James Harvey was born in Ithaca, N.Y., and served in the US Navy on the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga CVA 14 during the Vietnam era after graduation from Union-Endicott High School in Endicott, N.Y., and attendance at Union College in Kentucky.
In civilian life, he was an insurance agent, a media sales associate for radio and print, and a school bus driving safety instructor for 20 years. In New York, he sang with fellow barbershoppers and was a past Commodore of the Whitney Point Sailing Club.
Retiring to Cambridge, Md., he enjoyed sailing, singing, camping and tennis. He played French Horn in the Mid-Shore Community Band, belonged to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church choir and played bridge. Every year, Jim and Nancy created a boating safety display for the local library.
Jim loved to tell stories, make people laugh, and make his community a better place. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.
He leaves behind his devoted wife of 52 years, P/C Nancy Lee Harvey, twin daughters, and 2 grandchildren.