Henry B. Mann Jr., a retired Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. marketing manager and World War II veteran, died Aug. 4 of complications from dementia at Envoy of Denton, a nursing home. He was 93.
The son of Henry B. Mann Sr., an attorney, and Amelia R. Mann, a homemaker, Henry Bond Mann Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised on Evergreen Avenue in Hamilton.
After graduating in 1938 from Polytechnic Institute, Mr. Mann began working for C&P Telephone. In 1942, he enlisted in the Army and served with Company B, 53rd Signal Battalion in Europe.
Mr. Mann participated in major campaigns and battles including Tunisia, Sicily, Naples, Rome, Arno, Poe Valley and the North Apennines.
"He didn't talk about battles, but he did talk about cities he had seen and his friends," said a daughter, Lynn Mann of Salisbury. "It was very hard for him to talk about the fighting, but he was very proud to have been a soldier."
After the end of the war, Mr. Mann resumed his career at C&P, where he rose to marketing manager. He retired in 1978.
In 1964, Mr. Mann and his family moved from Hamilton to Chester on Kent Island. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed quail hunting and later became a waterfowl hunter. He also liked fishing.
He was a member of Kent Island United Methodist Church, 2739 Cox Neck Road, Kent Island, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 10.
In addition to his daughter, Mr. Mann is survived by his wife of 72 years, the former Marilyn E. Goetzel; another daughter, Janet Mann of Chester; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun