Dave was born June 2, 1929, in Detroit to C.T. and Helen Campbell Van Dusen.
He came to us from Deerfield. At Princeton he majored in philosophy and belonged to Cap and Gown. He roomed with Hayward Chappell, Ray Close, Lenny Drorbaugh, and John Schoeffler.
After graduation he served for 20 months on the front lines as a Marine captain in the Korean War. A graduate of the Virginia Theological Seminary and the Boston School of Theology, he served for 40 years as an Episcopal priest.
In 1991 he moved to South Brooksville, Maine, where he died Oct. 16, 2018. He is survived by his children, Annie Wohlgenant, Lynne Lawhead, Charles Van Dusen, and Catherine Godschalk; and by his former wife, Margaret Matter. Dave was predeceased by his first wife, Isabel Baxter Van Dusen; his wife of 35 years, Althea Wilbur Van Dusen; and children Reed Wilbur ’81 and Anne Wilbur Van Dusen.
Services were held at St. Peter’s Church in Weston, Mass., where Dave had served as rector. Donations in his memory may be made to the Blue Hill Heritage Trust or to St. Francis by the Sea Church, both in Blue Hill, Maine.