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Steven L. Mann 1946 - 2008 SANDGATE, VT. - Steven Lee Mann, 61, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Junction, Vt. Born in Cheshire, Conn., on Aug. 12, 1946, son of Lillian Officer Mann and the late Arthur P. Mann, he grew up in Cheshire, Conn., where he received his early education and later graduated from Kaynor Technical School. Following high school, Steven was employed as an auto body technician. He was later drafted into the United States Army where he served in Vietnam. Following his service to his country, Steven worked as an auto body technician until moving to Vermont, where he started his own business, S&M Cemetery Restoration. Steven had also been employed at the Evergreen Cemetery in Salem, N.Y. He was an inventor and had a United States Utility Patent. Active in local politics, he had run for Bennington County senator as a write-in candidate in 1994 and 1996. An avid train enthusiast Steven was a member of the Toy Train Society. He enjoyed music, science fiction and decorating for the holidays, especially Halloween where he enjoyed pumpkin carving and seeing all the children dressed up. Besides his mother, Lillian Mann of Sandgate, he leaves his companion, Claire Drew of Cambridge, N.Y, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was pre-deceased by two sisters, Jane Mitchell who died March 7, 1998 and Ethel Messmer who died Sept. 1, 2000, and a brother Charles H. Mann who died May 18, 2005. FUNERAL NOTICE - The funeral will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at 2 p.m. from the MAHAR and SON FUNERAL HOME with The Rev. Robin Greene officiating. Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Saturday from noon until the time of the service. The entombment will take place in Park Lawn Chapel with burial to take place in the spring at the Vermont Veterans Cemetery in Randolph, Vt. If friends desire contributions in memory of Steven Lee Mann may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, Hospice of White River Junction or Hospice of Washington County through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.]]>
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 10, 2008
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