The Life of Ralph W. Mann
Ralph W. Mann, 87, of Seymour, entered into peaceful rest Feb. 7, 2010 at the Griffin Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Idella Avery Mann. He was born Aug. 10, 1922 in Derby, son of the late Ralph and Harriet Forsyth Mann. Ralph was the president and owner of Ralph Mann and Sons Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning in Ansonia. As a World War II veteran, Mr. Mann served in the Army Air Corps and piloted the P 51 Mustang Airplane with the 357th Fighter Group of the 8th Air Force. Following the war he served in the Air Corps Reserves and was honorably discharge on Sept. 28, 1957 as lst Lieutenant. Ralph was an active 56 year member of the Seymour Congregational Church. He served on the Board of Directors of both the Housatonic Council Boys Scouts of America and the Valley YMCA. He was also a corporator of Hewitt Memorial Hospital and a former member of the Ansonia Rotary Club. In his youth, Ralph played guitar in a local band called The Pacific Islanders. In addition to his wife, Ralph leaves his loving family including his daughter, Connie Wiesniak and her husband Stanley of Oxford; his son Craig Mann and his wife Michelle of Woodbridge; a brother George Mann of Port Charlotte, FL; three grandchildren, Stacey and Ryan Mann of Seymour and Craig Michael Mann of Woodbridge; and several nieces and nephews. His sisters Harriet Mitchell and Virginia Cann predeceased him. Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home Seymour handled the arrangements. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery with full Military Honors.