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In Memoriam - James F. Jordan

James F. Jordan of Chevy Chase, Maryland, passed away peacefully on November 10, 2016.  Jim was born on February 9, 1933 in Washington, D.C.   He was preceded in death by his parents, John A. Jordan, Sr. and Margaret Ellen Leahan Jordan, his sisters, Mary Margaret Jordan McKeever, Rita Bridgett Jordan Marshall, Joanne Ellen Jordan Barr, Kathleen Elizabeth Jordan Flood, Patricia Rose Jordan Keyser and brother, John A. Jordan, Jr.   Jim attended grade school at Blessed Sacrament and in 1951 graduated from St John’s College.  He entered the United States Marine Corps in 1952.  He graduated from Georgetown University in 1955 and entered the United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate School.  After service with the Marine Corps, Jim was employed by Traveler’s Insurance Company while attending Georgetown University Law School; graduating in 1962.  He joined the law firm of Carr, Bonner, O’Connell, Kaplan, and Scott in 1965.  In 1975, Jim formed the law firm of Jordan, Coyne, and Savits, where he remained until 2013.  In over 50 years as an attorney, Jim tried numerous civil trials and served as an Arbitrator and Civil Mediator in multiple cases. He served as President of The Counsellors 1983-1984 and President of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia 1984-1985. He was awarded the District of Columbia Defense Lawyer of the Year Award in 1994. Through his pro bono work with U.S. Marines, Jim was the recipient of the coveted Military Order of the Iron Mike award in 2000.  He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Mary Alice Fleming Jordan, his daughter, Kathleen Delaney Jordan Baldino, his granddaughter, Allison Fleming Baldino, and son-in-law, Eric Joseph Baldino.  He is also survived by his brothers, William Ignacious Jordan of Dickerson, Maryland, and Robert Michael Jordan of Phoenix, AZ.  They are the two survivors of the eleven children of his parents, John and Margaret Jordan.   Visitation will take place at Gawler’s Funeral Home, Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 5-7pm.  A mass of Christian burial will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church in Chevy Chase, Maryland on November 16, 2016 at 11:00 am.  Internment will take place at Arlington Cemetery on a date to be established.  Memorial contributions, if any, may be made in his name to Blessed Sacrament Church in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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