John Wesley Jarman, 77, civil engineer, consultant

April 22, 2004

John Wesley Jarman, a retired civil engineer and consultant, died of liver failure Friday at Mercy Medical Center. The Inner Harbor resident was 77.

Born and raised in Baltimore, he was a 1945 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. As a teen, he had jobs in area shipyards and as a lifeguard at local pools and at Ocean City.

After serving in the Army and working as a surveyor for Baltimore Contractors Inc. and in Hawaii, he became a civilian employee of the Army Corps of Engineers.

He worked for the Army in Morocco and Italy and rose to become the supervisory general engineer at Fort Belvoir, Va. In this capacity, he testified before congressional committees on water resources issues.

He later earned a degree in business management at the University of Maryland, College Park, and formed a consultant business, J&J Communications, before retiring a decade ago.

In 1992, he returned to Baltimore and lived in the Harbor Court Condominium, where he was a past president and treasurer of the homeowners association. He helped create the building's high-speed Internet connection.

A memorial gathering will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Harbor Court, 10 E. Lee St.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, the former Jacqueline Andre Rico; a son, Jacques Henri Jarman of Germantown; and a grandson.

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