Sadie Blyth ‘Sally’ Mann, 101, worked at Todd’s Department Store, Mensa member, Red Sox fan

By on January 3, 2018

Sadie Blyth “Sally” Mann, 101, East Earl, peacefully passed away Dec. 27, 2017, at Fairmount Homes.

Born Feb. 21, 1916, in Tillicoultry, Scotland, a daughter of William and Jean (Robertson) Douglas, she was married 52 years to Robert G. Mann, who died in 1989.

After several years in Canada, the family emigrated to the U.S.A. Living in several Connecticut towns, Sally was a Congregational Church member. A retired office manager with Todd’s Department Store, Willimantic, she made many lifelong friends. Sally and Bob moved to Port Orange, Fla., to care for her father, where they were founding members of the Port Orange Christian Church. They spent many hours fundraising for the church’s construction.

They loved traveling; Scotland, England, Europe, and extensively throughout the 48 states in their VW camper. Sally was an avid sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and Ted Williams. Fiercely independent, she lived with Josie, her guide dog, until moving to her son Doug’s home in Pennsylvania due to failing eyesight. A music lover, she played piano and was a Frank Sinatra fan. An avid reader and Mensa member, she enjoyed crossword puzzles.

Surviving are her sons: Robert D. (Katherine) Mann, Columbia, Conn.; Gordon W. (Gail) Mann, Hudson, Ohio; and Douglas A. (Karen) Mann, East Earl; grandchildren: Deborah Jones, Robert Jones, Dr. Curtis Mann, Wendy Packer, Ryan Mann, Justin Mann, Angie Fester, Amy Weber, Abby Sensenig, and Amanda Messner: great-grandchildren: Jaryd Jones, Coleman Packer, Iona Packer, Beckett Mann, Jake Fester, Katana Fester, Shawn Fester, Malena Fester, Joshua Plasterer, Codie Plasterer, Jess Weber, Knute Weber, Valerie Weber, Andrew Good, Micah Good, Josiah Sensenig, Isaiah Sensenig, Madison Messner, Marisa Messner, Marshall Messner, Miles Messner, and Maxwell Messner: great-great-grandchildren: Olive Weber, Delilah Plasterer, and Thor Plasterer.

Sally was predeceased by a son: David; and a sister: Amy Ferguson.

All arrangements will be private at her request.

Rather than flowers, contributions may be sent to Fairmount Homes Benevolent Fund, 333 Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata, PA 17522.

Good Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Reamstown, was honored to provide assistance to Sally’s family. Condolences and memories may be shared at

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