Silver Spring, MD. June 13, 2013 – Harry R. House, Jr., longtime Adventist Risk Management (ARM) Board member (retired) and former employee passed away June 1, 2013, in Clemson, SC. Harry began his tenure at ARM, known then as the General Conference Insurance Services, in 1957, and over the next thirteen years lent his expertise to executive management of the church’s insurance operations. Even after leaving ARM for opportunities outside of denominational employment, Harry maintained his ARM connection by serving on the Board of Directors until the mid-1990’s.
During his career, Harry was a recognized leader in the development of the captive insurance industry, and numerous captive insurance companies for the Adventist church and secular interests. The Captive Insurance Company Reports acknowledged Harry as a “pioneer in the industry, who blazed the trail of specialized engineering and loss prevention services for captive insurance companies.”
A graduate of Takoma Academy and Washington Missionary College, now Washington Adventist University, both in Takoma Park, MD, Harry well understood the priorities of giving back to the church and institutions that were formative in his life. He held many volunteer positions in church administration over the years, from church school chairman to local church elder, and member of numerous executive committees.
Harry was an active member of the Westminster Seventh-day Adventist church in Westminster, SC until the time of his death. A memorial service at the church will be held on August 31 at 2 p.m.