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The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Volume 14, Issue 05
Paul E. Bombardier, Editor
Condolences to Richard B. Jamison Family.
Richard B. Jamison, of Winchester, Virginia, passed away peacefully April 7, 2021 at the age of 89.
Born March 13, 1932, in Cumberland, Maryland. Mr. Jamison was the son of the late Harry and Eula Snyder Jamison. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Tom Jamison.
A graduate of Allegany High School in Cumberland, Maryland, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Missouri at Columbia. He later received his juris doctor degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law.
Mr. Jamison was a veteran of the United States Army. He pursued a career in radio and television broadcasting before joining American Airlines in their legal department. He quickly was promoted to Vice President of Properties and Facilities. In that role he was instrumental in American Airlines’ headquarters relocation from New York City to Dallas and in developing the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
After leaving American Airlines, Mr. Jamison became the Director of Airports for Wayne County, Michigan, and oversaw the everyday operations of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
After leaving Michigan, Mr. Jamison relocated to Winchester to be near his childhood hometown of Cumberland and became an aviation consultant with Landrum & Brown.
Mr. Jamison maintained a keen interest in broadcasting and after his retirement, he volunteered his time at WMRA in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he broadcasted his own show and developed an enthusiastic audience of classical music lovers.
Mr. Jamison was an avid baseball fan, pipe organ admirer, history buff, and a classical music aficionado. He enjoyed photography, particularly of lighthouses and steam engines. His best friend was his late dog, a boxer named “Lickety Split”.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Elva Jean Taylor Jamison; his daughters Kathy L. and husband Chuck Keller, Judith A. Jamison and Patricia K. Jamison; his grandsons, Matthew B. Keller, Bryan A. Miller and Ethan T. Miller; and his great-grandson, Bryan S. Keller.
Friends were received at Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Avenue, Cumberland, on Thursday, April 15, 2021, from noon to 2 p.m. with funeral services to immediately following.
Interment was at Sunset Memorial Park in Cumberland, Maryland.