Warren Hall Ortland
Warren Hall Ortland
  • January 8, 1926 - June 5, 2017
  • Arlington, Virginia

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Captain Warren H. Ortland, SC USN (Ret.) died on June 5, 2017 at The Jefferson in Arlington, Virginia. He was 91 years old. He was born in Annapolis, Maryland on January 8, 1926, son of Henry and Edna Heise Ortland. His father was a professor and swimming coach at the Naval Academy from 1918 until his retirement in 1960.

Warren attended the University of Maryland until 1944 when he entered the Naval Academy with the class of 1948A, graduating in 1947, as a member of the 5th Company. He is in the Naval Academy Hall of Fame for swimming.

Upon graduation, he attended the Naval Supply Corps School in Bayonne, New Jersey, until 1948 when he returned to the Naval Academy as a member of the Navy Olympic Swim Team. From 1948 to 1950, he served on the destroyer tender, USS Dixie (AD-14) and the destroyer USS Turner (DDR834). In 1950, he married Pamela Brooks of Burlingame, California. The following years included tours at the Naval Gun Factory, Washington, DC, the USS Aludra (AF-55), and the Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, Georgia. He also earned a Master's of Science Degree in Computer Science Management at the Navy Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. This was followed by tours at Great Lakes, Illinois and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. His last tour of duty was in the Office of Chief of Naval Operations-Information Systems at the Pentagon. He was awarded the Legion of Merit in 1972 for his service in the management of Navy business information systems. He retired in 1972 as a Captain, Supply Corps.

He went to work for the Boeing Company as a Marketing Representative for civilian agencies and companies in computer information systems. Following Pam's death in 1974, he married Barbara Morrissey in 1976, widow of Captain John N. Morrissey USNA Class of 1950. In 1977, he was President of the Quota Club for Boeing Computer Systems, and retired in 1984 as a Senior Marketing Representative.

In retirement, Captain Ortland and his wife, Barbara, traveled extensively to all parts of the world. He was a trustee of the Naval Academy Foundation for many years and a member of the Mount Vernon Country Club where he was captain of the country club's Retired Men's Golf Team.

He is survived by Gail Ortiz (daughter), Warren Ortland, Jr. (son), Jane Hybsch (step-daughter), Nancy Morrissey (step-daughter), Lee Smith (step-daughter), and John Morrissey (step-son).
A memorial service will be held at Aldersgate Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Road, Alexandria, VA 22308 at 1:00 pm on Friday, June 16th. Donations may be made to the Naval Academy Foundation at U.S. Naval Academy Foundation,
Attn: Tribute Gifts, 291 Wood Road, Beach Hall, Annapolis, MD 21402-1254.