NEWTON, N.J. – Roland DeWolf Mann died peacefully March 11, 2012, in Newton, N.J., in the presence of loving family. He was born June 24, 1926, in Boston, to Florence (DeWolf) and William Mann.
He joined the Army at the end of World War II and met his beloved wife, Ingrid, in Salzburg, Austria, after the war. Roland earned a Master of Arts degree in linguistics from the University of Maine and went on to study Sanskrit in Mysore, India, as a Fulbright Scholar. He worked in the New York, Dusseldorf and London offices of McKinsey and Co., where he was partner and editor-in-chief. He remained in the U.K. following his retirement and devoted much time to charitable activities, including establishing and leading the U.K. chapter of the global social entrepreneurial organization Ashoka. Roland was passionate about classical music, poetry, literature and Indology. He will be remembered for his devotion to family, keen intellect, generosity and sense of humor. Mr. Mann returned to the U.S. in 2011, after almost 40 years of living in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, U.K.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ingrid; daughter, Elizabeth; sons, William and Christopher; and five grandchildren.
Private arrangements were entrusted to Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta, N.J. For more information see