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“Mary Jo, I am so sorry for your loss. I know Russ will be greatly missed but lovingly remembered. ”
1 of 18 | Posted by: Carol Webster

“Dear Mary Jo, I was so sorry to hear of your sudden,tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Russ's brother Roger, and your loving family....Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Linda Cahill

“Family, I'm so sorry I can't be there for You at this time. Uncle Russ was Our "Gentle Giant" and I miss him already. I wrote about Uncle Russ on...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Steve Mann

“Joyce sorry to hear about your Dad please accept my condolences .God Bless ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Paul Tompkins

“Joyce,what a shock. I am so sorry and at a loss for words. I know no words can tell you how we feel at this time. Please know that my family and I...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Joyce and all the family of Russell Mann

“Joyce, Jackie, and the entire Mann family, Please accept our deepest sympathies during this difficult time. It was such a shock to hear of your...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Karyn & Ed David

“We are so sorry to hear of Russell's passing . We are praying for your families strength & courage to get thru these hard times . May the arms of...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Joy & Marks Buerge

“Dear Mary Jo and your children, we were sadden to hear that Russ has left us. He is in peace now and without pain. Please accept our condolences...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Anne and Bruce Boyd

“Dear Mary Jo, Joyce, Jackie, Mike and Chris, We love you. We are so sad, trying to comprehend the death of Russ, your beloved husband and father, and...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Charles and Sharlene Mann

“Mary Jo, Mike, and Chris: We are so sad to hear about Russ's passing and our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. We so enjoyed spending...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Brett & Paula Parker

“MaryJo, We were shocked to hear of Russ's passing having just seen him at the church BBQ on Saturday. A very lovely man, who we always enjoyed...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Rafael and Donna

“to the family; so sorry to hear obout mr. mann. thought he was a pretty great guy . knew him back in the 70's at RCK. never had him as a teacher, but...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: greg aiello

“We were very sorry to hear of Russell's sudden passing. Please accept our condolences and extend them to the rest of the family. ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Gene and Mary Buerge

“Mary Jo, I'm so sorry to hear that Russ passed away. That was a shock, considering that I had just been thinking of you yesterday. God must give...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Harriette Vitale

“Mary Jo, I am so sorry to learn about Russ. I have not kept in touch much with any of the teachers from Myers. This was an unpleasant surprise for...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Gael Morey

“To the family of Russ--- I worked several summers at Arlington with Russ, teaching Driver's Ed, and thought the world of Russ, He was a prince of a...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Jerry Sheehan

“Dear Roger, I just wanted to say how sorry I am to hear of your brother's passing. I can truly relate to what you are feeling and going through. ...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Martha Watsom

“Mary Jo, We just got home from a trip and heard about Russ. We are so sorry, and so sad. He was such a great person, and a pleasure to be with. ...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Buddy and Jill Loeb


Russell A. Mann


Russell A. Mann of Wappingers Falls, died Sunday, August 24, 2008 at his second home in Lew Beach, New York. Russell's death was sudden and unexpected.

Mr. Mann was a retired teacher from the Wappingers Central School District, where he taught driver education at Roy C. Ketcham High School and coached basketball and track and field. He ended his teaching career as a physical education teacher at Kinry Road Elementary School.

Russell was a passionate outdoorsman, enjoying bow, rifle and shotgun hunting, camping, gardening and golf. Russell graduated from high school in Walton, New York, where he excelled in track and field and basketball. He was previously inducted into the NYS Section Four Sports Hall of Fame. Russell took his sports prowess to Ithaca College where he graduated with a major in Health and Physical Education and certification in Driver Education. His gentle nature and passion for life made him a positive role model to all who knew and loved him. His example will live on forever in the hearts and minds of his family and friends.

Russell was born in Black River, New York on June 14, 1936 to Charles Lloyd Mann and Harriette Burton Mann. He was predeceased by his brother, Burton "Bud" Mann.

He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of twenty-five years, Mary Jo Dyroff Mann; his brothers, Roger A. Mann of Poughkeepsie, Charles Lloyd Mann, Jr. and his wife, Sharlene of Hamburg, New York, Robert Mann and his wife, Beatrice of Daytona, Florida; his daughters, Joyce Mann of Highland and Jacquelyn Mann of Poughkeepsie; his step-sons, Michael Dyroff of New York City and Christopher Dyroff of New York City and many nieces and nephews.

Family will receive their friends on Thursday, August 28, 2008 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm and on Friday, August 29 from 9 to 11 am at Straub, Catalano and Halvey Funeral Home, 55 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls.

A memorial service will follow at 11 am at the funeral home.

Memorial donations maybe made to a scholarship fund in Russell's name care of PO Box 131, Wappingers Falls, New York 12590.

For directions to the funeral home or to send the family a personal condolence, please visit our website at www.StraubCatalanoHalvey.com

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