Richard "Coach Dick" Mann, 80, passed away Dec. 31, 2012.
Dick was a track and field coach and a cross country coach for 54 years. He was inducted into five Hall of Fames and was given an award from the Ohio Association of Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches for a combined 103 years in track and cross country this past year. Dick coached at Cleveland Heights High School for 36 years, then at John Carroll for six years, from there he went to St. Edward for seven years and in 2012 he finished his seventh year at Laurel School. He was the owner of Pappy Mann Driving School in Euclid for many years. Dick was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He was the beloved husband of Donna (Bykowski, Radigan); dearest father of Cheryl Ford, Tod (Debbie) Mann, Scott (Carol) Mann and Leigh Guido; stepfather of Linda Bykowski, Steve Bykowski, Sandra Bykowski and John Bykowski; grandfather of 14; and great-grandfather of seven.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Brickman Bros. Funeral Home, 37433 Euclid Ave., Willoughby, where family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Interment will be in Knollwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mary Mavec Opportunity School, 21701 Lake Shore Blvd., Euclid, OH 44123.
Published in www.News-Herald.com from Jan. 2 to Jan. 3, 2013