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.
A private visitation will take place Friday, June 19, 2020 at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Louisiana 70001 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. A private memorial service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Supply Corps Foundation at https://www.usnscf.com/Foundation/Ships_Store/MakeDonation. To leave condolences please visit www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com.
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