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Updated: 12/15/2013 08:00:01AM

George Mann

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George Mann, 94, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in Westerville, Ohio.

He was born Oct. 3, 1919, in Louisville, Ky.

George’s life was forever built around the love of his life, Margaret. They were married for 65 years when she passed away in 2007. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific theater, and as part of the occupation forces in Japan. Following the war, George and Margaret moved to Tampa, Fla., where George became president of Thurow Electronics, the largest electronic parts distributor in the South. Following his retirement, he had a successful second career in commercial real estate development. When fully retired, George and Margaret first moved to Pine Island, Fla., into a lovely home he built with his own two hands. They later moved to Arcadia, continuing to grow their extended family. Throughout his life, George was a church leader, teaching, preaching and demonstrating Christian love to others. He will forever be remembered for his integrity, leadership, devotion to family, sense of humor, and the countless persons whose lives he touched.

George is survived by sons, Les (April) Mann of Westerville, and Doug Mann of Ormond Beach, Fla.; brothers, Bill (Helene) Mann of Marshall, Va., and Jim (Ardis) Mann of Brooksville, Fla; grandchildren, Tiffany (Karrick) Sherrill of Westerville, and Greg Mann of Berkeley, Calif.; great-granddaughters, Savannah and Cambryn Sherrill of Westerville.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Church of the Messiah United Methodist, 51 N. State St., Westerville. The family will be available for greeting one hour prior to the service and during a luncheon to be served following. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may contribute to the Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215, in George’s memory.

Arrangements are by Hill Funeral Home, Westerville.

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