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Diana Joan Harrison of Fairfax, Va., and Naples, Fla., died October 10, 2017, at the age of 84 at her home in Fairfax.
Born July 2, 1933, in Lockport, N.Y., 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, N.Y.
She is survived by her children from her marriage to the late Frederick Woodward Pfeiffer of Peoria, Ill., Suzanne (Ying) Wu of Bellingham, Wash., David (Sandra) Pfeiffer of London, England, Letitia (Jeffrey) Mann of Evanston, Ill., Cynthia (Doug) Horner of Reston, Va.; as well as nine grandchildren; and her sister, Daphne Harrison Pfaff of Naples, Fla.
Ms. Harrison attended the Ogontz School for Girls in Jenkintown, Pa., Emma Willard School, Troy, N.Y., and Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. 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, Ill., Vice President of Junior League of Boston, and President of the Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association, Newburyport, Mass. As a member of Trinity by the Cove Episcopal Church in Naples, Fla., 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, Fla., 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, Mass., Director of Human Resources at Materials Systems Inc., Littleton, Mass., and finally as a private human resources consultant until retirement.
A memorial service was held at Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Va., with interment 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), at 14101 Parke Long Ct., Chantilly VA 20151.
Published on  October 16, 2017
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