Joseph H. Nevins Jr.

December 27, 1991

Retired Rear Adm. Joseph H. Nevins Jr., who served in the Pacific theater during World War II, had a heart attack and died Tuesday at the Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 87 and had lived in Annapolis for the past 25 years.

A mass of Christian burial for Admiral Nevins will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Annapolis.

As a youth, he received an appointment from his native New York to the Naval Academy and graduated in 1925.

He retired in 1955. He taught political science at Villanova (Pa.) University from 1958 to 1966.

Then he moved to Annapolis and later settled in Ginger's Cove.

Admiral Nevins' first wife, the former Maude Merriman, died in 1939, and his second wife, the former Ruth Clevenger, died in 1989.

His survivors include a son, Joseph H. Nevins III of Winter Park, Fla.; two daughters, Maude DeFrance of Carlisle, Pa., and Judy LeHardy of Fredericksburg, Va.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association.

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