On March 8, 2013, Col. Donald Valcolen Frew, a native of Kansas, Mo., but a citizen of the world, completed his final 630,000-mile journey around the sun and flew away to explore other realms.
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He will be greatly missed by his wife, Sharon Dorsey; his sons, Kevin Frew (Martha), Greg Frew (Jill), and Steven Dorsey (Amy); his daughter, Shannon Dorsey (A.J.), as well as 10 grandchildren, extended family and many, many friends.
He will be remembered for his intelligence, his wit and his many kindnesses to others, as well as his motto: "Life's uncertain, eat your dessert first."
In a final gesture of selflessness, he chose to be a donor to the Virginia Anatomical Society. His ashes will be inurned in the Columbarium at Arlington National Cemetery, a fitting tribute for his 31 years of dedication to his country in the U.S. Air Force, including service during the Vietnam War.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Hospice House of Williamsburg or any nature preservation organization of your choice.
Published in Virginia Gazette from March 13 to April 12, 2013