In Memory

Jeff Harmon

Jeff Harmon

I received the e-mail below from Ron Zimmerman.



Note from Alexis to Ron:

I don't know if you knew, but Jeff went up to Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Univ a couple of weeks ago to have his 2008 colostomy reversed. It was a tricky procedure and his weight made it more difficult. During or just after the surgery, Jeff suffered a massive stroke and never regained consciousness.

He died at 7:10 eastern time on Wed, Oct 16th. Jill and Alyssa (our daughter) were with him.  Jill had to fly home the next day but Ally was able to stay to attend to the paperwork, including the autopsy and ID of the body at the funeral home today, as required by Maryland law. It was tough for her, but she loved her dad and was determined to get it done.  She and Jill supported each other during the ordeal. I'm so grateful they could be there with him.

I'm sure Alyssa and Jill would appreciate messages from Jeff's friends.  

Tomorrow will be particularly hard for Ally - it's her daughter Abby's 2nd birthday, Jeff's granddaughter, and Jeff was so excited about coming to see her on her birthday. 

Alexis Freeman Mauldin
Sewanee, TN 

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10/21/13 06:30 PM #1    

Doug Axelrod

I was very saddened to hear of Jeff's passing just now. Though I hadn't seen him since the MacArthur days, he has a place in my heart, and I am diminished by this loss. RIP, Jeff.

10/21/13 08:06 PM #2    

Brian Taylor

Jeff was one of our most talented classmates.  His acting was fearless.  His debate skills were outstanding, and his bigger-than-life personality shone in whatever he did.  I will miss his energy, his warmth as a person, and his dedication to live a life worth living.  Blue lights will shine tonight, blue lights will shine.

10/23/13 02:23 PM #3    

Steve Hart

Jeff was personally responsible for me getting through Spanish and Math.  Without him I might have gotten drafted much earlier.

Hadn't seen him much since Mac but kept up through cards.  I last saw him at UTSA in one of his classes and seemed happy that a lot of his health issues were fading behind him.  

Jeff was a good guy and beamed when talking about his Family.

So sorry to hear of his passing.


Steve Hart '70

10/24/13 12:55 PM #4    

Ted Wood

I heartily say ditto to all of the other comments, especially Doug Axelrod's- Jeff was so multi-talented- I saw him in 2000 or 2001 at the courthouse- we had a very cordial talk,and suddenly I was back in Mrs. Speert's sociology class- with Axelrod and Jeff, two of the smartest guys around- just listening, hoping I could be that smart someday-alas, it was never to be!!! I saw that jeff has been disbarred and could not imagine a guy that smart having that experience- he was a good guy with a heart as big as Dallas- RIP, big boy- shine on brightly -   

10/10/18 10:54 AM #5    

James Sweet

Jeff was always a good friend and class act. I just saw this and even years after the fact it brings a tear.

RIP Jeff. You were a fine man and valued friend.

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