, 1949 - Saturday, June 13th, 2020
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On June 13, 2020, Joseph Frederick Mann passed away as a result of heart failure.  He is survived by his beloved wife, Gwendolyn Keller Mann, and his daughters, Melissa Martinez of New Orleans, LA and Jennifer Todd (Doug) of Winter Garden, FL.  He was the son of the late Frederick H Mann, Jr. and the late Nancy Cotita Loadholtz (Gene) of Pensacola, FL. He was “Crazy PawPaw/PopPop” to his grandchildren, Cedar, Gwyneth, Evelyn, Benjamin, Eliana, Brooklyn, Sadie, Mariah, and Lexi. They were like grandchildren to him. He is also survived by his former wife, Peggy Mann, with whom he shared 38 loving years, and his older sister, Linda Garton (Tom) of Pensacola, FL. 
Mr. Mann attended Escambia High School, then the University of West Florida, where he earned his Master of Arts in Economics. He served with the US Navy for 21 years, retiring as a LCDR. He worked for the Army Corps of Engineers for 25 years. He was an adjunct professor for Northwood University for 34 years and a tax advisor for H&R Block for 27 years. Mr. Mann was a member of the New Orleans Civil War Roundtable since 1989 and would often share his knowledge with others (willing or otherwise). He was a founding member at the National World War II Museum. He attended St. Charles United Methodist Church and was a bowler with Westside Bowling Lanes.  He had a passion for genealogy, researching his family and helping others with their searches.  He was a loving and giving man, full of advice and some of the worst jokes we’d ever heard.  
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Supply Corps Foundation at  https://www.usnscf.com/Foundation/Ships_Store/MakeDonation
WATERS & HIBBERT FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
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james callaghan,

Posted at 12:00am
Sorry to hear about my friend and shipmate. Our meetings were brief, but I always enjoyed being in his presence. Fair winds and following seas to my fellow supply corps officer. ~ james callaghan, san diego, California

Deborah Faber,

Posted at 12:00am
Joe is such a beautiful soul. A gentle man with a huge heart and cheerful personality. I was Blessed to have met many years ago in my youth. Honored to call him friend. My most sincere condolences to Gwen and all the family. May your memories provide you comfort now and in the days to come. ~ Deborah Faber, Springfield, Virginia

Holly Wolfe,

Posted at 12:00am
Dear Gwen, it such a delight to meet and get to know Joe. We enjoyed is company and his personality. He was a pleasure to be around. Im glad for the time you had together, I know you wish it had been so much longer. I thank the Lord that he is now healed. Cherish the wonderful memories you shared. Sending our love and prayers, Holly, Caroline, Jennifer, Jacob, Reece and Allie ~ Holly Wolfe, Pascagoula, Mississippi

Deanna Dean,

Posted at 12:00am
We just got to reconnect after 50 years. I wanted more time to spend but our Loving Father had a greater plan. Thank you for the good times we shared since our reunion. You will be truly missed. Love your cousin Deanna ~ Deanna Dean, Hiwassee, Virginia

Janis Wassum Skaggs,

Posted at 12:00am
It was an honor to have meet Joe Mann while visiting in NOLA 3-7-2015. We were instantly family... I will miss his texts & calls that kept us connected... Gwen and family please know you are in my Heart, Thoughts and Prayers. We were all blessed by knowing this gentleman... Thank You for your Service Joe Until we meet again, Your Cousin. ~ Janis Wassum Skaggs, Ceres, California

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