Flavius Robert (Bob) Bartlett, 60, a former clarinetist with the U.S. Army Band and a Fairfax businessman, died Sunday at his home in Fairfax. He had a pulmonary ailment.
For the last eight years, he and his wife, Jane, had operated the Clothes Horse, a woman's specialty shop in Fairfax.
Mr. Bartlett became a member of the U.S. Army Band just prior to World War II. He held the rank of sergeant major. During two years of the war, he was with the band in Africa, Italy and other overseas areas. He was wounded during an attack in Antwerp, Belgium, and received the Purple Heart.
He was the first chair clarinetist and a soloist with the band when he retired in 1968. He then became associated with Northern Virginia real estate.
Mr. Bartlett was born in Clarksburg, W. Va. As a high school musician, he won acclaim in a national competition and attended Interlochen Music Camp in Michigan. He studied at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra before joining the Army band.
In addition to his wife, of the home, he is survived by three children, the Rev. Jan Robert, of Salt Lake City, Bruce Elliott, of Orlando, Fla., and Charisse Irene, of Houston.
Also surviving are his mother, Blanche Hacker Bartlett of Arlington, and eight brothers and sisters, Jenneth Smith of Plainfield, N.J., Vineta Bartlett of Arlington, Betsy Davis of Phoenix, Cleo Rollins of Lost Creek, W. Va., Joe, of McLean, Dr. F. David, of Alexander, Ark., Lois Price of Santa Monica, Calif., and Boyd, of Clarksburg.