Daniel E. Juraschek died Thursday, December 22 after a fall in his home in Charles Town, WV.
Juraschek, 36, earned a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University in 2007 and had worked in a number of environmental management positions in the Washington area and West Virginia, most recently as an environmental engineer and industrial health and safety consultant with the Martinsburg VA Medical Center; DuPont, BP Solar, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Town of Leesburg. Just before his death he had accepted a new position in environmental engineering with Booz Allen Hamilton.
He was born on April 25, 1980 in Washington, D.C., grew up in Manassas and Hillsboro, and graduated from Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Longwood University in 2003. During his college years, he trained as an emergency medical technician.
Best known for his wonderful sense of humor, he was also an enthusiastic cook who loved entertaining in his home on the banks of the Shenandoah River where he opened his house, his heart and his life to one and all.
Juraschek is survived by his wife Dayna Wilhelm Juraschek; his daughters, Evelyn and Eliza, a foster child Kayla Gaydosh; his mother, Wanda Munsey Juraschek of Berryville; four siblings, Nathaniel Juraschek of Olathe, KS; Millie Shipe of Charlottesville; Amanda Balas of Middleway, WV, and Bethany Davis of Denver, CO; and by his grandparents, Ann and Everard Munsey of Leesburg and by his grandmother, Marcia Juraschek of Dumfries, and many uncles, aunts, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice or one of these that most impacted his life: Missionary Jason Hamilton (C/O The Bridge Community Church, 112 S. Fairfax Blvd., Ranson, WV, 25438; www.modernday.org/field-workers/jason-adelyne-hamilton ); Servants 4 Him (PO Box 597, Hamilton, VA, 20159; www.servants4him.org ); Ashley Addiction Treatment (800 Tydings Ln, Havre De Grace, MD, 21078, https://www.ashleytreatment.org). Please share with his family which charity you choose and how it reminds you of him.
A viewing of Daniel E. Juraschek was held Monday, December 26, at Hall Funeral Home. The memorial service was Wednesday, December 28 at The Bridge Community Church in Ranson, WV.