Thomas E. Mann Jr.

thomas  mann

November 14, 1948 ~ March 14, 2023

Born in: New Bern , NC
Resided in: Greece , NY


Thomas E. Mann Jr.

Greece:  passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 14 2023 at age 74, with his loving wife by his side after a long battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his mother, Rosanna Warren and brother David Washington.  Thomas is survived by his wife and best friend of 19 years, Marisa Penna-Mann, who also was his caregiver. He leaves behind a brother-in-law, Carmen Penna, and his close nephew, Nicholas Penna, who assisted with his care during these last few years. He is also survived by 3 daughters: Felicia (Steve) Haslam, Kim (Joseph) Migliore, Tanya (Jason) Coleman, sisters: Sharon (Alex) King, Maryann, Deborah Mann-Washington, Laureen Mann, and Pam, along with 2 brothers: Shelly Mann and Ronnie Mann and life partner Brenda. He adored his 6 grandchildren: Steven, Alex, Isaac, Kayla, and Joshua and nieces and nephews. He sadly leaves behind his beloved cats. Tom grew up with and spent many years drag racing at Spencer Speedway with his childhood friends, Ronald Charles, and Johnny Jett; forever friends Big Al and Kathy Williams who he’s been friends with for over 50 yrs. He retired from Eastman Kodak Company, Roll Coating Division after 27 yrs. He also leaves behind many friends that he kept in touch with from Kodak.


Friends may call Monday (March 20th) 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road.  His Funeral Service will be held Tuesday (March 21st) 10:00 AM in the Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm in his memory.





Visitation: March 20, 2023 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Service: March 21, 2023 10:00 am

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Cemetery: March 21, 2023 11:00 am

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
2461 Dewey Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Thomas E. Mann 's name.

Humane Society at Lollypop Farm

99 Victor Road Fairport, NY 14450

Memories Timeline


  1. Tom has taken his journey into Heaven to be with our Beloved Creator. His pain is gone and may he always Rest in Peace.

  2. My father was great man and father. We all are imperfect but one thing my father provided for his family well. He would help other family or friends whenever he could. My father was smart, a cool dad the one you want to drop you off to school. I appreciated you dad and will miss you so much. I look forward to your resurrection. I am happy you are not suffering no more. Sleep well daddy! Thank you Thank you to my Ma Step Mom Marsia Pena Mann and Nicky for your awesome care of my father.

    • Tanya, your father was cool. Your father was a giant at our high school, West High. With a weightlifter build and a gentle demeanor he was a force to be reckoned with, although I can’t remember any physical confrontation ever. He just commanded respect, and gave respect always. As a skinny white boy with a big mouth I was always in trouble but for some reason Tommy liked me and that kept me from getting beat too much.
      We used to race slot cars together and even went to Syracuse for a meet. We picked up your dad at your grandmothers house and I still remember to this day how nice she was to me, wanting to make me breakfast. It was my first encounter with a black family and I instilled the idea in me that we are all the same no matter what.
      I joined the Marines in the fall of 1969 and never really returned to Rochester. I’m sorry that I never reached out to Tommy and now that he’s gone it’s too late but I want you and your whole family to know that he was always a wonderful person and well loved.
      Jack Baldwin, Key West.

  3. Had the pleasure of working with Tom. Upbeat & gregarious, friend to all. He often spoke of his mother, whom he honored.
    It’s said that humor is the best medicine. Tom was a the best prescriber!

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