On March 20, 2009, Thomas Hampton Jaudon Jr. died a few days after suffering a heart attack while on a golfing vacation in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
He was 65 and a longtime Ten Hills resident.
Originally from Charleston, S.C., Mr. Jaudon earned a degree from Carson-Newman College in Tennessee before commencing graduate studies at the University of Maryland.
He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in India from 1966-68. Mr. Jaudon lived in Aurangabad, working in the fields of family planning education and community development. Those experiences equipped him with a broadened view of world cultures and humanitarian efforts.
In 1974, he began his career with Baltimore City government with the Urban Homestead program. He held the positions of chief of the Home Ownership Institute and director of the Office of Rehabilitation for the Department of Housing and Community Development.
Mr. Jaudon served as chairman for the Greater Baltimore Community Housing Resource Board, a fair housing advisory group.
The Real Estate Brokers of Baltimore presented him with the "Democracy in Housing" award for his efforts in promoting equal housing opportunities for home buyers.
Mr. Jaudon was a founding board member and past president of Christmas-in-April-Baltimore, later renamed Rebuilding Together-Baltimore, which extends volunteer repairs to elderly, low-income homeowners.
He recently retired after four decades of public service.
He and first wife Brenda settled in Hunting Ridge in 1971 while raising their son.
In 1990, Mr. Jaudon moved back to the neighborhood with his spouse Judy and her two daughters.
He frequently traveled to Charleston to visit his mother, who recently celebrated her 94th birthday.
The Jaudons belonged to the Baltimore Bicycle Club. Biking expeditions took them as far as Tuscany and California.
An avid golfer, Mr. Jaudon played local and out-of-state courses. A favorite was Bandon Dunes on the Oregon coast.
On the trip that ended with his death, he also visited the Baltimore Orioles spring training camp. Over the years, Mr. Jaudon and his son toured major and minor league stadiums throughout the country.
During the past 15 years, the Jaudon family explored Colorado by snowshoeing, cross country skiing, hiking and cycling.
He utilized his own athletic skills to teach his older grandsons baseball, soccer, lacrosse and flag football. He also assisted in coaching their teams and with Scouting activities.
Besides Judy Jaudon, his wife of 19 years, he is survived by children Scott Jaudon, with Katherine, of Catonsville; Kimberly McNaughton, of Erie, Colo., and Jessica Cass, with Steven, of Longmont, Colo., and Sara Jaudon, his mother.
Also, four grandsons, Adam and Sam Jaudon, Grayden McNaughton and Justin Cass; his brother, Archie Jaudon, with Carol, of Charleston and niece Sara Jaudon.
Mr. Jaudon's life was celebrated at Christian Temple on March 28.
His family suggests that memorial donations in his name be directed to Friends of Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park, 1920 Eagle Drive, Baltimore, MD 21207.