Ed Ablard and Alix Dorr

Feb 16, 2023 | Members Corner

Ed and Alix moved to Wilmington in 2012 after he left his 50-year law practice in DC and Virginia, and she retired after 24 years as publications editor at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA. They had made a lot of trips from their Alexandria home to visit Alix’s daughter and her husband, who lived in Wilmington, and decided it was time to leave the traffic in the big city and move to a quieter and less congested area.

Ed grew up in Maryland, graduated from Penn State, and received his law degree from George Washington University in the District. Alix is a native of Pensacola, Florida, but “grew up in the Navy” and has lived in 7 different states.

Both Alix and Ed were Episcopalians most of their adult lives and between them have served on 6 different vestries.They met at a conference at the Washington National Cathedral. After several years together, they were married at St. Paul’s Wilmington in 2012.

One highlight of Ed’s life as an Episcopalian was serving as a Trustee of Virginia Diocesan Homes, Inc. Alix’s favorite memory is when the Seminary sent her to Canterbury, England, to cover the Lambeth Conference in 2008. Both were part of the foundation of the Commission on the Stewardship of Creation in the Diocese of Virginia, and Ed is an active member of Interfaith Power and Light in North Carolina and Virginia.

Ed has a granddaughter in the Boston area, and Alix has 4 step-great-grandchildren who all live in Wilmington. Two of the boys were members of the Wilmington Boys Choir and were acolytes at St. Paul’s.

Ed is now practicing law in Wilmington with a focus on wills and trusts, and Alix is a member of the Loblolly Garden Club and volunteers at Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard and St. Jude’s Lunchbag Program for the Homeless. They have a 3-year-old Doberman pinscher named Beatrice (which means “Blessing” in Latin–and she is.)