Coach Jameson Obituary




JAMESON, Harris P. Of Jamaica Plain, formerly of Wakefield, age 81, October 19, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Vasiliky (Bess Kladitis) Jameson. "Fun" Uncle of George Jameson and his wife Alice of McLean, VA, and Philip Jameson and his wife Ann of Wellesley. Also survived by his sister-in-law Chris Kladitis of Quincy; her siblings in Pennsylvania and Ohio and their families; his grandniece Katherine, her husband Alexis and daughter Olivia von der Weid, grandnephew Nicholas Jameson, and grandnieces Alexandra and Elizabeth Jameson. Harris was a caring man who loved people and was extremely generous with his time as an active member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England. Born in Boston, son of immigrant parents George and Vasiliky Papademetropoulos, youngest brother of his deceased siblings Perry, Constantine and Anne, Harris graduated from Boston Latin School, Boston University, received his Masters in Education from Boston State College, then served as a Military Instructor for the US Army at Fort Dix, NJ. He then began teaching College Preparatory Mathematics at Lynnfield High School, in a career lasting for 40 years. Harris was a standout athlete, playing football and baseball at Boston Latin, baseball at BU and in the Boston Park League, which inducted him into its Hall of Fame. He influenced the lives of so many student athletes at Lynnfield as assistant football coach and head baseball coach for 30 years, and was awarded Boston Globe 1989 Division III Coach of the Year. Harris also published his novel "For Sully's Sake" in 1970 and wrote for many years for the Hellenic Chronicle. Funeral from the Mann & Rodgers Funeral Home, 44 Perkins St (corner of So. Huntington Ave), JAMAICA PLAIN, Wednesday at 10 AM followed by a funeral service at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral 514 Parker St Boston at 11 AM. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8 PM. Donations in Harris' memory may be made to: Boston Latin School Association (BLSA) 27 School St., Boston, MA 02108 or Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England, 162 Goddard Ave., Brookline, MA 02445.

Published in The Boston Globe from Oct. 21 to Oct. 23, 2013