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Donald Albert Dove

February 18, 1929April 16, 2014
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Donald Albert Dove, 85, died peacefully on April 16, 2014, at his home at The Virginian in Fairfax, VA. Born in Wahington, D.C., February 18, 1929, to William A. Dove and Helen Ahearn Dove.

Don grew up in D.C. and Arlington, VA, graduating from Washington Lee High School in 1947. Although offered a vocal scholarship to college, he joined the Army, serving six years, including three in Japan and the Philippines, achieving rank of Staff Sergeant. Upon discharge, in 1954, he enrolled at Georgetown University. In Oct 1958, he graduated from George Washington University with a BA in Government; M.A. from George Washington University in 1970. He had a long and distinguished career in the National Security Agency, followed by 13 years doing similar work for General Dynamics. Outside of work, he researched family genealogy and always carried a camera. He sang in church choirs all his life and recently was recognized for singing 50 years with the Christ Crossman UMC choir, in Falls Church, VA. Don loved classical music and had an extensive collection of recordings. He was, also, a voracious reader. He was a very faithful member of Christ Crossman United Methodist Church where he volunteered for many projects with his good friends there.

Don was predeceased by his parents; his stepmother, Alice K. Dove; and brother, William Dove, Jr. He is survived by his brother, Robert; sister, Diana; many nephews and nieces. He also leaves his second family, The Comley/ Fairbanks.

Funeral service 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 30, at Christ Crossman United Methodist Church, 384 N Washington St., Falls Church, VA, with visitation starting at 10:00AM.

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, Virginia.

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June Comley Lewis

April 30, 2014

To Donald's family, I am very sorry for your loss. Donald was loved by many people. I don't think there was ever a person who met him that did not like him. I am a Comley and I grew up knowing him my entire life and loved being with him. The Comley's and the Fairbank's were his second family and he will always be in our hearts & prayers. I will remember my last visit with him at Guy & Terri's home forever, as he was always himself, loved taking pictures and was just a true friend to everyone. I will miss him dearly.

Diana Dove

April 28, 2014

Reply to Carol: Thank you for your kind words. Don left MANY photos of his work friends and and I'd like to be able to pass them along to any former co-workers who're interested. Is anyone attending his services Wednesday morning? Or does anyone live near The Virginian in Fairfax?Thank you (from his sister).

Carol Kennedy

April 28, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. As a former co-worker, I remember Don as a true gentleman and always ready to lend a helping hand. His sense of humor brought a smile to faces in the office. I'm sure he will be missed.

April 27, 2014

I am very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in family, friends and prayer (Psalm 65:2) during this difficult time.

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