Donald (Don) Hay McInnis

Donald (Don) Hay McInnis, 71, of Front Royal, Virginia died on Monday, April 5, 2021. Don was the first of six children born to John Bernard McInnis and Marian Claire Hay McInnis of San Mateo, California. His parents introduced and nurtured his Catholic education. Don’s faith guided him through all aspects of life and comforted him as he reached life’s end. Don was a faithful member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church where he served as president of the Legion of Mary, usher, Eucharistic Minister, and substitute for Eucharistic Adoration.

Don cherished family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Pamela Martin McInnis and four siblings, Mary Claire Miller (Marvin), Ian McInnis (Mary), Katherine McCoy (Craig), and Colin McInnis (Mary). His brother Norman McInnis preceded him in death. Also surviving are nieces and nephews Veronica, Michael, John Donald, Colin, Owen, Aiden, and Rosalie. Special friends were important to Don. He respected and treasured each of you. Thank you Kris and Donna Gustafson, Charlie Scott, Dave Mendez, Jimmy Morton, Ed Ruths, and Kay Reilly.

Don was a Class of 1969 graduate of Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, California and attended Mt. Angel College before beginning work with E. I. DuPont in South San Francisco in 1977. In 1982 he transferred to the Front Royal, Virginia DuPont Plant and remained there until his retirement in 2011 with 34 years of service. While at DuPont, he served on the Emergency Action Team, was a first responder, and was an integral part of the hiring task force.

One of Don’s favorite places to visit was the Warren County Dog Park and walking trail. He and Gracie spent many days there where he made friends, both human and canine, during his walks. The squirrels and birds became his friends, too.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 11, 2021, from 6-8 p.m. at St. John’s. The Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. The funeral mass will be held on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Rev. Father Jerome Fasano. Interment will be at Panorama Memorial Gardens immediately following the funeral mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Junipero Serra High School, Christendom College, or the charity of your choice.

  8 comments for “Donald (Don) Hay McInnis

  1. Bill Upton
    April 9, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    With love and prayers for the Don McInnis Family from your friends at Ballou, Justice, Upton Architects

  2. Lorie Dodson
    April 9, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Pam you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. jimmy sine
    April 10, 2021 at 11:05 am

    many memories of times working with Don he was a gentle soul, He will be missed by all who knew him my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this time of sorrow

  4. Clay Athey
    April 12, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Pam
    We are so very sorry for your loss.
    The Athey Family

  5. Keith Yanagi
    April 13, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    So very sad to hear about Don. Classmates and friends thru St. Matthew’s and Serra, we even had a short-lived garage band in the 8th grade with Don as the drummer. So many memories growing up of Central Park, Darcy’s tunnel and countless jaunts into Hillsborough. Peace and prayers to you as you enter your new journey into the heavens old friend…

  6. Barney Mooney
    April 13, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    My prayers and thoughts to Don’s family. I was a classmate and friend at Serra High School. Had the pleasure to see and catch up with Don at our 50th class reunion in 2019. God Bless Don.

  7. April 13, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    I remember Don as a really great guy, we played football together at Serra, and shared mutual friends like Kris and Donna and Charley. We had a tremendous visit at the 50th gathering, and kept in touch. I was shocked by the news of his passing. I wish your family my sincerest condolences .
    May God hold you in the palm of his hand, in the days to come. God Bless Don.

  8. Melissa DeDomenico-Payne
    April 14, 2021 at 4:05 am

    Pam, friends, and family,

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort to you.

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