James Robert "Bob" Mann, 71, of Wichita, retired purchasing manager/ employee of Airtechnics, Inc. for 40 years, died at home on Monday, July 12, 2010 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service is pending. Bob was born on June 15, 1939 in Fort Scott, Kan. He served aboard the USS Boxer as a BT3.
Bob is preceded in death by his father, Harvey, mother, Marie (Fitzmorris), and granddaughter, Nicole Elizabeth Pomeroy.
He is survived by a brother, Harvelee of Wichita, Kan.; a sister, Joella Marshall of San Clemente, Calif.; three nieces; one nephew; wife, Carolyn (Metcalf) of Wichita; sons, Tim (Deanna) and their children, Nicholas and Cameron of Garden City, Kan., Jim (Kim) and their children, Keaton, Daly and Karlyn of Palm Bay, Fla., and Michael of Wichita; daughters, Becky Collins (Randy) and their children, Travis, Stephanie and Elijah Glasper of Wichita, and Melissa Pomeroy (Todd) and their children, Jessica Hoopes (Eldon), David, and Ann of Newton, Kan. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the James Robert Mann Memorial Fund c/o Capital Federal Savings, Wichita, Kan. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.dlwichita.com