Cindy L. (Edmiston) Donaldson, age 45, passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, in Fairfax VA. She was born July 03, 1973, in Johnstown, PA, to Thomas “TL” Edmiston (1979) and Janet L. Smith (2015). Cindy was a 1995(B.S.) 97(MBA) graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). After meeting at IUP in 1993, she married David D. Donaldson Jr. on September 5, 1998, in Jenkintown, PA.
With true entrepreneur spirt she had founded or helped launch 3 companies and most recently was the founding President of Global Resilience Federation (GRF) an Not-for-Profit Intelligence Provider for sector services around the world, Headquartered in Reston, VA.
Cindy lived life for her family & friends; she would light up a room with her beautiful smile, crack a timely joke, and had a special ability to connect on a personal level & relate with anyone.
She is survived by her husband, David; two sons Connor & Dylan, her sister April (Jose) Renteria, Grammy Ruth Edmiston Carney, and her large loving extended family.
Those who loved her knew her as a loving mother of two, a strategic thinking business executive, and a GOALIE MOM, a badge of honor that she cherished. Family, friends, and others whose lives Cindy touched are invited to celebrate her life at the Ashburn Ice House 21595 Smith Switch Rd, Ashburn VA 20147 on Wednesday January 23, 2019 from 430 – 630 p.m. to celebrate, skate, share stories, & support each other.
In lieu of Flowers please contribute on her behalf to the Joe Gibbs Youth for Tomorrow, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, or American Diabetes Association.