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James Cheston Constable, 96, Of Greenwich, Trained Paratroopers In WWII

James Cheston Constable
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ESSEX, Conn. - James Cheston Constable, Baltimore native and longtime resident of Greenwich, died March 7. He was 96.

Constable was the son of attorney William Pepper Constable and the former Hyla Amanda Webb. He was the last surviving member of his generation in a prominent Baltimore family. He attended the Calvert School and Gilman Country School; he graduated from The Tome School in 1935, and received a B.A. from Brown in 1939.

From 1942 to 1945, Constable served as a captain in the U.S. Army, commanding a paratrooper training unit in the U.S. and Central Europe, and he later served as an officer in the U.S. army reserve. Constable was a native of Baltimore who lived for many years in Greenwich. After the war's end he moved to Manhattan, working as an advertising and communications executive with the IBM Corp. in Manhattan and Armonk, N.Y.

Constable is survived by his wife, Priscilla; son, Timothy C. Constable, of Watertown, Mass.; daughter, Pamela G. Constable, of Arlington, Va. and two granddaughters.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Old Lyme, Conn. Arrangements by Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Constable's name to the Humane Society of the United States.

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