JOHNSONBURG- Roger Francis "Pickle" Mann, 73, of Second Avenue, Johnsonburg, died Sunday (Dec. 15, 2013) at home after a short illness.
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Born Feb. 2, 1940, in Ridgway, he was a son of the late Marlin Francis Mann and Vada Kolonski Mann, who survives.
Surviving are his wife, Catherine Noreen Glover Mann of Johnsonburg; his mother, Vada Kolonski Mann of St. Marys; his children, Mary Lynn (Larry) Wilhelm of Johnsonburg, Kathy Mann-Yonker of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Wendy (Brian) Guttman of Arlington, Va., Stephen (Lynn Groeger) Mann of Johnsonburg and Wayne Mann of Johnsonburg; 14 grandchildren, Cari Amacher; Katie, Ted and Ryan Wilhelm; Ethan and Seth Yonker; Liz and Jake Guttman; Michael Cherry; Stevie and Kaysie Mann; Jeffrey Mann, who resided with his grandparents for 17 years; and Devin and Jaryon Mann; three great-grandchildren, Lyla Yonker, Nora Haupricht and Mia Amacher; and three sisters, Barbara Dauber of Johnsonburg, Marlene Lowdermilk of Ridgway and Susan Kelly of San Jose, Calif.
He was predeceased by his father; and one son, Jeffrey Mann Sr., in 2007.
Mr. Mann worked with many local companies, including Keystone Carbon, Johnsonburg Builders Supply, Johnsonburg Paper Mill, Paper City Transfer, Kwik Fill, and at one time he was co-owner of The Cabaret, currently known as the Kopper Kettle.
He was a member of the East End Hose Co., Central Hose Hall, Rolfe Sportsmen's Club, Piedmonte Club and the Yellow Jacket Drum Corps. He played the keyboard and harmonica in local bands, Talent Unlimited and Crazy Jacks. He was also an avid reader and a "people person" who will be missed by many, especially his dog "Mel."
He lived all his life in Johnsonburg.
The family will be receiving friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ubel Funeral Home, Johnsonburg, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. David Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Johnsonburg.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Community Nurses Inc. Hospice; or the McKean County Animal Shelter (SPCA).
Ubel Funeral Home
111 Bridge Street
Johnsonburg, PA 15845
Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 17 to Dec. 24, 2013