Ann C. Coluzzi, 58, an English and humanities teacher at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, died of cancer June 29 at Suburban Hospital. She lived in Potomac.

Mrs. Coluzzi was president of the Washington chapter of the National Education Association from 1976 to 1977 and the Washington representative on the NEA board in 1978.

A Washington native, she graduated from Roosevelt High School and Trinity College. She received master's degrees in English and liberal arts studies from Georgetown University.

Mrs. Coluzzi began teaching in 1953 at Deal Junior High School. From 1966 to 1968, she directed "Project 370 Scope," a program for the city's high schools aimed at developing creativity in students.

In 1969, she transferred to Western High School, which became the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in 1977. She was a past chairman of both the English and academic departments.

In March, she received a $27,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study ethics and aesthetics in classic and modern texts.

Mrs. Coluzzi was a sponsor with the Future Teachers of America and a member of St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington.

Survivors include her husband, Vincent P. Coluzzi of Potomac; two children, Paula King of Takoma Park and Catherine E. Coluzzi of Potomac; two sisters, Mary Charlotte Crook and Eleanor Troha, both of Potomac; and two grandchildren.


Government Official

Fred A. Forbes Sr., 75, a former Capitol Hill aide and government official who had been a leader in the 1960 presidential campaign of Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.), died of congestive heart failure June 29 at a hospital in Orlando, Fla.

Mr. Forbes, a former Bethesda resident who lived here from 1960 to 1980, was a native of Newton, Mass. He was a 1938 graduate of Brown University and served with the Army in Europe during World War II. After the war, he worked in public relations and was a newspaper reporter in Boston and West Virginia.

He was executive director of the New Hampshire Democratic State Committee when he joined the Kennedy primary campaign in 1960. During that campaign, he was a campaign director in the New Hampshire and West Virginia primaries. He then worked in the general election campaign.

From 1961 to 1964, he was an assistant administrator for public affairs of the Housing and Home Finance Agency. He then was press secretary to Sen. Thomas J. McIntyre (D-N.H.) until joining the Office of Economic Opportunity in 1966. He was a public information and congressional liaison officer there until retiring in 1980.

Mr. Forbes retired to Delaware in 1980, then to Florida in 1985. He was a resident of Mount Plymouth, Fla., at the time of his death.

His first wife, Virginia Forbes, died in 1980. His second wife, Elke Forbes, died in 1988. Survivors include three children by his first marriage, Fred Jr., of Orlando, Fla., Nancy Ephraim of Silver Spring and Brenda Fox of Philadelphia; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.