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Donald Pierre Mann

Donald Pierre Mann

Donald Pierre Mann, 77, had a peaceful passing at home in Bellingham, Wash. surrounded by family.

He was born in Winter, Wis. to Robert Earl and Violet Scritsmier Mann. He attended school in Superior. In Don's senior year, with help from his older brother Hugh, he and his mother moved to Seattle, Wash. Upon graduating from Roosevelt High School Don served in the army for six years, three of them stationed at Hohenfels Army Base. Later he was employed for 30 years by the City of San Jose in the Public Works Department, retiring as a Principal "Chief" Construction Inspector. While living in Silicon Valley, Don competed well in bowling and darts, and played a good hand of bridge. After retiring in 1999, and seeking utopia, Don and his family relocated to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Don and his wife enjoyed traveling to the East Coast and California to visit family, friends, and national sites. Don's passion after retirement was his family. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Mary Kathleen; son Philip; daughter Jeannette (Jon) Butcher; granddaughters Madeline and Avery Butcher; brother Hugh (David) Mann; sister Florence (Danny) Simenson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul's - 1110 14th St, Bellingham, WA 98225. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the professional and compassionate services of Whatcom Hospice. Please share your memories of Don at molesfarewelltributes.com.

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