James H. Carrington
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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.


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Published in New York Times on Jun. 7, 2009.
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June 17, 2009
Kathleen (Meenie)& Carrington family,
Please accept our sincere condolences. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.

Joe& Ann
Joseph Yohe
June 9, 2009
Kay you are in our hearts and prayers. We all loved Jim and will miss him very much. Our best to you and all the family. Love Ted and Erline Holt
Ted and Erline Holt
June 7, 2009
Dear Carrington Family
I saw the beautiful obituary in the N.Y.Times today and I was struck by it.
If Cdr. Carrington is the son of Alice
McMeel, he is my first cousin, once removed. My father, John Kearney, was the brother of Elizabeth Kearney who married James McMeel.
How proud you must be of this wonderful man. Alice Kearney
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June 3, 2009
Dear Nancy and family, I would like to send my sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. After reading his inspirational and touching obituary I immediately thought of you and what an impact he has on you and your family. The apple does not fall far from the tree. You and your family are in my prayers. Love, Kathy
Kathy Connor
June 3, 2009
To Nancy, Steve and children,

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I feel privileged to have met your father. What a great man and mentor to your boys.
love,
Beth
Beth O'Donnell
June 3, 2009
Dear Mrs. Carrington, Nancy, Jim, Tim and Wendy, We would like to send our condolences to each of you and your family at the loss of such a great man. What a devoted husband, father and grandfather he was. May you find strength in the memories you all have together. Wishing you courage and peace during this difficult time. Love, Michelle, Duayne, Sydney, Zach and Remy
Michelle and Duayne Weinger and family
June 3, 2009
Kathleen,
Please accept the sincerest condolences of my wife and I, we know it is never easy to lose someone to death. Humans were not designed to die, please be comforted that death will soon be done away with in the near future. (Isaiah 25:8) Keep the hope alive that your dear beloved Jim is in the memory of Almighty God, and you will be able to see soon and welcome him back from the dead, and be able to enjoy life on earth forever.
Warm Christian Love,
Eric & Michelle Strange
Eric Strange
June 2, 2009
Mrs. Carrington, Please except my deepest condolences and known that you are in my prayers at this time.
Timmie Byrd @Bank of America, Fleet Landing
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