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April 1, 1936 — Oct. 1, 2022
James B. Chism of Laurel, Maryland, passed away on Oct. 1 at the age of 86. Jim was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but grew up in southern Indiana. He served in the US Army and became a paratrooper. Upon honorable discharge, he began work at the Atomic Energy Commission, followed by employment at the Applied Physics Lab in Laurel. Later, Jim was employed at the National Security Agency, working in research and development before joining Ford Aerospace (later becoming Loral, then Lockheed Martin). He later used his work experience to do consulting in the Washington, DC area.Jim received his Master's Degree from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and also taught engineering management classes in their Evening College Master's program. Jim was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Laurel and more recently a member of Resurrection Catholic Church in Burtonsville, Maryland. He was involved in his church and many professional organizations. Jim always found time for his family along with his various interests.
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