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Francis L. 'Frank' Mann, Army employee

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Thursday, March 17, 2011; 6:04 PM

Francis L. "Frank" Mann, 94, who retired from the Department of the Army as a budget officer for the Army Reserve in 1973, died Feb. 26 at Asbury Methodist Village, a retirement community in Gaithersburg. He had myelofibrosis, a bone marrow disease.

Mr. Mann, a Rockville resident, joined the Army Department as a fingerprinting clerk in 1938, when he moved to Washington.

Francis Lee Mann was born in Reardan, Wash. He enjoyed boating and was an expert on boating safety. During the 1970s and '80s, he was a columnist on boating safety for Chesapeake Bay magazine. He was a past commander for the Potomac River Power Squadron and a member of the Rockville Sail and Power Squadron.

Mr. Mann was a member of the Dancing Nomads, a Montgomery County square dancing club.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Jean Hughes Mann of Gaithersburg; a daughter, Janean Mann, of Washington; two sisters; and a brother.

- Lauren Wiseman


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