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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Julia H. Morgan Teacher, Tennis Player

Julia H. Morgan, 75, a special education teacher who spent 15 years at what is now the Ivymount School in Rockville, died April 19 of cancer at her daughter's home in Washington.

Until she retired in 1995, Mrs. Morgan specialized in teaching children with autism. In the 1970s, she co-founded the House of Mercy's Rosemount Center day-care facility in Mount Pleasant. She also started the after-school program at the District's Horace Mann Elementary School.

Julia Harmon was born in New York City and grew up in Scarborough, N.Y. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in English from Radcliffe College in 1956 and the following year received a master's degree in education at Columbia University Teachers College in New York.

She enjoyed tennis and, in retirement, was ranked No. 1 by the U.S. Tennis Association among amateur women in her age bracket in New England. In the Washington area, she played at Kenwood Golf and Country Club in Bethesda and the St. Albans tennis club in the District.

A former Bethesda resident, she had homes in Naples, Fla., and Bristol, N.H.

Her marriage to Donald Lee Morgan ended in divorce.

Since 2009, she had been the companion of Stan Harman, to whom she had been engaged in college. He survives, along with four children from her marriage, Catherine Morgan of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Tim Morgan of San Francisco and Leslie Morgan Steiner and Perri Morgan, both of the District; a brother; and four grandchildren.

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Perry J. Adams, 48, a security specialist with the Department of Energy, died April 14 at George Washington University Hospital after a heart attack. He lived in Alexandria.

Mr. Adams spent 11 years at the National Nuclear Security Administration, where he helped protect classified documents.

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