Leon S. Mann

October 6, 1922June 4, 2019

MANN, LEON S., 96, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019. He was the beloved husband of the late Muriel (Hassenfeld) Mann and the late Inga B. (Freudenberg) Mann. He was born in Albany, NY, a son of the late Dr. Abraham and Rose (Silberg) Mann.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

Leon spent his entire career at Hasbro, retiring as Senior Vice President of Operations.

He enjoyed traveling, was an avid golfer and an active member of the Ledgemont CC community.

He is survived by his children Carol Mann of West Bloomfield, MI, Robert (Judy) Mann of Providence, Joan (Lou) Chesner of La Jolla, CA, and Susan (Bill) Fink of Boston, MA; sister Natalie Rosenstock; grandchildren Max and Zachary Mann, Jonathan and Michael Chesner, and Andrew (Amelia) and Lauren Fink; great-grandson Teddy Fink; and sister in law Helen Grossman. He was the brother of the late Dr. Jay Mann.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 7th at 11:00 AM at Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel, 458 Hope St, Providence, RI with burial in Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Rd, Warwick. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Miriam Hospital, Development Office, PO Box H, Providence, RI 02901. Shiva will be held at Laurelmead, 355 Blackstone Blvd, Providence; following burial and Friday 2-4 PM and 5:30-7:30 PM with Minyan at 5 PM.


  • Funeral Service Friday, June 7, 2019
  • Burial Friday, June 7, 2019


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Joyce Starr

June 12, 2019

Bob and I loved Leon. He was a great guy, a wonderful husband to both wives and a great father and grandfather. He certainly lived a full life.
Bob and I always had a wonderful time playing bridge with INga and Leon. May you all be left with fulfilling happy memories of a great guy.

Kirk Bozigian

June 7, 2019

Leon gave a young Hasbro advertising copywriter his first shot at a career in marketing. He went to bat for me and recommended me for associate product manager in boys and girls toys. I tried my best not to let him down. Leon Mann was one of the guiding forces behind Hasbro’s phenomenal growth starting in the early 1980s. I never saw him angry or raise his voice. Instead He led with quiet dignity and a tough fist! When our daughter Courtney spent over 2 months in The Miriam Hospital last year, my wife and I took comfort seeing The Mann name throughout the Hospital. God Bless! Prayers for Robbie and Leon’s entire family.