Wallace Harper Mann

Principal Flutist

Wallace Harper Mann, 80, who was first flutist with the National Symphony for more than three decades and left in 1978 as chair of the woodwind section, died of congestive heart failure March 27 at his Grafton, W.Va., farm.

He taught flute at American, Catholic and George Washington universities in the District and at Salisbury State University in Maryland and his studio in Kensington. He moved to Salisbury in 1979 and Grafton in 1992.

Mr. Mann was a native of Denton, Tex., who attended North Texas State University. He was a graduate of the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, N.Y., and played with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra as a student.

He served as a pilot in the Army Air Forces in Europe during World War II. His honors included the Air Medal and a recognition award from North Texas State.

He was a member of Oakdale Emory United Methodist Church in Olney.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Rose Mann of Grafton; three sons, Dr. William Edward Mann of Charlton Heights, W.Va., Dr. Wallace H. Mann Jr. of Borger, Tex., and Amil Charles Mann of Columbia; a brother; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

A daughter, Lisa Mann Staten, died in 1991.

Caroline Michelle Moss

Annandale Resident

Caroline Michelle Moss, 22, a lifelong Annandale resident who was a 1998 Woodson High School and 2002 University of Virginia graduate who had been teaching in France since August 2002, died of meningitis March 15 in Paris.

Miss Moss, who graduated from U-Va. with a degree in French language and literature and Spanish, was teaching in Paris as part of a French Embassy program that places French language majors from the United States in French schools to teach English.

At Woodson High School, Miss Moss sang in school choral groups. At U-Va., where she graduated with distinction, she was a member of the Virginia Women's Choir and Gamma Phi Beta sorority.

Over the years, she was active in Girl Scouts in Annandale. She worked as a congressional aide in a General Services Administration program in 1995. She was the recipient of awards from the GSA and the Daughters of the American Revolution and for her singing and academic accomplishments. She was a member of the National, National Spanish and National French honor societies.

Survivors include her parents, David E. and Bonnie T. Moss of Annandale; and a brother, Michael T. Moss of Fairfax.

John Franklin Fort II

Washington Lawyer

John Franklin Fort II, 91, a retired Washington lawyer who lived in this area from 1941 to 1979, died March 24 at a hospital in Williamsburg. He had a cardiovascular ailment.

Mr. Fort, who specialized in admiralty and shipping law, engaged in private practice from 1946 to 1977 with the law firm Kominers & Fort.

He was a founding director of the Potomac National Bank and a trustee of the Madeira School. A golfer, he was a past member of the board of governors of the U.S. Senior Golf Association. He was a member of Metropolitan, Burning Tree and Chevy Chase country clubs.

Mr. Fort, a former Potomac and Bethesda resident who lived in Williamsburg, was a New Jersey native. He was a 1933 cum laude graduate of Amherst College and a 1937 graduate of Columbia University's law school. After practicing law in New York, he came to Washington and became a lawyer with the War Shipping Administration. Later in World War II, he was a Coast Guard lieutenant and lawyer.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Florence B. Fort of Williamsburg; three children; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Albert Marshall Leavitt

Army Intelligence Officer

Albert Marshall Leavitt, 78, an Army intelligence officer who retired in 1965 as a lieutenant colonel, died of congestive heart failure Feb. 28 at Mount Vernon Manor Care in Alexandria.

Col. Leavitt, who lived in Alexandria, was born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1946 and served in the Army in Korea during the Korean War. Later, he received a master's degree in Russian language studies from Columbia University.

He was head of the Russian department at the U.S. Military Academy, a Russian translator for defense agencies in Washington and a diplomatic courier for the State Department who traveled to capitals behind the Iron Curtain. He had been a permanent resident of the Washington area since 1963.

Survivors include his wife, Boots Howland Leavitt of Alexandria; six children, Arthur Howland Leavitt of Annandale, Patricia Stapleton Grieve of San Antonio, Albert Marshall Leavitt Jr., Catherine Claire Leavitt and Robert Spear Leavitt, all of Alexandria, and Mary Alexandra Hitson of Raleigh, N.C.; and 11 grandchildren.