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Pat & Colson Hillier

Don has always been a special friend and will be missed by all. He's probably collecting autographs in heaven right now? Blessings to you and your families Sandy and we wish you strength in your sadness.

Margie Chancellor

Donald Mann you are a special Man,were such a safe feeling always,Thank you for being so good to Sandy and her family You will be with the Lord Jesus I hope to see you again all my Love Don

Michael and Debbie Steiss

We will miss you Don by this family you helped so much. And for loving and taking care of my dear sister. Like she always said you were her Rock. Love Always

Dina Hall

I am going to miss Mr. Don. I pray for Sandy and his Children God touch you through your time of loss. Let me know if you need anything.

Donald Lawrence Mann

2021-10-15

Donald Lawrence Mann, born December 12, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York, lived on Amelia Island for the last 20 plus years passed away October 15,2021. He was the only child of Ann and Robert Mann. Don is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Ann Mann.

He is survived by his wife Sandy Mann and his three sons, Kenneth, Greg wife, Gaby, and Doug, wife, Neeli and two step children, Janet Carter and John Shaver, wife, Jennifer; four grandchildren, Mathew Mann, Nathaniel Mann, Aaron Mann and Addi Mann; four step grandchildren, John Austin Shaver, Michael Shaver, Carson Shaver and Tate Carter.

Don graduated from Pace University in 1966 with a degree in Business. He worked in several industries before establishing himself as a leader in the field of manufacturing and distributing durable medical equipment for home health care. Done was a true entrepreneur and was co-owner and President of Dura-Med Industries, later owner and founder of Rose Health Care. Up until several months ago, Don was actively working in this field.

Don was always a huge sports fan, from growing up watching the Brooklyn Dodgers and writing away for autographs from his favorite players. His love of sports continued as he became a little league coach, a season ticket holder for the New York Islanders and developing an extensive and impressive sports memorabilia collection. Don was happiest either on the tennis court or riding his horse and enjoying the company of friends and family. Don had a passion for life that included a fiery temper, generosity second to none for others, and a competitive spirit that made him strive for the best. He will be missed.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the following charities in his memory; Pace University, Marc Potolsky, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, One Pace Plaza, New York, New York 10038, www.pace.edu/waystogive or Big Oak Ranch, Inc., 250 Jack Mintz Road, Gadsen, Alabama 35905, (205) 467-6226.

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