James J. Dunleavy

May 03, 1991

James J. Dunleavy, a retired clerk at the Naval Academy post office who officiated at track and swimming meets for many years, died April 18 at the Anne Arundel Medical Center after a long illness.

A mass of Christian burial for Mr. Dunleavy was offered April 20 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Annapolis.

Mr. Dunleavy, who was 79 and lived in Annapolis, retired in 1979 from the post office. He also once worked for the Annapolis Dairy.

However, until a year ago, he continued to serve as commissioner of the Maryland Officials Club, scheduling officials for Maryland Scholastic Association and collegiate competitions in the two sports.

He also served summers as commissioner of the Central Maryland Swimming League and the Freestate Swimming League.

In 1988, he was inducted as an official into the Maryland Swimming Hall of Fame.

Born in Philadelphia, he was educated in Annapolis at St. Mary's Elementary School, Annapolis High School and St. John's College. He served in the Army during World War II.

His first wife, the former Bernice Higgs, died in 1971.

He is survived by his wife, the former Janice Thomas; four stepsons, Ronald J. Jensen 2nd of Leonardtown, Shannon B. Jensen of Pinellas Park, Fla., Thomas H. Jensen of Largo, Fla., and John C. Jensen of Annapolis; and two step-granddaughters.

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