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Donn M. Falls
Date of Death: February 12, 2016
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1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Wednesday 2/17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Grace Evangelical Lutheran
26 W. Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Thursday 2/18, 11:00 am
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Thursday 2/18

  Donn M. Falls Donn Michael Falls, 77, Frederick County, VA, died Friday, February 12, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Falls was born in 1938 in Roanoke, VA, the son of the late Johnnie J. and Mary D. Falls. He was a graduate of Jefferson High School in Roanoke and a veteran of the United …
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Debbie (Scanlan) Falls left a message on February 18, 2016:
I am so sorry to hear about Donn. Some years back he was my father-in-law as well as a fellow skirmisher. What a great guy and I adored him. My prayers go out to your family and may God comfort you.
Phil Hunter left a message on February 17, 2016:
Donna, So sorry hear about the death of your father. My prayers go out to you and your family.
Kamran left a message on February 17, 2016:
Donna, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your dad sounds like a fun, wonderful person. I'm know you and your family will dearly miss him, but I hope your wonderful memories of him will help all of you. Those treasured memories will keep him alive in your hearts -- where he has always been.
Laura Saville left a message on February 17, 2016:
Donna, so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.
Terri Masiello left a message on February 17, 2016:
Donna, I am so very sorry to hear about your father. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Hold onto the beautiful memories that are yours forever.
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Peter Ligon left a message on February 17, 2016:
Dave and I have been thinking of you and all you and Donn have done for us over the years. I can picture Donn in front of us during training and how wonderful he conducted his classes. He always had complete command of the situation which must have been so tough for the two of you these last few years. You both have been so strong together and a guide for me on how you have taken care of the one you loved to the very end. You have been an inspiration to me as I'm sure to all of your staff. We will miss Donn and will keep you in our thoughts. Take care. Peter
Nancy Barr left a message on February 17, 2016:
Donna, My heart goes out to you and your family at this very difficult time. Praying the Lord will put His loving arms around you and provide for all your needs.
Amy Wilson left a message on February 16, 2016:
He was the reason I became a Skins fan... My first trip ever to the beach... Determined to broaden my horizons, I'll never forget the time he and my aunt took me to a fancy restaurant, ordered a very expensive crabcake for me, after which I took a bite and said "It tastes just like Ma's fish cakes!" After a moment of disbelief, he shook his head and laughed.. My Uncle Donn passed away, but he left me with lots of wonderful memories. ... he will be dearly missed... ❤
Stephanie Jadrnieck left a message on February 16, 2016:
Lessons I’ve learned from Uncle Donn 1. Chicken can have lines. Donn, one of the first times you took me out for dinner I was appalled when the server set my grilled chicken entree in front of me. “Why does it have lines?” I’d asked. First, you and Pat got a good laugh and then you explained to me how the lines form on the chicken when it’s grilled. 2. Even ice cream is sometimes fried. Do you remember how many times you took me to Chi-Chi’s? At that point in my life, my dining experience was limited to fast food, meat n’ threes, or steakhouses - only ‘American food’ you called it. I appreciate how you exposed me to new foods because now I love to cook all kinds of dishes from many different cultures and Sage does as well. So you caused a multi-generational affect. 3. There’s a big wide world beyond the mountains of Happy Valley. You sparked a curiosity within me, a courage to learn more, see more and experience more than the norm I had known. I loved taking trips with you and Pat because there was always an element of adventure. One of my favorite things to do as an adult is travel and I believe you helped instill that interest in me. 4. It’s always the first dress. During our many shopping trips for homecoming and prom dresses, you knew which dress I’d pick before I did. But showing the utmost restraint you patiently waited while I tried on countless dresses, certain I’d take home the first one I’d tried on. 5. The art of conversation. You and Pat talked to me, asked me questions, encouraged me to think about life from varying perspectives. Although sometimes you drove me a little crazy on long car rides, I appreciated how you valued conversation and wanted to hear my thoughts. You taught me how to question, which is an invaluable skill. Thanks for my first trip to the beach, my first overnight stay at a hotel (The Red Roof Inn - I still remember) and all of the other firsts I experienced because of you. Just wanted you to know how much you impacted my life and how much you'll be missed. Love always, Stephanie
Stephanie Jadrnieck left a message on February 16, 2016:
Lessons I’ve learned from Uncle Donn 1. Chicken can have lines. Donn, one of the first times you took me out for dinner I was appalled when the server set my grilled chicken entree in front of me. “Why does it have lines?” I’d asked. First, you and Pat got a good laugh and then you explained to me how the lines form on the chicken when it’s grilled. 2. Even ice cream is sometimes fried. Do you remember how many times you took me to Chi-Chi’s? At that point in my life, my dining experience was limited to fast food, meat n’ threes, or steakhouses - only ‘American food’ you called it. I appreciate how you exposed me to new foods because now I love to cook all kinds of dishes from many different cultures and Sage does as well. So you caused a multi-generational affect. 3. There’s a big wide world beyond the mountains of Happy Valley. You sparked a curiosity within me, a courage to learn more, see more and experience more than the norm I had known. I loved taking trips with you and Pat because there was always an element of adventure. One of my favorite things to do as an adult is travel and I believe you helped instill that interest in me. 4. It’s always the first dress. During our many shopping trips for homecoming and prom dresses, you knew which dress I’d pick before I did. But showing the utmost restraint you patiently waited while I tried on countless dresses, certain I’d take home the first one I’d tried on. 5. The art of conversation. You and Pat talked to me, asked me questions, encouraged me to think about life from varying perspectives. Although sometimes you drove me a little crazy on long car rides, I appreciated how you valued conversation and wanted to hear my thoughts. You taught me how to question, which is an invaluable skill. Thanks for my first trip to the beach, my first overnight stay at a hotel (The Red Roof Inn - I still remember) and all of the other firsts I experienced because of you. Just wanted you to know how much you impacted my life and how much you'll be missed. Love always, Stephanie
Sara Harper left a message on February 16, 2016:
I remember when I was little Pat and Donn took me to the Smithsonian. It was my first time in DC and we rode the metro. We were about to get on the escalators which I had never seen anything like them and I was having a difficult time stepping onto them. Pat was in front of trying to encourage me and I kept waiting trying to time it, but never seeming to manage it. Pat had to walk back down the escalator to say with us. Next thing I know I felt a nudge in my back, but my feet didn't move. All of the sudden Donn picks me up under my arms and sets me on the escalator and said "we don't have all day!"
Kim Dean left a message on February 16, 2016:
It's no secret that as a family, we were all "home bodies". We never ventured very far from home, ate in fancy restraints, or took family vacations. We were content to stay close to home and each other. When Pat and Donn married, it seemed she had moved an eternity away. When I was younger, going to stay with Pat and Donn was always special. It seemed important to Donn that Pat's nieces have the best while they visited with them. He and Pat took us places that we may have never had the opportunity to go. I think he wanted to make sure we realized there was a whole big world out there beyond, as he called it - "Happy Valley". So we went to museums, big cities, battlefields, and even on a dinner cruise! He knew I loved history, and he was always willing to share his love and knowledge about it. I will never forget those times we shared. When Pat brought Donn into her life, he treated us as if we were her own children - not just her nieces. I would like to think that we gave something back to Donn in return. As the years passed by, no matter how busy our lives became, our family bond stayed strong. We have always been there for each other through good and bad times. Donn left this life with the comfort of knowing that Pat would never be alone. The times we shared were fleeting moments, but the love we share is eternal.
Maria Crawford left a message on February 16, 2016:
Deepest sympathy to the family, especially Travis and Pat who I have worked with over the years. Godspeed Mr. Falls!
Beth Omundsen left a message on February 16, 2016:
Jim Elliot, the famous missionary who was brutally murdered by the very people he was trying to reach with the gospel once said, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” I saw that principle lived out in Donn’s life. His body betrayed him and though he fought valiantly to live life as normally as possible, his pain and his ailments made that very difficult. His maladies did not affect his brain however and so he used his determination of mind to make a difference in this world. His dry humor put a smile on many a face. His analytical thinking was invested in business ventures to make them profitable. His loyalty to country was demonstrated in his military service. His love of people is what impacted me so profoundly. Donn loved deeply and he sacrificed his comfort and his wants to do things to demonstrate that love to Pat and many others. He tried to figure out what he could do in any given situation instead of harping on the things his body would not let him do. Donn imparted little nuggets of wisdom that came from his experiences in life and the many hours he could spend researching and analyzing situations. He was an encourager and motivator pushing others to live life to the fullest. He regarded time as a precious commodity especially as he saw his time on this earth coming to an end. He knew and loved his savior Jesus Christ and spent hours interceding in prayer for those he loved. He was willing to give up the things he couldn’t physically do because it enabled him to pray without ceasing and make an eternal difference in people’s lives. His relationship with God was solid and precious. He told me he was ready to go to heaven whenever God called him. For every day he was here on earth he asked God to help him live out the purpose he had for him. I miss him terribly but I am comforted that he is now in heaven, in a perfect body living in unimaginable joy with his savior. I know he was greeted with “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” Donn’s life will continue to inspire me to love deeply, to serve unselfishly, to pray without ceasing and to treasure every second God gives us.
Eugene (Gene) Ferguson left a message on February 15, 2016:
Donn and I have been hooked up ever since we were teenagers. Our paths in this life have come together and moved in different directions almost from the beginning. Each time our paths came back together, we got involved in common interests that we went about with much intensity. The Civil War History including Civil War fire arms and fire arms in general, steam railroading (riding and chasing steam trains)-------It's a fantastic group of addicts. We worked for the same industry, sometimes for the same company. We shared our concerns in this world--- just about anything that would come to mind knowing if anyone would just listen to us, all would be well. But, no one gave us much credit for our insights so we muddled on keeping the faith. As more often than not, is the case, I wish I had stayed in contact more. I do miss him much. Donn had devotion to family that might not have been evident, but you can be assured that he did. I have a sister, but no brother. I am proud to call Donn the brother that God put in my life. It has been a blessed relationship.
Eugene (Gene) Ferguson left a message on February 15, 2016:
Donn and I have been hooked up ever since we were teenagers. Our paths In this life have come together and moved in different directions almost from the beginning. Each time our paths came back together, we got involved in common interests that we went about with much intensity. The Civil War history including Civil War fire arms and fire arms in general, steam railroading, and, riding and chasing steam trains. It's a fanatical group of addicts. We worked for the same industry, sometimes for the same company. We shared our concerns about just about anything in this world that would come to mind knowing if anyone would just listen to us, all would be well. But no one gave us much credit for our insights, so we muddled on keeping the faith. As more often than not is the case, I wish I had stayed in contact more. I do miss him so very much. Donn had devotion to family that might not have been evident, but you can be assured that he did. Love to you, Donn!!! I have a sister, but no brother. I am proud to call Donn the brother that God put in my life. It has been a blessed relationship.
LEONARD P. Romano left a message on February 15, 2016:
Pat and family, Please accept our deepest condolances and prayers from your friends at NARDI Construction, Inc. We owe a lot of our safety attitude over these past 35 years to you and Don. We have many fond memories of Don and pray that he find peace and joy in the House of Our Lord. I'm sure he will be setting up a new Safety program in Heaven. Hope he isn't too tough on them.
Michael J Falls left a message on February 14, 2016:
My father, my rock, my idol. I love you dad may peace be with you.
Amy Hansen left a message on February 14, 2016:
I have loved this man like a grandfather for the past 15 years. I would go over and talk with him for hours. He never judged you for your mistakes but helped you face them head on. I will always have a place for you in my heart Brat and your loss will be felt deeply.
Kevin and Julie Dillon left a message on February 13, 2016:
Donn always kept us laughing and i'm sure he is doing the same in heaven. We miss you my friend.
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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