Malcolm Mason Donahoo

“A limb has fallen from the family tree. Remember the best times, the laughter, the love, and most of all, the life I lived.”

It is with the deepest of sorrow that the family of Malcolm Mason Donahoo, beloved son of Anthony and Patricia Donahoo, shares the news of his sudden passing on July 10, 2019 in Arlington Virginia at the tender age of 27.

Malcolm’s time with us was far too short and was filled with more joy, laughter, and love beyond anything imaginable.

Born on July 4, 1992 in Seattle Washington, Malcolm’s family returned to Arlington where he attended Patrick Henry Elementary School, Thomas Jefferson Middle School, and Wakefield High School. While attending Wakefield, he was a member of the crew team and earned the Team Captain role and MVP his senior year. In addition, Malcolm attended NOVA Community College and George Mason University.  

The sense of humor, compassion, and tenderness Malcolm shared with his entire family will be missed beyond words. Those that were fortunate enough to know Malcolm experienced the kindest of souls. He was always quick to help others and was a true protector of all, including animals.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Animal Welfare League of Arlington in memory of Malcolm Donahoo.


35 Responses to Malcolm Mason Donahoo

  1. aunt Cindy says:

    What a great picture. I sure feel like I wish I spent more time with him!

  2. Kelley Harvey (Family friend) says:

    My heart aches for the family’s loss. While I remember Malcolm best as a brilliant boy, in truth I only watched him grow into the fine young man who he became, through the eyes of his loving father, and my dearest friend, Tony. Malcolm’s passing is an inestimable tragedy, from which I take solace only in the knowledge that Malcolm left this world a better place than he found it, by the generosity of spirit and kindness of word and deed he abundantly shared. Malcolm, you are and ever will be profoundly missed. Deepest sympathies for family and friends.

  3. Tim Ballew (friend of Ashley from TSNY) says:

    My deepest condolences to the whole Donahoo family. I can’t imagine how hard it is to lose someone so young.

  4. Chrissy Fletcher says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine the pain you feel and I’ll be praying for your family. He was far too young. xoxo

  5. Gerardo Navarrete says:

    Ashley I’m am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. Sending prayers and lots of love your way. If you need anything please let me know.

  6. Mireya Sanchez says:

    Mr and Mrs Donahoo, Ashley and Amanda

    I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I didn’t meet him I knew he was a great guy. I love your family and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Let me know if there’s anything I can do for you.

  7. Jenia(Family Friend) says:

    Such a great picture. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed. I have his family in my thoughts and prayers

  8. Leola jordan says:

    Ashley because I have come to love you and me having just experienced the loss of two siblings, my heart reaches out to you and your family. Nothing in life prepares you for the loss of a love one. He sounds like he was a great brother, if he had your qualities he was an awesome loving person. I am so sorry for your loss and when I see you you will get a long long hug. May God comfort you and your family, Leola

  9. Melddrick Aguilar says:

    For as long as i have known him he was a kind and gentle person, words cannot express how much i am truly sorry for your lost. He will be missed and i will remember the time I’ve spent with him even if it was for a short time.

  10. Shirley Smith says:

    My sympathies to Ashley and her family during this time. I never had the pleasure of meeting Malcolm personally, but I do remember stories of how he made his family laugh. My prayers are with the Donahoo family as they cherish beautiful memories of Malcolm.

  11. Melddrick Aguilar says:

    The first time I met him he was a tall, quiet, and gentle kid in high school, but as soon as i started to talk to him he should me he was a happy go lucky guy, words cannot express how truly sorry I am for your lost I will remember the happy times i knew him

  12. Scott Dielman says:

    Malcolm’s laugh will be what I remember most. He was such a caring and wonderful person to be around. The lunch table at Wakefield was made that much better when he got there. I have so many wonderful memories of Malcolm. It’s unfortunate that I lost touch over the years. He would want us to celebrate his life rather than mourn his passing and that’s what we will do. Much love to the Donahoo family.

  13. Shannon Martin Reynolds says:

    My thoughts are with your entire family. I will always remember him as the little boy he was when I first met him in Arlington.

  14. Elliot (friend of Ashley) says:

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss. What a beautiful soul. I know he was loved deeply, and I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and in my heart.

  15. Siobhán says:

    Ashley, it is with deep sadness that I heard of your dear brother’s passing. You always spoke so highly of him and of your fun times together. Even when he drove you crazy, it was clear that he was your beloved baby brother. I hope your family and you can find solace in the memories of the fun times, the laughter and stories that you have and that I’m sure will be shared with you by others as time goes on. Much love to you all and may he rest in peace.

  16. Mireya Sanchez says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. He is a unique angel who will now come to your dreams and guide you from heaven. Stay strong. Im here for you.

  17. Sharon Piper says:

    I’m sorry very to hear this sad news. I had never met Malcolm, but reading the comments, it’s clear that he was loved very much. I’m holding the whole Donahoo family in my heart today and wishing you peace and strength during this very difficult transition. Be gentle with yourselves and each other during this very emotional time. May he rest easy now, among the stars.

  18. Freddie & Elizabeth George says:

    Dear Tony,
    Elizabeth and I send our sincere condolences. Even though there are no words that can best address this loss, we just wanted you, Patricia, Ashley and Amanda to know that each of you as a family are in our daily prayers. Such an experience would shake us to the core of our foundations, but know that you have a network of friends, family and loved ones that are all surrounding you, even in such a time as this, with hope, faith and love.
    We pray that a spirit of heavenly calmness descends over you all as a family. We are with you in thought and in love and most of all, in this journey may the everlasting God of peace, keep and comfort you.

  19. Jessica Cain (formerly Stetekluh) says:

    Malcolm was such a fun young man. I remember when he joined the Wakefield Crew team. He was a part of the men’s four. We had so much fun rowing and going to crew practice. He was so dedicated! I only have happy memories of my time spent with Malcolm. I am so sorry to hear the news of his passing. The world has lost an amazing person.

  20. Meike - friend of Ashley says:

    Dear Mr. and Mrs. Donahoo,

    „he was a lot like me, only in a giant version“ – is, what Ashley told me about your son!
    Then he must have been more than amazing, as Ashley always made my daughters and me feel very comfortable, loved, cherished…
    From very far away – from Germany – we send our condolences and lots of healing energy! Your son will always be in your hearts, souls, memories and thoughts! He will be an even brighter light now in the place he has gone to!
    Love and one of those huge hugs, that we learned from Ashley

  21. Jonathan Diethorn says:

    My deepest condolences to your family at this time. I’ve heard nothing but great things about Malcolm from his sister, he was an amazing person with a heart of gold and he will be truely missed. I’m sorry for your loss and I’m praying for you.

  22. Celia Kelly (friend of Ashley) says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, Donahoo family. It is clear from your words that Malcom had the same kindness and light in him that I have been blessed to know in Ashley. My thoughts are with you.

  23. Sara says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones during this difficult time. His contagious laughter and smile will forever live on in all of your and the great memories you have shared!

  24. Glenda Calvo says:

    Dear Tony,
    My sincerest condolences to you, Patricia, Ashley and Amanda. Words cannot convey how deeply sadden I am to hear the news of Malcolm. Reading some of these comments only allows me a glimpse of who he was. He must have been an exceptional young man; (that’s because the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree).

    I will be praying for calmness to cover your family. I will be praying a special prayer of strength for you too, Tony. Please know I am hear to lend an ear or a virtual hug. May God’s love embrace all of you and may His peace surpass all of our earthly understanding. Much love always…

  25. Nikki Olson says:

    I am so sorry to hear this devastating news. Please know that you are in my prayers.

  26. Laura Levy (Ashley's friend) says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I never met Malcolm, but Ashley always spoke of him with so much love. I can only hope for your family that as time eases your grief, you can look back on your memories with him and smile.

  27. Michael P says:

    I will always remember Malcolm as a dedicated and ambitious member of our high school rowing team. After pulling intense and long lasting endurance workouts, Malcolm would always find his way to replenish his hunger with a solid Nutri Grain Bar— which he actually got me hooked on for some time. He will always be a smart, driven and gregarious soul in my eyes.

  28. Blanca says:

    My condolences to Ashley and her family,I’m so sorry for your loss I will keep you in my prayers.

  29. Jae Scott says:

    Dear Tony,

    I do not have the words to convey how heavy my heart is for you all. Hold onto the precious memories of Malcolm, they will be there to comfort you forever.

    Sending all my love to you and your family.

  30. Ward family says:

    Donahoo family,

    My sincere condolences to your family throughout this time. It is clear that Malcom was a kind young man and loved by many others. His memories and spirit will live long through all of the stories that are shared. Lots of love to the family.

  31. Christian says:

    I am so deeply sorry to hear this news. Ashley is a friend of mine and even know I never had the privilege of meeting her brother, it’s clear that he had an infectious air of positivity, humor and a love of learning, traits that his sister also carries in abundance! Thinking of your family as you keep Malcolm’s beautiful presence and memory nurtured in your lives.

  32. Tatjana (Ashley‘s TSNY friend) says:

    My deepest condolences. He is a beautiful soul. So sad there was not more time. Lots of love to the whole family.

  33. Tiffany Woodard says:

    Tony and Family,

    I was stunned and saddened to hear this news. Please know we are here if you and your family need anything. Thought and Prayers are being said daily for your healing.

    Love to all of you!

  34. Brian says:

    Seems like there should be an order to things in this universe and one of them is that a parent should never have to deal with the death of their child.

    While I didn’t know Malcom, I know his sister Ashley. She has said more than once that Malcom was not only a brother but a best friend and much like her. This means he was intelligent, tenacious, driven and kind. Loving and loyal to his family and friends, and someone who should not be passing on this soon.

    My thoughts and heart go out to you as you struggle through this painful time.

    May you be surrounded with love and understanding always, and find peace with his passing.

  35. The Dressel Family says:

    Our family sends our deepest condolesences during this difficult time. We were so sorry to hear about Malcolm’s passing and will be lifting you each up in our daily thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in the incredible memories that you have with Malcolm over the years, may you find strength in knowing that he is at peace, and may you find love each and every day from your family and friends as we grieve alongside you. Please know that we are all here for you and want to help in any way that we can.

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