October 12, 1932 - September 22, 2021
Beatrice Fink Daniel, of Arlington and Ashburn Virginia, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, September 22nd, 2021, at the age of 88. Beloved wife of 59 years of the late Lt Col Herman David Daniel (USAF), loving sister of the late Jack (Willodean Wolczynski) and David Fink (late Helen Diskin), mother to Hilary Daniel Engelhardt (Steven) and the late Melissa Daniel Dabney (Kevin R. Dabney) and grandmother to Austin (Alexandra Shaw) and Ian Dabney. Born in Detroit, Michigan to Solomon Fink and Mollie (Zakuska), where she lived with her family above her ‘grandmother’ (who actually turned out to be her great aunt) Becky’s general store. She attended the original Cass Technical High School in Detroit. In 1957, she was introduced by her best friend Leah to her future husband, David. They married and moved to Chicago where they had two DD’s (Darling Daughters), as mom called us, later relocating in1965 to North Arlington, VA for dad’s work with the Department of Defense, where they purchased (for $23,500!) a “unique” Italianate 2-story stucco home on 19th Road. There mom obtained her realtor license and worked as a realtor for many years. In 2008 they moved to the (then) brand new Ashby Ponds Senior Living in Ashburn VA, where mom so beautifully decorated their airy apartment and made so many friends. Everyone loved “Bea”. One of mom’s proudest moments was becoming a Bat Mitzvah at age 74 at Temple Rodef Shalom. Another was her grandson Austin and his beautiful fiancé Ally’s surprise wedding ceremony (complete with Rabbi) in her room just one week before she passed away, and her grandson Ian graduating from the University of Virginia in 2019 in the midst of the pandemic. She loved her cat Mercy (now living with us), and her “grandhorses” as she called them, especially Stewie the mini. In lieu of flowers, my mother’s wishes were for donations to be made to the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition, www.foster-adopt.org so that no foster child ever has to leave home with their belongings in a trash bag. A memorial service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, December 10, 2021 at 1PM. All guests who would like to attend should meet the family at the administration building.
Beatrice Fink Daniel, of Arlington and Ashburn Virginia, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, September 22nd, 2021, at the age of 88. Beloved wife of 59 years of the late Lt Col Herman David Daniel (USAF), loving... View Obituary & Service Information
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