Frederick Lawrence Morefield, 80

Frederick Lawrence Morefield, aged 80, died peacefully at home in Sleepy Hollow, New York on May 22nd.

He was born on March 5, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to John Alfred Morefield and Ardella Vogt Morefield. Mr. Morefield graduated from Mercersburg Academy in 1953 and received his B.S. and M.S. in Economics and Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the late 1950s. In  1965 he earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

In 1966, Mr. Morefield married Betty Louise Kramer in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. After living in London, England; Helsinki, Finland; and San Juan, Puerto Rico, the couple spent 21 years living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York and later in Hillsboro, Virginia. All the while they maintained a vacation home in Luttenberg, The Netherlands where they spent many months each year.

Mr. Morefield worked in the international petroleum industry for 18 years before moving to the health care industry, including roles as Chief Financial Officer of the New York City public health system, VP of the International Division of Shared Medical Systems, and CEO of Healthcare Data Exchange (HDX). Mr. Morefield served for many years on the Board of Directors of Morefield Communications of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, a firm founded by his father and now led by his nephew, John David Morefield.

Mr. Morefield was President of the Board of Directors of both the Friends of the Thomas Balch Library and the George C. Marshall International Center in Leesburg, Virginia. In addition, he served for a number of years on the Board of the Loudoun County Small Business Development Center.

Mr. Morefield is survived by his wife Betty; his daughter Julie Morefield Holter, his son Hans Morefield and six grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son Raimo Morefield.

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