Donald Edward Czaja
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Donald Edward Czaja
  • October 24, 1933 - November 10, 2017
  • Alexandria, Virginia

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Donald Edward Czaja
Donald died early on Friday, November 10th. He was born in Buffalo, NY on October 24, 1933 to Edward and Julia Czaja. Don was preceded in death by wife Catherine Czaja. They were long-time residents of Alexandria, VA. He was a devoted father of Jane (Scott) Pollard, Francesca Czaja, Edward (Elisabeth) Czaja, and Mary (Joseph) Symons. His grandchildren (Eric, Emily, Peter, Grace, and Henry) will miss him dearly.
Don graduated in 1951 from Riverside High School in Buffalo, NY. He earned his BS in Chemistry from Canisius College in 1955. He worked for the US Patent and Trademark Office for 42 years. He earned a law degree from Georgetown University in 1960. He managed various groups as a Supervisory Patent Examiner for years. He was awarded the Bronze Medal Award multiple times during his career. Don was a long-time usher and money counter at his parish church. Besides his gardening and cooking skills, he was known for being meticulous in dress and work. Best of all, he was a fabulous father.
Visitation will be Monday, November 20th from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Demaine Funeral Home 5308 Backlick Road Springfield, VA. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, November 21st at 10:30 am at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church 4329 Sano St, Alexandria, VA 22312. Burial will immediately follow at Quantico National Cemetery 18424 Joplin Rd, Triangle, VA 22172. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to QUEEN OF APOSTLES CATHOLIC SCHOOL 4409 Sano St, Alexandria, VA 22312.
Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.