Donald Emerson Garber Jr., 63, of Charlottesville, Va., passed away Sunday, March 28, 2021, at University of Virginia Medical Center. Donald was born Sept. 11, 1957, a son of the late Donald Sr. and Leah Jennings Garber in Frederick County, Va.

He graduated from James Wood High School and went on to receive his bachelors from Bridgewater and his masters from James Madison University. He was a veteran of the United States Army, where he was second lieutenant. He enjoyed history, reading books and loved his family.

He is survived by his siblings, David Garber, Ann Garber and Susan Izzett; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Monday, April 5, 2021, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home in Winchester, Va. A funeral service will follow at Jones at 1:00 p.m. Burial will take place at Shenandoah Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at

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