Frederic Sherburne Mann ’36 died on June 24, 2007, in New London, New Hampshire.
Born on March 12, 1914, in Wollaston, Mass., he prepared for college at Needham High School and Roxbury Latin School in Massachusetts and became a member of Chi Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1936, he attended Babson College in Massachusetts for a year and then became a salesman with Stone and Forsythe in Boston. In 1938, he became a food broker with Wm. A. Mann and Sons in Boston and, during World War II, served from 1941 to 1946 in the U.S. Navy, becoming a commander. After the war, he returned to Wm. A. Mann and Sons and then, in 1954, became a zone manager with the Ford Motor Company in Natick, Mass. He was a salesman with the Atlas Advertising firm in Brookline, Mass., from 1958 to 1960, when he became a sales manager with the Quincy (Mass.) Coal and Oil Company. In 1963, he became a salesman and district sales manager with Market Forge Company in Everett, Mass., and became northeast regional manager in 1976. After his retirement in 1981, he moved to New London, N.H., and by 1990 was a manufacturer’s representative with C.R. Peterson Associates of Easton, Mass. From 1949 to 1954, he was secretary and treasurer of the Boston Food Brokers. He was married in 1943 to Birna Berndsen, who predeceased him, and is survived by two sons, William Mann and Lawrence Mann; five grandchildren; and his second wife, Elizabeth Mudge Mann, whom he married in 1993.