Obituary of Thomas Dulany
T. Patrick Dulany, 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 4 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), granddaughter (February 2019) 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.
Services will be held Monday, January 28 at 11:30 AM 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.