Patricia Ann Morris Harris ’77

Patricia Ann Morris Harris, 64, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 17, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA, surrounded by her family.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband Edward M. Harris of Perkasie, PA, her daughter Patty Harris Dawson and son-in-law David Dawson of Quakertown, PA, and her son Mac William Harris of New York City, NY.

She is also survived by her parents Mac Glenn and Janelle Connevey Morris of Princeton, NJ, her brother Robert Steven Morris of Cleveland, OH, her sister Janelle Morris Thibau and brotherin-law Eric Thibau of Potomac, MD, and her brother John Logan Morris and sister-in-law Susan Teare Morris of Princeton, NJ, along with many loving nieces and nephews. 

Patricia, known to her family and friends as Pat, grew up on Clearbrook Farm in Princeton, NJ and attended the Princeton public schools. She graduated in 1973 from Princeton High School and attended Davidson College in Davidson, NC, matriculating in the first co-ed class. She founded the Davidson Women’s Chorale Group and was lead singer in several campus musicals. She graduated in 1977 with a B.A. in Music. 

Patricia was an advertising sales associate at the Norfolk Ledger Star newspaper and worked in a nursing home in Norfolk, VA, before joining the team responsible for the opening of the Princeton Campus of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, and Smith, Inc. on Scudders Mill Road. She enjoyed a long career at Merrill Lynch, and later Bank of America, in Human Resources where she focused on Manager Training. She later joined the staff of Thompson Toyota in Doylestown, PA where she made many wonderful friends and colleagues on that exceptional team. 

Countless family members, friends, and the community have heard Pat playing piano and guitar and singing over the years with her family. Aside from her career, she was a dedicated wife to Ed and a wonderful mother to Patty and Mackey. A highlight of her life was the recent wedding of her daughter Patty to David Dawson outdoors at a beautiful farm. At that wedding, her son Mackey, a songwriter in his spare time, assembled his friends and launched the “Silo Boys” as a band unmatched in its talent. Pat was proud to be anointed their Number One fan.

In addition to her love of family and music, Pat was famous for her baking and canning, and her homemade chocolate chip cookies and coffee cake were relished by all. She loved her collies, musicals, horseback rides, and singing duets with her sister Janie. She loved to drive out West with a car full of cousins on annual family trips. Pat is known to be the fountain of kindness that has fed a very large extended family and will continue to serve as an inspiration of giving to family, her church, and the community at large. Pat will always be remembered for the music that brought joy to everyone around her, and which will forever be celebrated by those who knew and loved her. 

Pat grew up in the Nassau Presbyterian Church of Princeton, NJ and was a member of the congregation of Deep Run Presbyterian Church of Perkasie, PA.

Services will be held Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at twelve o’clock noon at Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton, NJ. 

The family wishes to thank the kind and loving staff at The Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia and her doctors and nurses who cared for Pat as if she was one of their own. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in her name to Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina.

John Reid Moore ’75

John Reid Moore '75

John Reid Moore, 65, of Roswell, Ga, passed away at his home on Thursday, April 18, 2019.

He leaves his beloved wife of 39 years, Beth Shoulders Moore; and three daughters Jennifer (Chris) Miller of Augusta, Ga, Kimberly (Scott) Haynes of Roswell, Ga, and Elizabeth Moore of Atlanta, Ga. He also leaves two beautiful granddaughters Henley (age 2) and Emily (2 weeks) Haynes.

Reid was born May 1, 1953, in Washington, D.C. but spent his childhood in Chapel Hill, N.C., and summers in Woods Hole on Cape Cod. He is preceded in death by both parents John Wilson Moore and Natalie (Lee) Bayless Moore of Chapel Hill, N.C.

Reid is survived by his sister Marjorie (Howard) Kastrinsky of Nashville, Tenn., brother Steve (Kathy) Moore of Raleigh, N.C., brother Jonathan (Megan) Stuart-Moore of Chapel Hill, N.C., stepmother Ann Stuart of Chapel Hill, N.C., and many nieces and nephews.

Reid attended Davidson College where he met Beth their freshman year. He was an active member of Kappa Alpha fraternity and known for his pranks. Reid graduated from Guilford College and worked in financial management as a CPA throughout his career.

Reid loved raising his girls on the lake in Gainesville, Ga, boating and, most of all, spending time with his family. He also cherished the bi-annual golfing trips with his buddies known as “the Divots.”

The Moores will receive family and friends at a visitation on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Poole Funeral Home, 1970 Eagle Drive, Woodstock, Ga, 30189, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. The family will have a private lake burial the next day.

Memorial gifts can be made in honor of John Reid Moore to the Northside Hospital Cancer Foundation ( to provide financial assistance to cancer patients in need.

Published in on Apr. 20, 2019

Patrick Dulany ’79

Patrick Dulany (Age 61) Of Great Falls, VA, died suddenly on January 20, 2019 at Georgetown University Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Pat was born in Baltimore, MD on October 16, 1957. He graduated from McDonogh School in 1975, Davidson College in 1979, and earned his JD from University of Maryland in 1982. He was an attorney at Miles & Stockbridge in Tysons Corner, VA.

A successful lawyer in adulthood, and accomplished scholar/athlete in his youth, Pat’s booming laughter would fill a room, and he could often be found with a mischievous twinkle in his eye, thinking of his next prank or joke. Ever a gentleman, Pat made sure all around him never went hungry, lonely, or without enough beer to fill their glass.

Pat married Heidi Dexheimer in 1985. They raised four sons in their Northern Virginia home. He loved nothing more than spending time with Heidi and “the boys,” on the trails along the Potomac River, his parents’ farm in Westminster, MD, the beaches of Spring Lake, NJ, or various Civil War battlefields.

He led by example, teaching his sons the value of hard work, loyalty, and of being a gentleman. His pride in his family inspired those who knew him, as did the affection he had for his wife and best friend, Heidi. Pat’s last selfless act was to be an organ donor.

He is preceded in death by his father, William, and is survived by his beloved mother, Winifred, of Sykesville, MD; wife, Heidi of Great Falls, VA; sons, Scott (Rebecca) of San Francisco, CA, Peter (Faith) of Encinitas, CA, Griffin of Encinitas, CA, and Tate of Colorado Springs, CO; brother, Bryant (Karen) of Mt. Airy, MD; sister, Anne Eliason (Dean) of Crozet, VA; as well as in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was expecting the birth of Scott and Rebecca’s daughter in February 2019.

ervices will be held Monday, January 28 at 11:30 a.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Great Falls. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Pat’s honor to Donate Life, the Battlefield Trust, and the American Heart Association

Services will be held Monday, January 28 at 11:30 a.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Great Falls.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Pat’s honor to Donate Life, the Battlefield Trust, and the American Heart Association

Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 26, 2019

L. Carrington Thompson ’79

Landon Carrington Thompson, 61, of Suffolk, VA, passed away on January 16, 2019.  A committed member of his community as well as a devoted husband and father and true Southern gentleman, Carrington will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Carrington was born on September 3, 1957 in Gastonia, NC, son of James Landon Thompson and Hazel Eleanor Amick Thompson.

He is survived by his wife of over 20 years, Suzanne E. Gillespie-Thompson; daughter, Hayden Elizabeth Thompson; in-laws Ernest Gillespie of Carrollton; Catherine Gillespie and Andre Hakes of Charlottesville and Cara and Craig Bennett of Charleston, SC; two nephews, Mason Hakes and Emerson Bennett and many more family and friends.

As evidenced by his tremendous record, CD and book collections, Carrington’s greatest loves, outside of his family, were music and reading.  Should a question about music arise in conversation, his encyclopedic knowledge was faster and more entertaining than any Google search.  Hard working, good hearted, with a touch of mischievousness and humor for good measure, Carrington was an integral member of every community of which he chose to be a part.

Trained and certified as a lay speaker at Benn’s United Methodist Church in Smithfield, VA, Carrington most recently served as treasurer for their United Methodist Men and adult Sunday school class teacher.

It was at his own graduation party from William and Mary’s MBA program that Carrington met Suzanne for the first time.  There, they began their long journey towards courtship, marriage, parenthood and partnership in life.  He would want it officially recorded that he was, “blessed to be alive and married to Suzanne for eight thousand-three-hundred and seven days!”  They married on April 20, 1996 by the water of Jones Creek on Suzanne’s family farm in Carrollton, VA. 

After a short time in Richmond, VA, they lived briefly in Greenville, SC, then moved on to Charlotte, NC where they lived and worked for many years before returning to Virginia to raise their daughter and be closer to family.

A graduate of Oak Ridge Military Academy in NC, Carrington went on to earn his BA from Davidson College as a student in their ROTC program before completing masters-level coursework in communications at the University of Tennessee.  After faithfully serving our country for four years in the US Army, he pursued a career in radio where he held several director positions at radio stations from North Carolina to West Virginia.   

With a gift for analyzing data and noting trends, Carrington eventually found himself in the world of market research.  While working full time for a market research firm in Williamsburg, VA, he earned an MBA in Strategic Market Analysis and Planning at William and Mary’s Mason School Business. 

After conducting strategic planning for several national homebuilders, Carrington built his own firm, Pinpoint Market Research in NC before returning to Virginia and applying that experience towards a dream of owning his own radio station held since his experience as a DJ in both high school and college. 

President of Hayden Hamilton Media Strategies, Carrington personally managed Bright Radio 105-7 WMXH-FM/1330 WRAA-AM in Luray, VA, which required him to commute during the week several hours away from home and family.  Building connections and community away from home, Carrington joined Luray’s Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club, and quickly joined a small cadre of friends with whom he would walk every morning, getting exercise and exchanging news from around town.  It didn’t take long for Carrington to be known in Luray for his great wit, intelligence and genuine kindness.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2019 2 p.m. in Benn’s United Methodist Church, Smithfield, VA   The family will receive friends on Saturday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Little’s Funeral Home, Smithfield, VA.  Memorial donations can be made to Habitat for Humanity. Online condolences may be registered at