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Donna Whinston Courtney

November 6, 1950 November 24, 2018
Donna Whinston Courtney
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Obituary for Donna Whinston Courtney

Donna Whinston Courtney passed away peacefully on November 24, 2018. Donna was born on November 6, 1950 in Stamford, Connecticut. She was the middle of three children of the predeceased Alfred Whinston and survived by Rose Whinston. She grew up in West Orange, New Jersey with her brother, Stephen Whinston and sister, Marsha Snyder. Donna attended West Orange High School and later graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a degree in Elementary Education. She married Roger on September 23, 1978 and moved to Burke, Virginia where they had three children, Andrew, Allison and Adam.

Donna was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and daughter. She delighted at the opportunity to spend time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed doing the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle and teaching religious school. Her love of music was passed down to her children and grandchildren and a part of her everyday life. Donna played the piano, accordion, guitar and sang. Donna (and Roger) were founding members of Temple B’nai Shalom in Fairfax Station, Virginia. There was nobody more dedicated to the Temple and its growth than Donna. She was on several committees and the Temple President twice. Donna’s care and devotion to her Temple community will live on in legacy with her example to guide us. Donna will be forever missed by her family and her community. She positively affected the lives of those around her and offered help wherever and whenever it was needed.

Donna is survived by her mother, Rose Whinston; her husband, Roger Courtney; her children, Andrew (Dominique), Allison Clark (Kevin) and Adam; her brother, Stephen Whinston (Joani); her sister, Marsha Snyder; and her beautiful grandchildren, Eve, Camilla, Rocco, Adelaide, and Abraham. She is predeceased by her father, Alfred Whinston.

We love you, Donna. We love you, Mom. Rest easy and be at peace.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 1pm at Temple B’nai Shalom, 7612 Old Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039 followed by interment at 3pm at King David Memorial Gardens, 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA 22042.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Donna W. Courtney Music Fund, c/o Temple B’nai Shalom, 7612 Old Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039.


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Service

Monday

26

Nov

1:00 PM 11/26/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 11/26/2018 2:00:00 PM
Temple B'Nai Shalom

7612 Old Ox Road
Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Temple B'Nai Shalom
7612 Old Ox Road Fairfax Station 22039 VA
United States

Graveside

Monday

26

Nov

3:00 PM 11/26/2018 3:00:00 PM - 3:30 PM 11/26/2018 3:30:00 PM
King David Memorial Gardens

7400 Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22046

King David Memorial Gardens
7400 Lee Highway Falls Church 22046 VA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

King David Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

7400 Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22046

7400 Lee Highway Falls Church 22046 VA
United States

Memorial Contribution

the Donna W. Courtney Music Fund

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