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Thomas Bryce “Sir” Mann

Service Date: February 17, 2021
Visitation Info: Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger
Interment Info: Floral Hills Memorial Gardens
Service Info: Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger
Service Info

Thomas Bryce “Sir” Mann, 67, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at his Hebron, KY residence.  Tom was born in Covington, KY on November 13, 1953 to the late E. Bryce and Marjorie (Owens) Mann.  During his life, Tom graduated from Lloyd Memorial High School in 1971 and from The University of Kentucky in 1975.  After college, Tom went on to have a 40 year career in the Material Handling Industry retiring as the President of Hy-Tek Material Handling.  He was a great family man.  Tom coached his sons knothole team to the city championship and was a huge UK and Cincinnati Reds fan.  In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his sister Shirley Mann Martin and brother Jim Mann.  He is survived by his wife of 44 years Martha Hanifin Mann, sons Brad Mann (Lauren) and Kyle Mann (Chrissy), and grandchildren Taylor, Bryce, and Callie Mann.  A visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 10am until 1pm at Linnemann Funeral Home in Erlanger, KY.  A prayer service will immediately follow the visitation.  Interment will be held privately, at a later date, at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, in Taylor Mill, KY.  In lieu of flowers, please made a donation to a charity of your choice.  Online condolences can be made at

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger

30 Commonwealth Avenue
1:00 pm

Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger

30 Commonwealth Avenue

Floral Hills Memorial Gardens

Address: Taylor Mill, KY
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Thomas Bryce “Sir” Mann


So sorry


I just heard about this, I am so sorry. I liked Tom a lot.

Cliff Reeves

A caring coach and role model

Mr Mann was my son’s, (Kyle ) knothole baseball coach. He taught those boys with kindness and respect. In these past years, I’ve had the pleasure of waiting on him at the local deli where I work. Again, he treated all of us with respect and kindness. What a dear person. My sincere condolences to the Mann family. Christine McCallin

Gone to soon

So very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Tom was kind and caring, and a friend to all. Prayers for the Mann family.
Pete and Kathy Dikeos

Always a friend

By luck or by chance, I met Tom in 2012. He was a personality with an endless gift for gab. Whenever I would make the trip to Kentucky or Tom would arrive in Columbus, he always made time to talk. I enjoyed the discussion and the banter at times. He was a good man and a good friend. He will be missed in so many ways. Rest well, my friend.

Condolences from Dematic

On behalf of the Dematic Integrator family, we send our sincere condolences to the Mann family, and to the Hy-Tek family, for the loss of Tom.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing how much Tom will be missed by all that had the privilege of knowing and working with him. Tom was a pillar in our industry and admired by those whose lives he touched.
Rest in Peace, Sir!
Peggy, Dave, Scott & Team

A Mann to Remember

❤️My deepest condolences❤️
Tom was a wonderful man that I was blessed to know along with his beautiful family.
Beautiful Martha,
You’re in my thoughts and prayers along with Brad, Lauren, Kyle, Chrissy & the entire family. Thank you for always treating me like family. Love you all!

Gone too soon

Rest In Peace Tom

Matt and Denise Pelton

Dear Marty and Family – We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Tom was a wonderful person and neighbor. May he Rest In Peace. If there is anything we can do or help with please don’t hesitate to ask. Much love – the Matt and Denise Pelton Family

From Ex Palm Beach Club Manager – Dana

My heart breaks for such a smart, caring, real no bs, funny, helping and just an all around great man. He soo loved Marty, sons and the grandchildren. He will be missed. Tom, say hey to Pete Amberson. See you both on the other side with Jesus. FLY HIGH WITH ALL THE ANGELS.


So sorry for the loss of Tom, your husband, father ad friend. Worked many NEXCOM projects together over the years, best business partner, mentor and friend anyone could ask for. Please find peace in knowing he is resting peacefully in the arms of angels.

Donna McCallion


In the brief time I was with Tom at Buschman Tom was one the guys you could always count on. He was smart, fun and funny, knowledgable, energetic, incredible effective and always pleasant. He contributed much to our success. I know from knowing him how much he will be missed by his friends and family. My sincere condolences to you all. My prayers are with you.

Jack Slater

Born to Succeed

Marty & boys: I had the privilege of hiring Tom into the material handling industry at Buschman in the mid 70’s. I still vividly remember his first interview and what an energetic and likable person he was. From his first day on the job I knew Tom was destined to succeed – not just in his career, but in life and family. Phyllis and I reminisce to this day about the time you and the young boys were sitting outside our house one Sunday afternoon when we returned because Tom wanted to review his first sales proposal with me. And he never slowed down for 40 years. You and the boys should be very proud, Marty. Hope you find comfort in the positive influence Tom had on so many people.
Gene & Phyllis Forte

You are in my prayers

I am so sorry to hear about Tom…I pray your heart will be filled with 44+ years of memories, love, and joy that you shared together!
I am out of town but when I get back I will give you a call and we will get together…You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
May God bless you all…one day at a time!!!
Love Patti

An Influencer before it was a thing

Wow, where do I start….Tom Mann was a great friend, colleague, boss, and mentor. He influenced my life and career in so many ways and I will forever be thankful for his guidance and friendship. Tom had an influence, persona, flair for life, and charisma that was truly unforgettable. He always seemed to be larger than life. I’m sure that many memories will be shared with his family, friends, and colleagues and no doubt many of the seemingly legendary tales will end with a warm heart and a good laugh. Thank you Tom.
My most heartfelt condolences go out to Marty, Brad, Kyle, and the rest of the Mann family in this hardest of times and I truly hope for God’s most gracious blessings for you all.
Don Maines

AmbaFlex Condolences

Dear Mann Family,
On behalf of our AmbaFlex family we offer our sincere condolences and prayers for peace and comfort at this difficult time.
God Bless you all.
Phil Miller

You’ll be missed

Tom had so many great characteristics that I admired even though I only got the time to know him later in life. He was a great Mentor and Motivator. From the MHE side he was a great at concepting and managing accounts. He was a great great boss , friend, and he always had time for you. In the short time I knew Tom he was a big influence on my life and he will be missed. Prayers for peace to his family and friends.

One of a kind

Tom was a great leader, boss, mentor, family man, and most of all a great friend. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him…and that’s a LOT of people. Rest in peace my friend.

Blue & White Forever

UK Basketball & Football will sorely miss Tom and his unwavering faith & love for the Blue & White Wildcats. He also was a great father, husband and co-worker. We had a lot of great times at Buschman and then competing in the same market. Our thoughts and prayers are with Marty and the family!
Margo & Oppy

Remembering Tom Mann

Jerry Vaughn
I had the good fortune of working for Tom.
He was the most supportive boss I ever worked for. I had known Tom many years as a competitor, then a friend years before he became my boss.
He was a man of his word and never wavered on his support. He will not only be missed by his loved ones but all who had the opportunity to know him.
He was funny, smart and an unbelievable UK fan!
May he Rest In Peace.

Dyan Vaughn

Jerry an I enjoyed socializing with Tom an Marty especially New Years Eve. Tom was always so “ho hum” about his casino wins. We 4 are on a cruise stopping in Bahamas we went to Atlantis casino all agreed to go easy not expecting many wins there. So he only plays 50$ an immediately hits 4000$. He literally leaps off the stool yelling “I hit” an that was only the beginning back on ship he won big jackpots every night. Then comes docking he an Marty r stuffing money everywhere an he says u guys need to stuff some too. We all had so much fun. I loved his excitement an just joy winning in 2 places u rarely win. ( we didn’t get to keep it!! Did I say he was SMART too! He will be missed

A Generous and Wonderful Man

Sir was one of the most awesome, generous and kind people I know, and he will be greatly missed. Marty, Brad, Lauren, Taylor, Kyle, Chrissy, Bryce and Callie, hope you can find comfort knowing that he’s smiling down on you from heaven, watching over you, and he still walks beside you. Sending you my love and sympathy – Jean

A Real Character

I grew up on McAlpin Avenue in the Lloyd Class of 1972 with Jimmy Mann, who was one of my best friends at Erlanger Elementary. That’s how I met Tom, first when they lived on McAlpin. I played with them both more often after they moved to Rankin Drive. Games of Risk, backyard tackle football, swimming (with girls!) at Triple E Swim Club, playing on the same Knothole team managed by their wonderful father. Tom was a natural leader, the one with ideas and plans; always fun to be around, always a character, but never doing anything bad or mean.

I am so saddened for myself that my long-delayed trip to visit NKY will come too late to get together with Tom to relive those days growing up in Erlanger.

My deepest condolences to all of Tom’s friends and family.

You’re in our thoughts

We’re so sorry for your loss. He sounds like a very special man. You are all in our prayers.

Bob Riehemann

Tom was a sophomore, as was I, when I moved to Erlanger. He was one of the first people to befriend me. Like Tom, I was a drummer and I remember very vividly that he invited me to his home on Rankin and took me into the basement and showed me his drum set. I was very impressed! We had four drummers (Tom, Greg, Steve and myself) in the same class and, to be honest, the drum line with Tom is one of my fondest memories from Lloyd. I’ll miss him.

Tom was a truly nice person and I remember him as a peacemaker who ultimately preferred healing to fighting when I was around him.

Tom Mann

Marty, Brad, Lauren, Taylor, Kyle, Chrissy, Byrce and Callie we are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time.
Bill and Janet Barrett


Kyle, Chrissy, Bryce and Callie,
We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
The Webster Family