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Marion Harvey
Jordan MD

July 19, 1944 – September 28, 2018

Marion Jordan
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"We are honored to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
— Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory
"Holly - May the wonderful memories that you have made with your father sustain you during this difficult time. No doubt he is very proud..."
— Trey, Cathy, Jordan and Drew Jones
"Marion was a gentleman and gifted physician. It was an honor to learn from him and work by his side in MedSTAR and in the the burn unit...."
— Jackie Sumanis
"I am so sorry for the Jordan family, as well as the burn and trauma communities, as well as my MedSTAR family. Dr. Jordan was a kind, caring..."
— Mary Ann Melville, MedSTAR Flight Paramedic, 1988-1997

Obituary for Marion Harvey Jordan MD

Marion Harvey Jordan, M.D., FACS of Edgewater, MD, died unexpectedly on the morning of Friday, September 28, causing a ripple of sadness far and wide throughout the burn care community and beyond. Born on July 19, 1944, in Carrollton, GA to the late Harvey and Ila Jordan, Marion received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from West Georgia College in Carrollton in 1965 and earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1969. He began his career in burn care in 1978 as Medical Director of The Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, where he worked for many years. In the days following 9/11, Dr. Jordan’s burn and trauma teams received worldwide recognition for providing care to the patients from the attack on the Pentagon. In 2013, Dr. Jordan retired as the Medical Director of the Burns/Trauma section of Surgery and as the Medical Director of The Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. While most of his time was spent caring for burn patients and training residents, Dr. Jordan was actively involved in the American Burn Association, the International Association of Firefighters and the D.C. Firefighters Burn Foundation. He also managed to find time for his passion for collecting and restoring antique American motorcycles and fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. Dr. Jordan was preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl Jordan. He is survived by his son, Marion “Harvey” Jordan, Jr. and his wife, Kelly of Georgia; his daughter, Abigail “Holly” Battle and her husband, Brian of Florida and four grandchildren, Harrison and Kate Jordan and David James “DJ” and Abigail Battle. He is also survived by countless close friends, firefighters and his Burn Team at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The family will receive loved ones and friends at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium N* Room, 511 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, MD on Monday, October 15 from 4 to 7 PM where his Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, October 16 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made, in Dr. Jordan’s honor, to the American Burn Association (http://ameriburn.org/who-we-are/donations/) or the D.C. Firefighters Burn Foundation, 3002 12th St. NE, Washington, DC 20017 (https://www.dcffburnfoundation.org/make-a-donation). Condolences may be made online by visiting the link on this page.


When Monday, October 15th, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium N* Room
511 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 11:00am
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium N* Room
511 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401