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Diana Joan Harrison of Fairfax, VA and Naples, FL, died on October 10, 2017, at the age of 84, at her home in Fairfax. Born on July 2, 1933 in Lockport, NY, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Aylett Harrison; and a granddaughter of Herbert Champion Harrison, inventor of the honeycomb automobile radiator and founder of Harrison Radiator Corp. of Lockport NY. She is survived by her children, from her marriage, to the late Frederick Woodward Pfeiffer of Peoria IL; Suzanne (Ying) Wu of Bellingham, WA, David (Sandra) Pfeiffer of London England, Letitia (Jeffrey) Mann of Evanston, IL, Cynthia (Doug) Horner of Reston, VA; as well as nine grandchildren; and her sister, Daphne Harrison Pfaff of Naples, FL.
Ms. Harrison attended the Ogontz School for Girls in Jenkintown, PA, Emma Willard School in Troy, NY and Northwestern University, Evanston IL. She was an active volunteer in many community organizations throughout her life, including the Red Cross, and the United Way. She served as a President of Junior League of Peoria, IL, Vice President of Junior League of Boston, and President of the Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association, Newburyport MA. As a member of Trinity by the Cove Episcopal Church in Naples, FL, she served on the vestry, was Program Director - Community Grants Commission and active in the Cove Antique Show fundraiser. She was also a member of Grey Oaks Country Club of Naples, FL and former member of the Country Club of Peoria.
During her professional career she was Manager of Employment and Training at Itek Optical Systems, (division of Litton) in Lexington MA, Director of Human Resources at Materials Systems, Inc., Littleton MA and finally as a private human resources consultant until retirement.
A memorial service was held at Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, VA, with internment at Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Herndon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity by the Cove, Episcopal Church, 553 Galleon Drive, Naples, FL 34102 or to Helping Children Worldwide/to benefit Mercy Hospital, 14101 Parke Long Ct., Chantilly, VA 20151.
Published on October 14, 2017
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