Harold  Aisley
Harold Aisley

February 22, 1916 - July 26, 2006
Born in Massachusetts
Resided in Annapolis, MD


Harold Aisley, 90, a 30-year resident of Annapolis and an educator and foreign service officer, died July 26 of coronary disease at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Born Feb. 22, 1916 in Brockton, Mass., Mr. Aisley grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. He attended City College of New York and transferred to University of California at Los Angeles, where he completed a master’s degree in history.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served five years in the China, India, Burma and European theaters of operations. After the war, he returned to UCLA to complete his doctorate degree. He then went to work for the State Department. While stationed in Denmark, he was a Danish interpreter for Vice President Lyndon Johnson during a visit in 1963.

After his Danish tour, he went to work for the Department of Labor in the field of International Labor Affairs. He received the meritorious service award for his work at a meeting in Geneva.

His last foreign service assignment was in Ankara, Turkey, with regional responsibilities in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. He retired in 1976 and moved to Annapolis. After retirement he worked for the Carvel Hall Travel
Agency and also did income tax work.

His first wife, Faye Johnston Aisley died in 1986. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ellen Aisley, whom he married in 1987; two daughters, Merle Myers of Ellicott City and Alice Geankoplis of Medford, Ore.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial gathering will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Hardesty Funeral Home, 12 Ridgely Ave., Annapolis.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401 or to the Annapolis Opera or the Annapolis Ballet, c/o Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis, MD 21401.



Hardesty Funeral Home-Annapolis
12 Ridgely Avenue
Annapolis, MD US 21401
Sunday, July 30, 2006
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM