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Jonathan Matthew Carpenter

January 26, 1991October 13, 2020
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Jonathan Carpenter was born on Jan. 26, 1991 in Fairfax, VA and died on Oct. 13, 2020, in McLean, VA. He was sweet, charming, smart, funny, handsome, affectionate, sometimes blunt and always unapologetically independent. His family and friends are heartbroken at his passing, while comforted by the thought that he always knew he was loved by family and friends.

He is survived by his parents, Debbie and Bill Carpenter of McLean; his brother, Reed and his wife Holly and nieces Lainee and Layla and nephew Elam, brother, Drew; his sister, Carrie Philbin and her husband Pat, nephews Jackson, Kieran and Brooks and niece Brynn; and his grandfather, Robert Carpenter. He had numerous others who also loved him: aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. He was a magnet to kids, and his nieces and nephews could often be seen hanging off of him as he played with them.

Jonathan lived most of his life in Northern Virginia. He grew up in Falls Church and was the youngest of four kids. He went to St. James Catholic School and Bishop O'Connell High School where his dad was a teacher and coach. He lived among a family of athletes, and he was an accomplished athlete himself. At O'Connell, he was an All-American and All-Met wrestler. Jonathan attended Virginia Tech, where he received a degree in accounting and finance. After college, he moved back to Northern Virginia, living and working in McLean and later in Alexandria as an accountant.

Jonathan’s unique personality made him fun to be around, and friends came easily. He was close to his family. He spent his free time with his family and buddies watching baseball and hockey. He was thrilled to buy tickets and accompany his father and brother, Reed, to a Nationals' World Series game and Jonathan saw the Capitals in numerous playoff games; treating his friends and beloved girlfriend, Leah to great seats at the events. He liked techno-music and playing video games with friends. He traveled to all 50 states in the US and most of Canada with family and friends. He spent a month in Europe with friends and brought back many fond memories. His family and friends were blessed to have shared his life with him and ask for your prayers for him and others who suffer from depression.

Services for Jonathan will be held in Falls Church. A Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 at Murphy Funeral Homes in Falls Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be the following day Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 1:00 PM at St. James Catholic Church with a graveside immediately following at National Memorial Park, 7482 Lee Hwy in Falls Church, VA . All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jonathan’s life. The Mass will be livestreamed online on Murphy Funeral Homes at facebook.com/murphyfallschurch , and below persons may leave memories and photos.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation of your talent, time, or money to a charity that reaches out to people who are struggling or in need of help.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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  • Interment

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Memories

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Tom Baxter

October 21, 2020

Countless hours spent spent together in wrestling practice and tournaments. Jonathan was always in the middle of whatever shenanigans we may have been getting into. But the thing that always amazed me was how he could flip a switch from fun and games to being strictly business and perform at a high level. I will always remember his carefree demeanor and adventurous spirit.

Henry Yoo

October 21, 2020

To the Carpenter Family,

All my condolences to you and your family for the tremendous loss. Please know you are in the thoughts and prayers of many across the country.

Henry

Nicole T.

October 20, 2020

I first met Jonathan when he came to visit Drew at our 320 14th street house in Charlottesville. All of us agreed on who the cooler Carpenter brother was ;) He came to visit for one of our famous porch parties, which was rudely interrupted by an uninvited, belligerent guest. I remember that, through the commotion of a bunch of testosterone-driven college boys stirring up a fight, Jonathan suddenly came through the crowd and physically threw this kid off our steps, yelling "this is 320!" and abruptly ended the fight, sending this kid and his cronies back to their frat house, tail between their legs!

Betsie & Jimmy Puglisi

October 20, 2020

Our family is heartbroken for all who knew and loved Jonathan. We remember him and his wonderful family fondly from summer swim team and Bishop O'Connell. We pray that all the memories his loved ones have bring them comfort now and always.

Theresa & Tony Wilson

October 20, 2020

To the Carpenter Family,
We were devastated to hear about Jonathan’s passing. Our families became close from spending so much time together watching our sons wrestle and then coach wrestling. First, Bill taught Brian to wrestle and become a better person. Then, in turn, Brian helped Reed, Drew and Jonathan become better wrestlers and young men. They developed a special and lasting bond. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept our sincerest condolences and know that we are thinking of you all at this time.
The Wilson Family-Tony, Theresa, Brian, Chris, Erin, Kyle & Nola.

Peter Bergmann

October 20, 2020

Dear Bill and Debbie and all Carpenter Family:

My Heartfelt and Sincere thoughts and prayers to
you and your family on your loss. Please know, I will
keep praying for you all in these days ahead.

My God Bless your family

Peter Bergmann

Tim McCulla

October 19, 2020

Bill and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for understanding and consolation for you and the full Carpenter family, you will remain in our prayers. For the full McCulla family,
Tim McCulla

Alex Perwich

October 19, 2020

I never knew Jonathan, but I knew his father, Bill. I feel; however, that I know much about Jonathan because of that.

I am deeply saddened by the tragic loss and pray for Jonathan and all who are touched/affected by his loss.

Greg Bernhard

October 19, 2020

Bill, Debbie, Carrie, Drew, Reed and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed our interactions with Jonathan, and can only imagine how hard this is for such a close and loving family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
With Deep Sympathy,
Greg, Robin, Sabrina, Brock, Kathy

Scott McFalls

October 19, 2020

Coach.
I am very sorry to get this news. I am sorry for your loss.
Scott

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