Virgil M. Price III ’07

On Sunday May 12, 2024 Virgil M. Price, III, Age 39, tragically disappeared at sea while free-diving and spearfishing near a World War II shipwreck off of Florida’s Atlantic coast.

He graduated from the Benjamin School in North Palm Beach and attended Davidson College. He was an incredibly skilled freediver and instructed many people on the sport as a part of Florida Freedivers. From an early age he was drawn to music, wildlife and the ocean. He was adept at multiple different instruments including piano, bass guitar, and mandolin to name a few. He shared his gift of music while playing in local bands.

He is survived by his father, Virgil M. Price II, his mother, Kathleen Cerasaro, his sister Brit Drozda, brother in law Zack Drozda, Gail Obenour, his stepfather Adriano Cerasaro, his grandmother Shirley Mulligan and his niece and nephew. He will be reunited in heaven with his previously deceased grandfather Jim Mulligan of whom he was incredibly fond of throughout his life and his previously deceased grandfather Virgil M. Price. Virgil’s fun-loving playful spirit touched the lives of so many throughout his all too brief 39 years. He will be extremely missed.

A memorial service will take place on Monday, May 20, 2024 at 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church (717 Prosperity Farms Rd, North Palm Beach, FL 33408) followed by a celebration of his life immediately following the service at Bradley’s (104 S Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401) All are welcome to celebrate our dear son, brother and friend.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Virgil’s memory to

James R. “Jay” Chitty ’07

James R. “Jay” Chitty ’07, his parents, Jim and Kay Chitty, and brother, Taylor, all of Shelby, N.C., died in an airplane crash in Charlotte, N.C., on December 31, 2006. Jay’s father was a real estate appraiser and owner of J.F. Chitty & Associates in Shelby. His mother taught math at Cleveland County Community College and his brother, Taylor, was an eighth grader at Shelby Middle School. Jay was a senior math major and one of the captains of the men’s tennis team at Davidson. Survivors include his sister, Haley Chitty 303 Tremont Pl., Shelby, N.C. 28150; his grandmother, Mrs. Constance C. Young, 922 West Sumter St., Shelby, N.C. 28105; aunt and uncle, Anne Young Beam and Bill of Wilmington.