Laurence D. Bory, a retired lobbyist and 1960 graduate of Division Avenue High School, died unexpectedly from complications from an allergic reaction to a wasp sting on August 15, 2013 at Winchester Medical Center in Virginia. He was 70.
Bory traveled to Washington in 1965 to attend Georgetown Law School. After graduation, he held public sector positions with the Northern Virginia Planning District Commission and the US Department of Commerce.
As a registered lobbyist, Bory held executive positions with engineering associations and firms, including Design Professionals Coalition, National Society of Professional Engineers, American Council of Engineering Companies, HDR, Greenhorne & OMara, and Metcalf & Eddy Engineers, Inc.
Bory was actively involved in The Ripon Society, National Waterways Conference, American League of Lobbyists, and No Labels.
Bory graduated in the first senior class at Levittown Division Avenue High School in 1960, received his BA in Political Science from Trinity College (CT) in 1965, and his JD in 1968.
Bory lived for many years in Arlington, VA, where he attended the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington. There he was active in Chalice Theatre, Clerestory Choir, Second Street Singers, and served as a member of the Board of Trustees and Building Planning Committee. His involvement in the Mankind Project was important in his life.
His marriage to Lee Walkley Bory ended in divorce. Survivors include his wife, Marellen Johnson Aherne of Shepherdstown, WV, his two daughters, Martha Bory Culver of Westford, MA and Alison Lee Bory of Davidson, NC, granddaughter, Nora Culver, and sister, Lynn Egan, of Ellicott City, MD.
A celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, September 21 at 11 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington. Gifts in memory of Laurence David Bory can be made to: Class of 1965 Scholarship Fund, Trinity College, c/o Eve Forbes, Development Director, 300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT 06106.
Gifts in memory of Laurence David Bory can be made to: Class of 1965 Scholarship Fund, Trinity College, c/o Eve Forbes, Development Director, 300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT 06106.