Capt. Fitzhugh D. Staples, Jr., SC, USN (Ret), 66, formerly of Richmond, Virginia, Baltimore, Maryland and Ijamsville, Maryland, died in July.
Capt. Staples graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Richmond, Virginia, and Williams College, and received a J. D. Degree from the University of Virginia Law School. Mr. Staples was honored to serve in the U.S. Navy for almost 30 years, including tours as Supply Officer, USS Wood County and as commanding officer of four Naval Reserve units. He retired from the Navy with the rank of Captain and acknowledged that he could not have had the success he did in the Navy without the help and cooperation of the many people with whom he was fortunate to serve. Capt. Staples was employed by and became a partner in the law firm of Venable, Baetjer & Howard (now named Venable LLP). Later, he was employed as general counsel of three different companies, two of which were public companies. Capt. Staples was one of the original founders of Health Care for the Homeless, Inc., a Maryland-based non-profit organization headquartered in Baltimore, and served as its second president for over two years, during which time the organization strengthened its community and government support.
Capt. Staples was active in the alumni activities of Williams College and served for several years as head of the Maryland chapter of the alumni association.
He is survived by a sister, a son, and grand-children.
(Obituary published in the Baltimore Sun)