George D. Mann
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George D. Mann, 67, of Oak St., Jim Thorpe, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Geisinger Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Palmerton, he was a son of Josephine A. (Vido) Mann of Nesquehoning, and formerly of Jim Thorpe, and the late George E. Mann.
He was a 1965 graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School. He was a member of the 1962-63 championship basketball team and was inducted into the Jim Thorpe Sports Hall of Fame with the team.
- He was a member of St. Mark's and St. John's Episcopal Church of Jim Thorpe.
He loved local high school sports and was an avid fan of the Jim Thorpe Olympians.
He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and served as a Seaman E-3 aboard the USS Cochrane DDG-21 and the USS St. Paul GA-23 during the Vietnam War.
He had retired after working many years as a platform supervisor for Clinton Milk of North, N.J.
Besides his mother, he is survived by a son, Sean C. Mann, and wife Yvonne, of Stuart, FL, two sisters, Pamela Kimmel, and fiancé Russell Ohsberg, of Stuart, FL, and Susan, wife of Robert Kuhn, of Jim Thorpe; two brothers, Lynn Mann, and wife Julie, of Jim Thorpe, and Jeffrey Mann, and fiancée Cathy Jones, of Lehighton; a granddaughter, Emily Monica Mann; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Service: A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at the Melber Funeral Home, 524 Center St., Jim Thorpe, with the Rev. John Wagner officiating; followed by military honors. Memorial visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Memorials in his name may be sent to the Jim Thorpe Sports Hall of Fame, c/o Jack Kmetz, 714 School St., Jim Thorpe, PA 18229.
EDWARD F MELBER FUNERAL HOME
524 CENTER ST JIM THORPE, PA 18229-2109
Published in Times News on July 18, 2014