Allan Patrick Mann
November 5, 1936 – February 10, 2019
Allan P. Mann, Ship’s Pilot and Dock Master, dies at 82.
Mr. Mann, who capped a 50-year maritime career with a 22-year run as Dock Master at the Monroe Harbor Marina, died on Feb. 10. He was 82.
Starting his career as a Pilot Cadet in 1957, Mr. Mann then attended Liverpool Polytechnic in England, where he was admitted to the university’s prestigious International Navigators program on a scholarship and earned a Second Mate’s Foreign Going License in 1962. He returned to his native Guyana, and for thirteen years as a Ship’s Pilot, was responsible for safely navigating international tankers through local harbors and rivers.
Mr. Mann is remembered as an outstanding student athlete who played table tennis at the national level. He was selected to represent Guyana in international table tennis competition in 1955. But it was joining the Sea Scouts five years earlier, that most profoundly defined and influenced his life and legacy. In addition to sailing, boating safety, lifesaving and navigation, “it was where I learned to appreciate leadership and service to others,” he would say. He remained close to the mentors and friends made during this time for the rest of his life, and stayed true to the Sea Promise: As a Sea Scout I promise to do my best: • To guard against water accidents • To know the location and proper use of the lifesaving devices on every boat I board • To be prepared to render aid to those in need • To seek to preserve the motto of the sea, Women and Children First.
The Sea Promise to put others first, no doubt informed Mr. Mann’s decision to emigrate his family to the United States. By then he had transitioned to a role in Shipping Chartering and Operations, and within days of arriving in New York in 1979 was solicited by Philipp Brothers to join their global chartering operations team where he specialized in crude oil traffic until his retirement in 1992 when he moved to Deltona, Florida.
It was perhaps fitting that Mr. Mann discovered the Monroe Harbor Marina and its community, with whom his relationships were deep and of which he was profoundly proud. Together they formed a 22-year partnership… on the water and in service to others.
Allan Patrick Mann was born November, 5 1936 in Georgetown, Guyana. His father was a seaman and his mother was a seamstress. Mr. Mann is survived by his wife, Faye; his sister, Elsie; his son Michael and his wife Margaret; his son Wayne and his wife Laura and their children Robert, Ryan, Rebecca, Tyler and Tori; and his son Marc.
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Allan Patrick Mann
Fredell & Patrick Blakeney
February 14, 2019
We extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your loved one, Allan.
We are saddened at his passing, he will forever be in our hearts.
Quite often he shared with us via mail peppers and vegetables from his garden, ( he included notes with instructions on how to preserve them) He was a very caring and generous friend, he will be missed.
Wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain.
Patrick & Fredell (Blakeney)