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In Memoriam

We are saddened to hear of the sad news of a passing. Our thoughts go out to the family, friends and classmates of our friend and early supporter.  While we are always sad to hear the news, if you would like to share a passing, please contact us via alumni@hkis.edu.hk


David William Pearsall, Ph.D., Educator
October 15, 1943 - October 12, 2007

David Wiliam Pearsall, 63, formerly of Manasquan, New Jersey, passed away October 12, 2007, after a short illness. David was born October 15, 1943, in East Orange, New Jersey and was the son of Raymond and Anne Pearsall. David was a teacher in elementary, and middle schools in East Orange, NJ. He was a Department Head and teacher at Hong Kong International School.

David was a member of Christ Episcopal Church at Serenata Beach in Florida. He graduated from St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, NJ, and received his undergraduate and masters degrees from Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, in education and psychology. David received his doctorate from Fordham University, New York, in educational psychology. While living in Hong Kong during the 1980’s, he studied at the University of East Asia, Macau, China focusing on Human Resources Management.

David is survived by his wife, Deborah, St. Augustine Beach, Florida; his daughter, Pamela Schwarz and her husband Andrew, Orange Park, Florida; his brothers: Gregory, Dennis, Timothy and Raymond Pearsall, NJ; his sisters: Bernadette Fauth, and Claire DiCocco, NJ; Christine Villano, Fairbanks, Alaska; grandsons: Benjamin, Gunnar, and Gavin, Orange Park, Florida, and Andrew Schwarz, Forked River, NJ; and 17 nieces and nephews.

Source:  DragonTales Winter Edition 2008