CARRINGTON--James H. On June 1, 2009 CDR James H. "Jim" Carrington, 84, passed away peacefully at home in Atlantic Beach, FL surrounded by his beloved family. He was an accomplished athlete, educator and a successful businessman. Commander Carrington, a graduate of Phillips Academy, Andover and the U.S. Naval Academy class of 1948, was a six-time, three-sport All-American in football, swimming, and lacrosse, earning thirteen varsity letters at Fordham, Cornell, and Navy. He was a recipient of the Naval Academy Athletic Association Sword for Athletic Excellence and was inducted into the Naval Academy's Athletic Hall of Fame. During his 19 years of commissioned service, he served on the carrier USS Leyte CV-32, the USS Plymouth Rock LSD-29 and the USS Hanson DDR-832 which saw action in the Korean War. After his Navy career he earned a Ph.D. in Business Administration at The American University and joined its faculty as an Associate Professor. Two years later he became Director of Budget and Management at Georgetown University. His final academic assignment was at George Washington University where he taught small business administration, and wrote the business management text: Command, Control, and Compromise. For fifteen years, CDR Carrington was a nationally-ranked squash player, winning both the national hardball and softball championships and a World Masters doubles title. His passion for sports led him to coach teams from the grammar school to the NCAA level. Jim Carrington was a devoted husband, father and friend, as well as a learned counselor and a tenacious competitor. Above all, he was a good and just man who will remain a source of inspiration to his family and friends. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen Connell Carrington of Sea Girt, NJ, his five children: James H. H. Carrington, Jr. of Rome, Italy, Wendy Carrington of Southbury, CT, Timothy Carrington of Marietta, GA, Nancy Crown of Winnetka, IL, Kathleen Anderson of Greer, SC and ten grandchildren. He will be sorely missed. The Memorial Mass was held at St. John's Catholic Church in Atlantic Beach, FL on Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations to Southbury Training School, c/o Director's Office, P.O. Box 872, Southbury, CT 06488-0901, would be gratefully appreciated. Please visit our online Tribute at www.quinn-shalz.com
. Services under the care and direction of Quinn-Shalz, A Family Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach, FL.