John Michael Mann

March 16, 1946July 16, 2012

Pell and Helen Mann had their first child, John Michael Mann, on March 16, 1946 in Macon, Georgia. John, also known as Mickey to his family (after the baseball player Mickey Mantle), has two younger sisters, Jackie and Barbara. Being a child of an Air Force Chief Master Sargent, John and his family moved throughout the United States and even spent several years in Guam. While living on the island of Guam, John developed a significant fear of snakes. A fear that haunted him his entire life. John spent his teenage years in Merced, California where he graduated from Atwater High School in Atwater, California. He attended Fresno State College where he became a member of the ROTC and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting. Upon his graduation, he served in the Air Force and was stationed in Rapid City, South Dakota as an underground missle launcher. While stationed in South Dakato he became the proud father of a little girl, Michelle Jean who was born on November 17, 1970. Shortly after her birth, John completed his service in the Air Force and sat for his CPA exam. He landed his first job as an associate with Price Waterhouse in New York City and then Miami. John was a young eager, dedicated, and hard worker who easily made friends. After leaving Price Waterhouse he moved on to other positions and companies throughout his career working constantly and diligently until he formed his own business. His companies include The Mann Group and International Executive Consultants. He also served as the CFO of SR Technologies, Inc. John's business adventures allowed him to keep a strong connection to South Florida where he traveled frequently mixing business and visits with family. He was extremely close to his sisters and as they grew older the bond with his siblings grew stronger. Mickey, as he was always called by his sisters, was extremely proud of his sisters' accomplishments; yet in spite of the fact he did not have the time to pursue additional degrees, in his sisters eyes he will always have the highest Degree-that of being the best Big Brother.

John met his wife, Sunday, of 33 1/2 years in 1977. It was love at first sight and it only took three months before they made it official and took a walk down the aisle. Sunday encouraged John to live life to the fullest. She was the love of his life. He was also an avid fly fisherman and loved to travel the world looking for new places to spend his time fishing. He always brought Sunday along for the ride. He enjoyed looking for new adventures and together he and Sunday traveled throughout the world exploring and living life to its fullest. His favorite place in the world was his cabin on Lake Granby where he could relax, fish and enjoy his time with his many friends and family.

John was the grandfather of two wonderful children, Ashton and Chase, who he adored and loved to spend time with. He always looked forward to his visits with them so that he could throw the ball with Chase and teach him the value of sportsmanship. He also enjoyed listening to the many stories of his granddaughter Ashton who he lovingly referred to as "Chatty Kathy."

John was warm, hard working, and an overall amazing man that will be missed by not only his family and friends, but the many people he has touched during his short but exciting life.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 21, 2012

John Michael Mann

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Dan Brewster

August 8, 2012

Much more than my accountant, more than a good fellow traveler, John could talk baseball and drink Scotch whiskey with conviction the two components drove the universe. Sit back, my friend and enjoy the view.

Dan & Patty Brewster

August 8, 2012

Our Great friend "JUAN HOMBRE" like we Dan and Patty (from Colombia ) Brewster use to call him, our partner in bussines in Cozumel Mexico and our travel adventures in Mexico and Irland... and much more we Just learned of his departure. REST IN PEACE.

Beckye & Jade Wilson

August 7, 2012

John was such a wonderful man. He always took so much time with me through his work and always had great fishing stories to tell. My family is going to miss him greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mann family.

Kristin Babik

August 3, 2012

Sunday - You're in my thoughts and prayers. John was a wonderful mentor and friend. I am blessed to have had the chance to learn so much from him. He will be missed. Lots of love.

Kristin Babik

Michael Price

July 29, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers to the Mann Family. I have worked with John for the past 3 years. He often provided insight and guidance both personal and professionial. John will be missed. The Price Family.

July 28, 2012

John was a dear and trusted friend and advisor not only to me, but to my mother for many years. I am heartbroken that he is gone. He will be greatly missed. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family. You will be in my heart and prayers. Sincerely, Janice Jacobs

Ileana T.

July 25, 2012

My deepest condolences to John's family. May he rest in peace. God Bless!

Shandy & Kelly Grady

July 25, 2012

John took us under his wing by helping us make our businesses stronger. He always made us feel important and helped us grow. We feel such a great loss. Sunday, our hearts reach out to you, dear. We are here for you for whatever you may need. Sending you all love & light...

Vicki Wambolt

July 22, 2012

Just heard of John's passing and although we didn't know him well we send prayers for comfort and strength to Sunday & all of his family and friends at this difficult time. May your wonderful memories bring you a sense of peace.
Greg & Vicki Wambolt (cabin neighbors - Edgewater Resort)

Rick Lund

July 21, 2012

July 21, 2012
I met John back in the late 80's as a consultant for a business he was working for at the time. Our paths continued to cross for a couple of years and because of his natural ability to develop friendships we discovered a mutual interested at the time in racquetball. Took me a year of hard labor before I was ever able to beat him for the first time. To be honest, I think he felt sorry for me.

I remember meeting Sunday as our friendship grew and we would attend social events and go out to diner always enjoying the company and conversation.

John and Sunday introduced my wife Deb and I to winter sports while they were developing their love for the mountains of Colorado. Being a Florida native, I had never bothered to stick a pair of sticks on my legs and go off a 12,000 cliff before. Our memories of that vacation and the times we spent in the snow was one of our first times we traveled together on vacation but certainly not our last.

Fifteen years ago, when we backed into a large business opportunity I remember looking up from a rather serious bit of correspondence and said out loud we are going to need an accountant. I remember calling my friend John and we never looked back once from that day forward. John became our financial counselor and I never spent a day worrying about that side of our business again. We all would marvel at his ability to pencil complex business on his ever present notepad and maintain another conversation at the same time. He was the quintessential multitasker and we all loved him for the fact that he never let anything fall behind. Not ever.

We often spoke about the need to maintain balance in our personal lives and I would always enjoy his traveling stories when he returned from his many trips with Sunday.

Dude ranches, rappelling, African safaris, way too many fishing stories to list here and I am happy that John was able to accomplish those trips during his lifetime.

Every day when I would drive home, I would have him on speakerphone. He was my sounding board, confidant, and enduring friend.

I am going to have to learn how to hear a bit of good news and not want to call John to share it with him. We had been working all year developing business that came in during the week. I thought John's going to be happy. And that is perhaps the smallest part of the void that we will all feel in John's passing. John was more like my brother. I will never forget what I have learned from our time together and I am grateful for our time spent enjoying every minute of life.

Our entire company will miss you more than words will ever do justice to so I wont try. John was the DNA of our company and that will be his legacy that we take forward on a positive note.

Deb and I are there for you Sunday in this difficult time.