Don Stanislaus Benson, 78, of Bealeton, passed away on August 13, 2020.
He was born November 17, 1941, the fifth of five children, to the late Genevieve Selby Benson and Edward Leroy Benson.
He attended St. Martin’s Catholic school, often telling stories of his days as an altar server. Graduating from Gaithersburg High School in 1959, he played on its football team and he enjoyed reminiscing about those days. After high school, Don spent four years serving his country in the United States Army. After his service, Don attended Benjamin Franklin University and soon began his career as a Certified Public Accountant in the private sector, eventually finishing his career with the Federal Government and retiring from the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C.
Don is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Sandra Dansberger Benson, whom he adored every day of his life. He is also survived by his daughters, Donna Benson May and DeAnna Longerbeam Benson; two of his sisters, Rita Mohacsi and Lavonne Simmons. Don was blessed with 10 grandchildren; LeAnna Longerbeam Tyler, Tyler Longerbeam, Trevor Longerbeam, Trae Longerbeam, Layla Benson, DeLilah Benson, Kenneth May, Cody May, Casey May, Christina May, and six great grandchildren, DeAndré Longerbeam, DeVaughnté Tyler, Dré Don Tyler, Lorryn Tyler, Katrina May and Dylan Longerbeam Vasquez, whom he adored. Don was completely dedicated to loving his family.
He was predeceased by his other siblings, Ann Moneymaker and Gordon Benson.
The family will welcome friends for visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 21 at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. A Funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 22, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Warrenton.
Don always put his family's needs before his own and he will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.moserfuneralhome.com