George Jesper Harding III died Friday, the 19th day of October, 2012. Mr. Harding was born in Philadelphia in 1918 and graduated from Yale University and Temple University Law School. While at Yale he won the Connecticut State Single Squash Racquets championship. He was a Lt. Commander in the United States Naval Reserve and served 4 1/2 years in connection with World War II as a destroyer Executive Officer. He was the former President of the Philadelphia Patent Lawyers Association. Mr. Harding was a descendent of Jesper Harding, who founded the Philadelphia Inquirer in 1829 and also George Harding the prominent 19th century patent attorney. He is survived by his loving family Anne (Stuart), Edie (Dave), Phebe (Marty), George (Valerie), his grandchildren Shippen (Patrice), Emily (Harold), Carson & Douglas, great grandchildren Marguerite, Madeleine, Edmee, Guillemette & Orla. A memorial service will be held this Saturday, October 27th at 4pm at St. Christopher's Church,226 Righters Mill Road,Gladwyne PA. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the
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Published in Main Line Media News on Oct. 24, 2012