In memory of
John Edward Mann, 86 Former S. I. resident had long career in financial industry John Edward Mann, 86, of Monroe, N.J., died peacefully at home on May 8, 2017, after a long battle with effects of diabetes. John, a.k.a. Jack, was born Nov. 14, 1930, in Staten Island, N.Y., to Michael Mann and Lillian (Mackie) Mann. He was one of four sons, including James, Vincent and Robert and one sister, Miriam. He graduated with the Class of 1949 from New Dorp High School on Staten Island where he excelled at basketball. In 1951 he enlisted in the Air Force, serving at Webb Air Base in Big Spring, Texas and in Iceland until 1954. John was married to Noel Lee Kramer at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in New Dorp, Staten Island on Nov. 24, 1951. He worked for investment firms on Wall Street, starting with Cosgrove, Miller & Whitehead as stock trader in 1955. He became head of over-the-counter trading for Shearson, Hammill & Co in 1967 and was involved in early stages of Nasdaq. In 1971, he joined a team working for Ross Perot during his takeover of F.I. duPont, Glore Forgan, a major investment on the verge of bankruptcy. In 1975, at the dawn of trading deregulation on Wall Street known as the "Big Bang," John took the bold step of starting a new brokerage in Princeton, N.J. This venture, which did not work out, highlighted his many efforts to try new ideas in the investment business. For more information on family history, see www.reunionpark.com . Survivors include his wife, Noel Mann; son, John F. Mann and his wife, Karen Cusack, of Spring Lake Heights, N.J.; four daughters, Laura LeBlond of Monroe, N.J., Elizabeth Kleinmann and her husband, Ralph, of Durham, N.H., Dorothy Walwer and her husband, Greg, of Guilford Conn., and Noel Kinney and her husband, Daniel, of Cranbury, N.J.; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Viewing is Friday, May 12 at 9 a.m. at A.S. Cole Son & Co. Funeral Home, Cranbury, N.J. Mass is at 11 a.m. at Queenship of Mary Church, Plainsboro, N.J. Please send memorial donations to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Staten Island, N.Y.
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