Harry James Mallon, 94, of Winchester, VA died Friday January 22, 2010 at his home.
Mr. Mallon was born August 3, 1915 in New York, NY, the son of Harry J. and Catherine D. Mallon. He was educated in the public school system of New York and northern New Jersey, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Newark College of Engineering in 1938 and a Master’s degree in Chemistry from The Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1949.
After graduating from college, he worked as a petroleum engineer in the oil fields of Texas, Louisiana, mid-continent and Illinois. He then volunteered for service with US Navy during WWII serving two tours in the Pacific with Naval Intelligence. After the war he remained active in the Naval Reserve retiring with the rank of Captain, USNR.
It was in Centralia, IL that he met his future wife, Jane Hasemeier whom he married on October 12, 1942.
His civilian career after the war was with several agencies of the federal government in areas of national security and retired from the Office of Emergency Preparedness in the Executive Office of the President in 1971. After retirement he taught chemistry at the Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, VA and was an Asst. Scout Master of a Boy Scout Troop in Falls Church, VA. He also formed the Rutherford Patrol (modeled after the B. S. A.) for about ten neighborhood boys.
He and his wife Jane were both active in community service. In 1980 they both moved from Fairfax, VA to Ormond Beach, FL and began a new life in retirement; attending workshops, painting, field trips and exhibiting art work. They moved back to Virginia in 1999.
Mr. Mallon’s memberships included Naval Intelligence Professionals, the Association of Retired Intelligence Officers, the T.E. Lawrence Society of Oxford, England, the Kernstown Battlefield Association and he was a member of the Kernstown United Methodist Church.
He lost his wife Jane on February 9, 2008.
He is survived by his five children; Victoria J. Wolf of Lititz , PA, Ann C. Cox of Fairfield Glade, TN, Laurel H. Schmidt and James L. Mallon both of Glen Allen, VA, and Thomas J. Mallon of Leesburg, VA; his half sister, Martha Rich of Rockledge, Fl; twelve grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Monday, January 25, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Kernstown United Methodist Church with Pastor Clay Knick officiating.
Mr. Mallon’s burial alongside his wife will follow at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery with full Military Honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, VA or to Kernstown United Methodist Church,3239 Valley Pike, Winchester, VA 22602.
Obituart via Jones Funeral Home Winchester Va