Harry Wilson Jones, Captain, USN, Ret.,
a 43 year resident of Annapolis, died September 14th 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 aviator 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; his sister-in-law Betsy Steinman of Wickford; 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 was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 21st 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.
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