Former Allegheny East Conference Treasurer Passes Away
Story by LaTasha Hewitt
Bennie W. Mann, Sr., former Allegheny East Conference treasurer, recently passed away at his home in Pine Forge, Pa. In 1967, Mann began his career with the Allegheny East Conference (AEC) as the business manager of Pine Forge Academy (PFA). He was then invited to serve as the assistant treasurer of AEC in 1973 before being voted as treasurer in 1978. He served as treasurer until his retirement in 1996, having amassed more than 44 years of church employment.
Mann was the project manager for the $2 million renovation of Wagner Hall at PFA and the project manager for the construction of the Jessie R. Wagner Adventist Elementary School in Pine Forge. He also served as treasurer for AEC’s 50 Plus Association, as well as chair of the finance committee at the Pine Forge church, where he was a member.
Many members expressed their sympathy and condolences on AEC’s Facebook page, some sharing fond memories. “I appreciated his treasury knowledge and encouragement that he shared with me over the years,” posted Everette Moore, treasurer and communication director of the Campostella Heights church in Norfolk, Va. “My deepest condolences to his family.”