Harley Ross Jordan NORTHFIELD — Harley Ross Jordan, who died April 30, 2019, at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, on Nov. 9, 1923. Most of his childhood, he lived in Wichita, Kansas. He joined the U.S. Coast Guard immediately after Pearl Harbor and served for over five years. Three of those years, he spent aboard the USS Joseph T. Dickman where he participated in the amphibious assaults on the shores of Africa, Sicily, Italy, Normandy, southern France and Okinawa. After being honorably discharged from the Coast Guard in 1947, he attended college, graduating in 1951 from the University of Denver with a BS degree in Physics. He was employed by the U.S. Navy for the next 28 years, the last 11 being in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OP96) in the Pentagon. While employed by the Navy, he attended graduate schools part time earning his M.Ph. and Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics from George Washington University. In 1979, Harley retired from his position with the Navy and accepted a position teaching Mathematics at Norwich University in Northfield. He retired from this position in 1988. He was predeceased in 2004 by his beloved wife, Mary Elizabeth Coleman, whom he had married in Stuart, Florida, in 1956. He was also predeceased by both of his brothers and his sister, Roy Elton, Donald Edwin and Betty Emerson, of Ponca City, Oklahoma. He is survived by his many nephews, nieces, grandnephews and -nieces. Harley had been a very active Rotarian having served in various offices and committees of his club, district and zone. At Harley's request, there will be no funeral or memorial service, though there is a celebration, open to all who wish to attend, at the Rustic Restaurant in Northfield Falls at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the Rotary Club of Northfield. Kingston Funeral Home in Northfield assisted with the arrangements.