Birth: Thursday, April 05, 1923 in Koblenz, Germany
Residence: Lusby, Maryland
Death: Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the age of 93
Laid to Rest: in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
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Harry Staughton, 93, of Lusby, MD passed away on May 21, 2016 at his residence. Born April 5, 1923 in Koblenz, Germany he was the son of Neville McClean Staughton and Anna (Hess) Staughton.
Harry graduated from John Marshall High School, Richmond, VA in 1941. He and Jessie Lee Moss were married on July 1, 1944 in Tullahoma, TN, shortly before he was deployed overseas. He was a member of the U.S. Army from 1943 until 1945. He was assigned to the 17th Airborne Division, and the 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment during his career. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and other awards. After the war, he attended the University of Richmond and Ben Franklin University.
Harry started his career in 1950 as a Civil Servant in the U.S. Government. He retired as a Program Analyst with NASA. He moved to Calvert County from College Park, MD in 1993. He was an avid golfer and was a member of Chesapeake Hills Golf Club.
Harry was preceded in death by his wife Jessie Lee Staughton and his siblings, Neville McLean Staughton, Jr. and Mary Jane Barlow. He is survived by his children, Harry Lee Staughton and wife Bonnie, Jo Lynne, Patricia Anne, Kim Marie, Dennis McClean and Martin Patrick Staughton; three grandchildren, Juliette Aponte, Benjamin and Nicholas Dunn; and great-grandson, Anthony Rene Aponte. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many devoted friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic (Historic) Church, 225 Alexander Street, Solomons, MD 20688. Inurnment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 or Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 225 Alexander Street, Solomons, MD 20688. Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.