Captain Harry Wilson Jones, USN Ret.
- February 3, 1932 - September 14, 2012
- Annapolis, Maryland
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“Dear Lori and Mimi,
Jennifer and I and the rest of the Richardsons want to extend our condolences for your loss. It doesn't seem that long ago that...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Janet Richardson-Pearson - MD
“Cindy and I have a most fond and vivid memory of Capt. Harry towing us back into the creek with Little Toot at the end of our honeymoon. I remember...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Diggs Vann - Tampa, FL - Friend
“Haryy had a great sense of humor.I always enjoyed talking with him.
Mimi, your thousands of pleasnt memories will help at this time.
3 of 6 | Posted by: Nate Niles - Annapolis, MD
“I did not know Captain Jones but my good friend Carol Bois has spoken of him with great admiration and affection many times. He must have been a...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Doug Burgess - Swampscott, MA
“So sorry for your loss. We're thinking of all of you.
5 of 6 | Posted by: Steve & Debbie McKerrow Annapolis
“We fondly remember wonderful shared hours rafted on Chesapeake Bay.
Harry was a gentle man in the truest sense of the word.
The world will be...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Judy and Bill Borten - Potomac, MD
Harry Wilson Jones, Captain, USN, Ret., a 43 year resident of Annapolis, died September 14 at Anne Arundel Medical Center after a brief illness.
He was born February 3, 1932 to the late Judge Langhorne Jones and Gertrude Jones in Chatham, Virginia. A graduate of St. Christopher's School in Richmond, VA he also attended the University of Virginia where he received a BS degree in mechanical engineering in 1954.
Harry began his active duty military career in 1955 in the US Navy, serving his country for twenty four years. He was a naval avi
ator flying the S2F anti-submarine aircraft. He attended the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA where he received an advanced degree in aeronautical engineering. After attending the Naval War College Command and Staff School, and while assigned to the US Naval Academy as an instructor in the engineering department, he earned a Master's Degree from George Washington University in business administration. The remainder of his military career was spent in Washington, DC where he was a project manager for the development of weapon systems.
Following active duty, he was employed by Tracor, an engineering company involved in developing weapon systems before joining his wife in business, Jones and Ladd Inc., (Bags by Mimi) in 1995.
As an active member of St. Anne's Church, Harry served on many committees and was an evening prayer leader. A 40 year member of the Annapolis Yacht Club, he served as entertainment chairman and on various race committees. He was an accomplished yachtsman and also enjoyed the sport of golf. As the spouse of a Rotarian, he volunteered in many of the Annapolis Rotary Club's service programs. He was awarded Rotary's highest honor, a Paul Harris Fellow for his humanitarian efforts. Over 35 years as a sponsor of plebes at USNA, he fostered the careers of thirteen midshipmen.
Married on June 20, 1959, he is survived by his wife, Mimi; daughter, Lorie Ladd Stout and husband Alexander Stout; two grandchildren, Bryan and Wilson Stout, all of Annapolis; his brother, Langhorne Jones and wife Ruth of Chatham, VA; three nieces and two nephews; and an extended family of friends in Annapolis and throughout the world.
Calling hours will be held at home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 20. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 21, at St. Anne's Church in Annapolis. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Harry's memory be made to St. Anne's Church, 199 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis, Maryland 21401.