In Memoriam: Thomas S. Mann

For those who may have missed the special notice that WANADA published Monday of this week, May 14, it is repeated here:

WANADA is sad to report the passing of its former staff officer, Thomas S. Mann. He died Monday, May 7, 2018. He was 68.

A native Washingtonian, Tom grew up and lived in Bethesda, Maryland his entire life. He spent most of his professional years in association management, working at WANADA first as its business manager, then as executive vice president, or deputy chief of staff, from 1987-2006. He was trained in accounting, which he did most of his career, graduating from Athens College, Alabama in his early 20s. He was active in reestablishing the Washington Auto Show through WANADA, which re-opened to the industry and public in the mid-1980s, where it has been an annual event every year since, and risen in stature on the global circuit of tier one, international auto shows.

An avid bicycle rider, it was his wish that contributions in his memory go to the Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail (PO Box 30703, Bethesda, MD 20824-0703). Visitation occurred on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Gawlers Funeral Home, 5130 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington, DC. A Mass of the Christian Burial occurred 12 noon, Wednesday, May 16th, at the Church of the Little Flower, 5607 Massachusetts Ave, Bethesda, MD.

To his brothers, Roman Mann and Jesse Mann, and his many friends, WANADA extends its sincerest sympathy.

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