Marvin “Tony” Anthony Donaldson

Marvin “Tony” Anthony Donaldson, 61, passed away on April 9, 2017. He succumbed to cancer. Tony was a resident of Madison House in Leesburg, Virginia.

Tony was born in Washington, D.C. on October 18, 1955. He resided in Virginia from 1956 until 1977 when his family relocated to San Antonio, Texas. While living in Texas, Tony was employed at Fort Sam Houston where he worked until returning to Virginia in 1993.

Tony was a successful participant in the Loudoun County Job Links program since moving to Leesburg in 1997. Many in the community will remember being greeted by Tony at the Market Street Starbucks where he was employed for 15 years until his retirement in 2014. Tony had participated many times in the Special Olympics, loved to go bowling, and enjoyed riding his bike around town. He was passionate about vintage cars, especially the ‘57 Chevy. Tony loved Leesburg and lived happily there.

Tony was preceded in death by his devoted parents Romeo and Katherine Garza and his beloved nephew, Nicholas Crisostomo.

Tony is survived by his brother Victor E. Garza, Sr. (Ruth); Sisters, Rita Whiteaker, Anita Crisostomo (Cris), Denise Malakooti (Ramin); nieces and nephews, Alicia Murphy, V. Eric Garza Jr., Russell Whiteaker, Gregory Whiteaker, Lauren Crisostomo, Max Malakooti and Sasha Malakooti.

Tony overcame many obstacles in his life and was an inspiration to everyone that knew him. Tony was always interested in and concerned for his family & friends. He knew no strangers, he was a friend to all he met. Those who knew him loved him, because Tony inspired great love. He exemplified this quote from Mother Teresa, “In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.” Tony will be greatly missed.

The family will receive friends at Hall Funeral Home of Purcellville from 6-8 p.m. on Friday April 28th. A service will be held on Saturday April 29th at the funeral home beginning at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Ebenezer Cemetery, Round Hill, VA.

In lieu of flowers a donation to the Special Olympics Virginia may be made in memory of Marvin Anthony Donaldson.

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