Donald Henry Kruszewski

February 22, 1942April 5, 2021

Donald Henry Kruszewski, of Fairfax Station, VA passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021 at the age of 79. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ann Kruszewski; three children, Mark, Andrew, and Allison Kruszewski; five grandchildren, Tyler, Ryan, Jake, Bridget, and Shay Kruszewski; one sister, Sandra Auer; and one niece and nephew, Krystyna and Erich Auer, respectively.

Donald was born in 1942 in Erie, PA to Henry and Monica Kruszewski. He attended Cathedral Preparatory School in Erie, where he played football and softball. He then served as an air traffic controller with the U.S. Air Force in Montgomery, AL from 1961 until 1965. After the military, he attended Gannon College (now Gannon University) before moving to and settling down in northern Virginia.

Donald spent his professional career as a public servant with the Federal government, working at the U.S. General Accounting Office (now U.S. Government Accountability Office), Department of Energy, and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). At USAID, he served as a Foreign Service Officer, a role that led him to live in Cairo, Egypt, and Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

A sports lover his entire life, Donald was an outstanding athlete, and took great enjoyment from coaching, playing, and watching sports with his children and grandchildren. He also loved the beach and created many wonderful memories on family trips to the Outer Banks.

Funeral Services will be held at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Alexandria, VA, and he will be interred at Quantico National Cemetery in Quantico, VA.


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Donald Henry Kruszewski

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April 18, 2021

Lots of great memories. The time I lent you my car and woke up the next day and did not remember you had the car. So lucky to see you several times after our time at Gannon.

Anne another privilage to meet and get to know you. Bob Weber

Dear Ann:
I only have your cell number and did not want to disturb you. We have not known each other for very long and a good part of that time was spent comforting others. I am so very sorry for your loss and I am thinking about you and sending my love. I hope to see you again one day to share a glass of wine and remember Don and Carlene and Larry. They are smiling down on you now.

Ernie DiSantis

April 16, 2021

To the Kruszewski Family,

Don and I met at Gannon College where we together pledged Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. He was a great guy to be around and it seemed that whenever he saw you his face would light up in a big grin. As many have noted he was a fantastic athlete, but more than that, he was a man who was well-liked by all of us who knew him.
May God bless and comfort you as you mourn his passing.
Ernie DiSantis

Jane Kuhn

April 15, 2021

Dear Allison and family,

I am deeply saddened to hear about your father's passing. While I did not know him personally, I can tell that he was a wonderful father after meeting and working with his daughter, Allison. Having also lost a parent recently, I realize these are tough times for the family. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. May happy memories carry you through. Janie

Mark Rowland

April 11, 2021

I met Don as we pledged Delta Sigma Phi fraternity in Erie at Gannon University. Don was a gifted athlete, excellent in every sport from football to horseshoes. Don always had fun, with a gregarious attitude that was contagious. Memories of Don will never be lost to those that had contact with him.
For us he was the best man at our wedding and always a good
friend .
May God bless him and his.
Mark and Peg

Chet Michewicz

April 7, 2021

I met Don playing sports with guys I worked with at GAO . He was a great athlete, playing many sports. He was very friendly, fun to be with, and I enjoyed sharing drinks with him.

Carl Myslewicz

April 7, 2021

So sorry for your loss Ann and family. Ann, Don and I carpooled from downtown DC to our apartments in Alexandria beginning in 1968! Don and I played softball , football, basketball , soccer and tennis for decades and he excelled in each sport . He was also gregarious, funny and the centerpiece of many hilarious stories!

Mimi Tripodi

April 7, 2021

Oh, Ann, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved him like a brother. I shared so much of my life with him. He and Larry were partners in crime. How they would make me laugh. My heart aches. I will remember him and miss him forever.

Joyce Koehler Mikolajczy

April 6, 2021

Sincerest sympathy to Donald Kruszewski ‘s family! Lots of fond memories growing up with the Grygo cousins! It was always nice talking to Don ! May he Rest In Peace!

Joyce and Bob Mikolajczyk