LEEDS — Josiah O. Mann, 92, of Leeds passed away on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18, at home with loving family members by his side.

He was born in Paterson, N.J. on April 12, 1925, the son of Josiah and Sophia Suffern Mann, brother to Christopher, John Robert, and Charles. He graduated from Ramsey High School, Class of ’43. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and received the Purple Heart after his ship hit a mine in the English Channel.

He was a member of the VFW, as well as the American Legion. He worked for the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene for 35 years and retired to Maine in 1980 and loved his “camp” in Androscoggin Lake in Leeds. Joe loved hunting, fishing and gardening.

He is survived by his sons, Rodney Mann and wife, Theresa, and Martin Mann and wife, Kathy; grandchildren, Konrad (Amber) and Lucas (Amy); great-grandchildren, Noah, Lindsey, Ryan and Aoife; stepson, John Appease and wife, Orva; and devoted friends, Robert Bulow, Roland Lamontagne, Michelle, Debbie LaPerle and Cindy of Camden Banks. Dad loved Maine and his friends were a treasure to him. 

Joe was predeceased by his significant other, Jean; his favorite canine, Pepper; and his aforementioned brothers.

Many many thanks to Androscoggin Hospice; they are a godsend. 

Josiah O. Mann

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