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Obituary Bory

By Staff | Aug 23, 2013

Laurence David Bory, retired lobbyist, died unexpectedly August 15, 2013 at Winchester Medical Center. He was 70.

He died from complications from an allergic reaction to a wasp sting.

Mr. Bory came 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, Mr. 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. He was actively involved in The Ripon Society, National Waterways Conference, American League of Lobbyists, and No Labels.

He was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. in 1943. He graduated in the first senior class at Levittown Division Avenue High School, New York, in 1960, received his BA in Political Science from Trinity College (CT) in 1965, and his JD in 1968.

Mr. 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, his two daughters, Martha Bory Culver of Westford, Mass. and Alison Lee Bory of Davidson, N.C., 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, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Va.

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.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at his obituary at www.eackles-spencerfuneralhome.com