Harold C. (Hal) Jones

Born on February 19, 1924 in El Paso, Texas
Departed on September 18, 2021 in Melbourne Beach, Florida

Harold C. (Hal) Jones died September 18, 2021. He was 97.

Hal taught Electrical Engineering full time for seven years at the University of Maryland and then was employed by Westinghouse for over 35 years as a Senior Advisory Engineer. After retirement in 1986, he consulted for many years in the field of Reliability and Quality Control while teaching Reliability Engineering part time in the University of Maryland Nuclear Engineering Graduate Reliability program.

Hal was a Fellow and the first president of the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology. He also served as a general Chairman for the Reliability and Maintainability Symposium, as a member of the Board of Directors, and as Historian for the International Reliability Physics Symposium. Hal presented many papers on the subject of Reliability both in the US and abroad.

Mr. Jones earned a BSEE from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1949 and a MS from the University of Maryland in 1961.

An accomplished musician, Hal enjoyed playing double base in many regional and local symphonic orchestras throughout his adult life.

He was predeceased by Lois, his wife of 65 years, and his daughter Deborah. He is survived by three children: Scott, Donald, and Catherine Eichel, 5 grandchildren, and 2 great granddaughters.

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