Jeffrey Lynn Hanway
August 12, 1961 – March 9, 2018
Dr. Jeffrey Lynn Hanway Dearly beloved husband, father, son, friend, doctor, community member, coach, cyclist, and lover of Christ was taken suddenly March 9, 2018.
Jeff was born in Nampa, Idaho on August 12, 1961, to Jack and Yvonne Hanway. Jeff graduated valedictorian and a two-sport varsity athlete from Northwest Nazarene College. He moved east to attend Harvard Medical School, where he was elected by peers as Class Marshal. He trained in orthopedic surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where he met and later married his wife Elizabeth (Libby) Higgs. Jeff, whom children adored, went on to do a pediatric orthopedic fellowship at Texas Scottish Rite, in Dallas Texas. Jeff also graduated from the Darden Executive Program at the University of Virginia, and is a proud Hoo.
Jeff was a talented pediatric orthopedic surgeon who cared for children in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia for 24 years. His career connected him with other surgeons and patients around the country and his expertise helped advance the knowledge and treatment of orthopedic problems in children. He was the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs of the Children's National Medical Center Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and Chief Surgical Officer at Pediatric Specialists of Virginia. But he was best known for his smile and easygoing attention that put his patients and their families at ease knowing they were receiving the best care.
Jeff adored and was adored by his four children: Sasha, Tori, Christian, and Sophia Hanway, and by his wife. He lived for others. Jeff never missed an opportunity to support his children. He attended each game, track meet, and theatre production with fervent enthusiasm and love. Aside from being a talented and caring doctor, he loved learning, cycling, soccer, and the outdoors. He was a lifelong learner and reader, a passion he passed on to his children. He was happiest when he shared his passions with those he loved.
Jeff is survived and missed by his wife, his four children, his parents, his siblings, Greg Hanway and Shelly Hanway-Murphy, and his brother and sister-in-law, Geoff and Diana Higgs.
The viewing will be Friday, March 16 at 4 to 8 p.m. at National Funeral Home, 7482 Lee Hwy, Falls Church, VA. Jeff's Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, March 17 at 10 a.m. at Fairfax Community Church on 11451 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA. Everyone whose lives were touched by Jeff is warmly welcomed by his family to join in celebrating the life of this incredible man. The viewing will be Friday, March 16 at 4 to 8 p.m. at National Funeral Home, 7482 Lee Hwy, Falls Church, VA. Jeff's Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, March 17 at 10 a.m. at Fairfax Community Church on 11451 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA. Everyone whose lives were touched by Jeff is warmly welcomed by his family to join in celebrating the life of this incredible man.
- Visitation Friday, March 16, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, March 17, 2018
- Graveside Service Saturday, March 17, 2018
Jeffrey Lynn Hanway
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March 15, 2018
I want to say I am very sorry to hear about your pass away on March 9,2018.
You took good care of my son Brandon Borror who is handicapped he turned 13 year old on February the 20rh 2018. You had plans to do his surgery in the spring of 2018. We love you and you are going to be missed. We want to thank you for taking the time to explain to us about the back surgery because mom is hard of hearing and you really took the time to make sure I understand what going to happened to my son Brandon. I will be prayer for you and your family at this time. May God bless you and Your beautiful family I know that you will be taken care of and you will be watching over your family.’It been nice getting to know you and your staff. You really took the time talking to us and explainies things to us and you will be missed.I am going to miss the wonderful smile you had when to saw Brandon. Their are not many doctors like you my heart go out to you and your family.
Wanda & Brandon
March 14, 2018
Dr. Hanway took care of my son, Jack, who broke his arm last March during soccer practice and required emergency surgery after ambulance transport to Children's. We were both a bit traumatized -- and then we encountered Dr. Hanway. He was calm and friendly and conveyed absolute confidence that Jack would be just fine. I am so thankful that he was there at that moment. I remember his kind eyes and his smile. At a follow-up appointment, he talked about his love of soccer and his experiences as a soccer dad. Our whole family is saddened to learn that he has passed away. He was a gifted surgeon and a lovely human being. His family is in our thoughts.
March 14, 2018
Dear Libby, my sincere condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Carol Hayes Nyce
Father Edward Hathaway
March 13, 2018
Libby, our hearts go out to you and your children during this difficult time. Be aware of my prayers for Jeff, you and your family, united in our faith in the Lord and the power of Jesus and His resurrection. May the Lord console and bless you,
Father Ed hathaway
Rector, The Basilica of Saint Mary, Alexandria
March 13, 2018
I was overwhelmed with sadness when I heard the news of Jeff’s tragic passing. Jeff and I went to high school together and the memory that instantly comes to mind when I hear his name is his infectious and engaging smile and laugh. He was the same to everyone...full of integrity, honesty and kindness. I hold Jeff’s parents, Jack and Yvonne very dear to me as they were close friends through my high school and college years. My heart aches for you both as well as Shelly and Greg. Libby, I met you and two of your toddlers once in Nampa....it was so evident how much Jeff loved you and loved being a daddy. My prayers are with you all during these difficult days.