Donald A. Weinstein

Born: Mon., Jun. 23, 1947
Died: Mon., Jan. 7, 2013


Visitation

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Jan. 09, 2013
Location: Kornegay & Moseley


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jan. 10, 2013
Location: Kornegay & Moseley


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A beloved husband and father, Donald (Don) Weinstein, 65, of Blythewood, South Carolina, passed peacefully January 7, 2013 surrounded by his family and friends. Born June 23, 1947, in Atlanta, Georgia, he was the son of the late Clayton and Evelyn Weinstein.

Don's father was a retired Chief Petty Officer with the U.S. Coast Guard, and his example of military service led Don to join the U.S. Marine Corps on 14 September 1965. Don served two tours in Vietnam and during his first tour was wounded in combat for which he received a Purple Heart. In June of 1974 Don attended the U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Course and upon graduation became a Special Agent for the U.S. Marines. While serving as an agent, Don aspired to do more in the investigations arena, and in April 1978 he completed the U.S. Army Military Police School with expertise in polygraph examination.

Don's military decorations included the Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation (2d Awd), Good Conduct Medal (7th Awd), National Defense Service Medal (2d Awd), Vietnam Service Medal (7th Awd), Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Color with Palm), and Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Civil Actions Medal 1st Class with Palm).

In February 1991, after achieving the rank of E-9, Master Gunnery Sergeant Donald Weinstein retired from the US Marine Corps and began a new career in civilian service, serving as a law enforcement agent for the U.S. Air Force, Office of Special Investigations. That assignment placed him at the Department of Defense Polygraph Institute (now the National Center for Credibility Assessment, or NCCA). In the following 21 years he distinguished himself as a NCCA polygraph instructor and Chief of Continuing Education. A member of the American Polygraph Association (APA), Don was elected to and served in the capacity of Director, Vice President-Government, President and Chairman of the Board. He received life membership with the APA and American Association of Police Polygraphists for his substantial and enduring contribution to the profession. Don retired in April 2012 after nearly 47 years of government service.

Don is survived by his wife, Paula Weinstein; son David Weinstein of California; step-son Ben Muh of Virginia, step-daughter Rachel Donaldson of Ohio, step-son Jason Porter of North Carolina; 6 grandchildren, Grace Ann Weinstein, Rebecca Rose Weinstein, Hayden Muh, Kaleb Porter, Tapanga Porter, Cole Brodeur; six siblings, Gale Weinstein of Florida, Judy Danis of Maine, Brenda Lohr of California, Deborah McAndrew of Florida, David Sawyer of Maine and Stephen Sawyer of Maine.

Funeral services for Don Weinstein will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Kornegay & Moseley Funeral Home on 4645 Hard Scrabble Road, Columbia, South Carolina. He will be laid to rest at the National Cemetery at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

 

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Larry and Brenda Broadwell
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
Don was a true friend with whom I enjoyed hundreds of hours on golf courses in AL, FL, GA and SC. Brenda and I offer our deepest sympathy to Don's family at this time of sorrow.

Skip & Connie Webb
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
Don was one of the most caring and considerate persons I have ever known. He was a good friend and mentor to me. He was also one of the most well known and trusted people in the polygraph field. His contributions to our profession have created a legacy that will last for decades to come. He will be sorely missed by friends and associates alike. We have truly lost one of the modern legends of the APA and the Federal polygraph community. Connie and I pray for his family during this time and we and all of his firends share in the grief of his loss.

Paul Oswald
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
Don was a good marine, great man and a fantastic friend to me. He will be missed but his legacy lives on. RIP my friend. My condolences to the family in this time of sorrow.

Skip Elrod
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
Don was a true friend and mentor. I have always held him in high esteem and will continue to do so. What he brought to the polygraph community and to me personally will never be forgotten. RIP my friend.

Jim Shingleton
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
Don you were an inspiration to all in the Criminal Investigation field. R.I. P. my friend.

Valerie Raney
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
With deepest sympathy, Don will be very much missed. He was always pleasant to talk to and had so much expertise that will never be replaced. Thoughts and prayers.

Bart Immings
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
Don and I go back many, many years. I have the highest respect for him as a Marine and for his years in Criminal Investigation and the Polygraph field. He will be missed by his many friends and peers. I am confident he has a place reserved in heaven and pray that I will see him there again someday. Semper Fidelis

Gasper "Jack" Migliore Jr.
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
I offer my thoughts and prayers to the family in this time of need. You will be missed.

Debby & Wayne Norton
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
Don was one of the kindest and friendliest men I have ever known. He always brought a smile to me each morning he walked past my office and said, "Hi Deb". When my father had open heart surgery, Don spoke with my dad to tell him what to expect and let him know that everything would be alright. I will always remember Don and value our friendship. My deepest sympathy to Don's family. He really was a great man!!

Jim & Rose Swinford
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
Don was a true friend; a man of strength and compassion, he brought happiness wherever he went. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

Dick & Janice Keifer
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
It was a privilege to have you as a friend and colleague for the past 30 years. You will be in our hearts forever. May your spirit be a guiding light for all of us. Semper FI

Tim Schroeder
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
Don was the consummate professional and dedicated a significant part of his life to polygraph. He was liked and respected by all. He was a role model and mentor for many. He loved his country and his family. We will all miss him. May the peace of the Lord that surpasses all understanding be with the family at this time of loss. Tim and Deb

Cindy Jovanelly
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
Mr. Weinstein, was an Officer, Gentleman and a Scholar. He was a voice of reason for many of us when the days at DODPI seemed never ending.

Dave Reppard
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
Don was an outstanding PG examiner, instructor, and leader, but most of all he was a true gentleman of the highest ethical standards. Although words can never truly ease the loss felt by family and friends, we can surely take comfort in knowing Don is no longer suffering. Peace to another fine Marine in heaven.

Chong and JW Gee
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
A consummate professional and American hero who will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Rest in peace old friend. Semper Fi!

Tommie & Jackie Adkins
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
Don was our friend for almost 30 years. Whenever I had a question, he always had the answer. Rest in peace friend.

Keith Gaines
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
Don was my oldest friend (30+ years). We've been through a lot together and I will sorely miss him. Paula, you are the best thing that ever happened to Don. Not a day went by that Don did not express his good fortune at having met the perfect life's partner...

Keith

Don Bolen
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
Don was always a mentor to me. When we served together at Albany, GA, he was so energetic and never too busy for others. When we served together in California, he was a comfort in a storm for me. He was all those things you look for in a friend, a leader, and a Marine. He was one of the most decent men I've ever known.

Gordon Vaughan
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
Don was a great friend and colleague. It was always good to be around Don. He seemed to find a way to put a positive spin on just about anything - a trait that few have and all appreciate. I will miss his familiar greating: "Hello Counselor." My deepest sympaties to Paula and Don's family.

Dr. Tim Weber
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
No monument of bronze and stone will be erected to mark Don’s passing. His monument consists of hundreds of students who constitute the next generation of polygraph examiners. He passed to them the sum of his wisdom, knowledge and experience to guide them into the future. His legacy will continue to live long after mere stone crumbles to dust.

Denton Carter
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
I've known Don for 25+ years, and he was an inspiration to myself and all others he came in contact with. Please accept my most heartfelt sympathy for your loss. My thoughts are with the family during this difficult time. Don will continue to participate in every act, thought and decision I make, as his life left an indelible imprint my memory. Please find comfort in knowing that my life have been enriched by having shared the friendship and mentorship of Don.

Rita Jones
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
So Sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was a kind, gentle man.

Colleen Arnold
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
I am new to the Polygraph community but when I first came, Mr. Weinstein was always smiling and friendly to me. He made me feel very welcome with his warm spirit.

Jeff Johnson
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
"Dr. Don", Mr. Parts is Parts, donmarine....you will be missed. Our loss...is St. Peter's gain. To all that Don left behind...the entire polygraph community is thinking of you. Peace.

Esther Harwell
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
I had the pleasure of meeting Don the first time when I attended polygraph school at Ft McClellan. He was instrumental in teaching me physiology, which is saying a lot! I then had the pleasure of working with Don when I was assigned to the polygraph school as an instructor from 1999-2008. I respected Don. Like many have already said, he is a legend in our profession and a significant loss. Don was a kind man and I learned so much from him. My sympathies go out to Paula and their entire family. Don, you will be missed my friend.

Bob Lee
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
I will miss Don's smile, his wisdom, his devotion to polygraph, his willness to help, and his friendship. GOD bless you Don.

Betty Dillon
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
The 12 years I've known Don, he proudly wore the title oldest Marine at the USMC birthday ceremony. He gave me the biggest compliment anyone ever has when he told me I would have "made a helluva Marine". Rest in peace oldest Marine - the torch has been passed. We will miss you.

Don Imbordino
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
It hurts when friends pass on and Don will be missed by me and so many very much. He was always a true Marine, excellent polygraph instructor, one of my mentors and a great friend. It has been a true pleasure knowing Don for more than 25 years. God bless you my friend...Semper Fi

Art Spafford Jr
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
Although I never met Mr. Weinstein, we were members of the same fraternity. My thoughts and prayers are with he and his family.

Semper Fi, Sir!

Art Spafford Jr
Oceanside, CA
USMC 1977-1980
NCIS 1980-2010

Alan and Vicki Gohn
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
I was so sorry to hear the passing of Don. Of ALL the Criminal Investigators it has been my pleasure to serve with, Don was the most gentlemanly Marine whom it was my privilege to have served with. As a new Criminal Investigator Don was tasked with being the sponsor for my family when we arrived in Okinawa. Even though he was on an unaccompanied tour and really had no idea what to do with a family he took the task and made us feel like we were at home. When assigned as the duty investigator at Camp Foster for the first time and receiving a duty call off base I called Don, who was the duty investigator at Camp Hansen for advice. I had no idea where I was going since the call was off base and somewhere north of Kadena Air Base. Don, being the person he is, took the call and headed south to find out the location of the incident. After driving for awhile Don arrived at the scene which was located at Kadena Circle. Instead of being angry that I was a lot closer and should have taken the call he took care of the incident and explained the geography of Okinawa. I will never forget his smile, laugh and warmth. He will be missed.

Derreth Painter
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
Don's presence will be surely missed! I am thankful I had the good fortune to have been in the company of and be influenced by such a knowledgeable and kind man. A sad day for the profession. My thoughts and prayer to his family during this most difficult time.

JJ Haight (USMC 1960-64)
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
We'll remember Don in our daily prayers...
May his soul rest in peace.

Semper Fi

JJ

IN GOD WE TRUST

Robert R. Green
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
I am sorry to learn of the death of Don. I knew Don, for a very very long time and shall always remember him. He was a great Marine and friend and I will miss him. May God bless his soul and complete all his wishes.

Robert R. Green
San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines

Karen Clark - Arkansas State Police / AAPP
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
This news was very sad and extremely hard to believe. Don was a good friend to everyone he met and I feel honored to have known him. He will be missed and especially in the polygraph profession. God bless all of his family and the many friends he made over the years. Rest in peace, Don.

Charles Barrett
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
To the Weinstein family: My deepest condolences for your loss. Don was a true pro and gentleman. It was my honor to know him. You are in my prayers.

Steve Gille
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
Wow, what a life to remember. Don always took the time to help. I somehow memorized all the correct names of every single part of the polygraph instrument to get a "Go" for the parts-is-parts test when I first met him going to polygraph school in 1988. He will be missed, but never forgotten. I still get a smile just thinking about some of the great conversations I could always depend on when running into him. Thank you Don. My condolences and prayers go to his family for the loss of a truly spirited, smart, and dedicated man.

Darcy Verschuure Cocozza
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
I was saddened to hear of Don's passing...I had the pleasure of meeting him back in 1973 when I was first stationed in Albany Georgia...he was such a good and decent man, funny and a wonderful friend. I have many happy memories of him that I will cherish...My condolences to his entire family..
Semper Fi,
Darcy Verschuure Cocozza

Brock & Susan Butterfield
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
Don,

You were an inspiration to everyone you met. Whenever the Defense Investigative Service needed a polygraph helping hand, you were there.
Your sense of humor, professional intuition, and skill in dealing with people
will leave a void in our ranks that will go unfilled.

Bob and Kitty Cole
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
we are going to miss you. you were a true friend and a lot of fun. our sympathy to your family. go in peace.

Raymond W. Collier
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
I have known Don for over 29 years, and he was always soft spoken, but it carried a lot of weight. He was someone you sought counsel from and looked up to. Don, you will be truly missed. Take your rest my friend.

Greg Janz
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
Don - throughout the years was responsible for molding those in the USMC, CID and polygraph program. May he rest in peace and my prayers are with his family. Thank you for sharing him with us. Semper Fi

Walt Greene
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
My sincere heartfelt condolences to Don's family. He will be missed professionally and personally by so very many, and his legacy will be felt for a very long time to come.

Richard Jenkins
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
I did not serve with Don but I feel like I new him through the Botherhood of the Marine Corps. Rest in peace my Brother.

Semper Fi
LCpl Richard "Jenks" Jenkins
1959-1965

Larry Groseclose
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
I was stunned to hear of Don's passing. He was a dear friend and colleague. This world has been greatly diminished by this loss. He was a true professional and a real gentleman at all times.

Terry Proper, CWO3 (Ret), 5811/5821, 1971-2003
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
I want to express my deepest sympathy to Don's family. May God bring you peace. I served with Don several times throughout my career. He was an awesome Marine whom we all admired and respected very much. We will miss him. I'm certain he has joined those Marines who went before us to guard the Gates of Heaven. God's blessings. Semper Fidelis.

Jeff Rodriguez
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
Thank you for your life of service. Rest peacefully Marine.

Semper Fidelis

Jacque Antrobus
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
I met Don in 2000, and could always count on him for a smile and kind word. My sympathies and prayers to the Weinstein family as they step through the challenges of saying goodbye to someone so dear to them.

Mark DeRosia (Former GySgt USMC, CID)
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
I also did not know Don, but did hear his name often during my career. As I understand things, Don stood for integrity in all of his endeavors. I know that his passing has caused much sadness among family, friends, and those he worked with. Have faith that Don is with our Father and beginning a new career in Heaven! Rest in peace Don.

Steve Keough, S/A NCIS Ret, LCDR USNR Ret
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Don will be remembered as a true friend and consumate gentleman. His contributions to the Corps and the Polygraph community will last forever, what a tremendous legacy. He left an indullable impression on my life. Farewell my brother. Fair winds and following seas. I am sure you received the reception that only you deserved by hundreds of thousands of fellow Marines who went before you to prepare a place for you and welcome you home. Rest in peace my friend you have definately earned it. Semper Fi
To Dons family, words can not express the grief and loss that I know you feel. Please take comfort in knowing that Don is at peace. He may not be with you in presence but he will always be with you in spirit. May God bless each of you and give you the strength to cope with your loss.

Dick Dinse
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
The year that we served together at the CID in Okinawa was a fond memory for me because of the lives you touched with your kindness, your wit, and your compassion. A great Marine who made a difference during his journey here, now an angel in heaven and sharing the glories of life eternal. An honor to have met you Don if even for a short while. My deepest sympathy to your entire family for their loss. Sempr Fi, brother.

William Tuey
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Don will be missed by many people, among them are polygraph examiners world wide. His contributions to the industry were a labor of love, and dedication. You will truly be missed, and remembered by all. God Bless you in your journey, and your family while dealing with your loss.

Cyrus & Arlene Hutchison
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
It was not only a pleasure but an honor to have met, served with and known a man like Don. Don was the true meaning of gentleman, friend and Marine. He was considerate, kind and loyal. He will never be forgotten and will greatly be missed by all who ever knew him. God Bless you Don, Rest in Peace my friend. Prayers go out to his wife Paula and Don's family with our deepest sympathy from my wife Arlene and myself.
At ease Marine your work is done here, you are home with God.
Semper Fi! (Saluting you)
Cyrus and Arlene Hutchison

MSgt Larry V. Jones USMC (Ret.)
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Don and I served together with the USMC CID, both as Criminal Investigators and Polygraph Examiners. Naturally, I followed Don's post-retirement career through his decades at USAMPS, DODPI and DACA, via conversations with him at our annual APA seminars. Don's passing is indeed a tremendous shock. I'm sure Don is now guarding the gates as he awaits his friend's arrivals. He was always a great friend as well as the ultimate professional. His family should be assured his life has great meaning to all of us who knew him as a friend and co-worker.

Jim Elmore
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Don was a great friend and will be greatly missed by me. He was a true professional of our profession. Don was always there for anyone who needed help with anything. My thoughts and prayers are with Paula and family.

Jim Elmore

Kamal Beyohlow
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Very sad. I will always cherish his memory, his kindness, and his caring for people. A truly outstanding American has gone. Pls pass my deepest condolences to his wife and family and tell them that Don will live in my memory forever. God bless them and may God open the gates of heaven to my friend Don.

Edward Hoffman
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
A truly great man, mentor, comrade, and above all a great friend has been lost. Rest in peace Don! Semper Fi!

Cazandra N. Ackvan
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
My sympathies go out to the Weinstein family given their recent loss. Don was a kind, genuine, and exceptional man who for many of us not only served as a mentor but also truly as a role model. Don, know that you will always remain in our memories and prayers.

Micky Boettger
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the Weinstein family. This world and the polygraph profession have lost an icon that will not be forgotten. Until we meet again...

Micky Boettger

Terry Rosales
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
I first met Don in January 1995 @DoDPI, he was my physiology instructor. We continued to have contact via the polygraph community throughout the years. I came to NCCA in July 2006 and had the pleasure of working with Don on a daily basis. I miss seeing your smiling face and your daily greeting of "T". Thank you for making me an honorary Marine and trusting me with the yearly cake cutting duty on the Marines Birthday.

To Don's family, may God provide you enough strength to face these difficult times, although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer

Robert Gilford
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
I will remember Don as someone who was easy to approach and willing to help those who requested his advice. I was saddened to hear that he is gone. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Don Schupp
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Don will be truly missed. I first met him 25 years ago when he was my mentor in polygraph school. If it were not for him, I am not sure I would have been able to make it through the school. He saw something in me that I did not realize was there. With his help, I grew to love this profession! He continued as a friend all of these years and I pray he rests in peace.

Wayne Browning
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
I first met Don in the early 1970's. We played golf a few times and I quickly learned he was a man to be respected and to learn from. Over the years of my career, I eventually worked with many people that Don trained. His name was synonymous with excellence in the polygraph field. I looked through the submitted pictures and saw many good friends. The pictures and writen condolences here just scratch the surface of the truly amazing life Don lived. My thoughts and prayers are with Don's family and many friends, to help all through this difficult time. I know Don would just say "I did my duty". We all know he did much more than that. Rest in peace and Semper Fi Don!

Ed and Joyce Sneed
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Don, you will be missed by more than you would ever believe, you have touched so many. You were a true friend and a great coworker, I can not express the joy I had working with you over the years. Our sympathy to your family and may GOD fill their hearts with the knowledged that you are now at peace. We love you and will miss you.

Ed and Joyce Sneed


David W. Marston
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Don Weinstein was a good human being, a great Marine and an outstanding and respected Marine Corps Criminal Investigator. All of us who knew and loved him will miss Don.

Don, one day we will all we will meet for that big CID Reunion in heaven. Be forever vigilant looking for each of us when our time comes, as we shall all meet again!

We love you Brother!

David W. Marston
MSgt. USMC Retired

Gary Schmidt CWO2(Ret) 5805/5822/5821
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
My deepest condolences to the family. Don will be missed by all who knew him in any capacity. Don you will always be with us.

Bob WATSON, GYSGT Ret, Chief Criminal Invest, Cherry Point,N.C
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
To the family & Love ones, I met Don once during my time in the Marine Corps, 1960-1980. He was a Great Marine and One of the Best Polygraph Operators the Corps was Proud to have. Sorry for your loss, but feel assured Don is keeping his Marine Corps Training in tact and leading the way in Heaven. "God Bless", SemperFi.

Melanie Javens
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
My prayers go out to Don's family. He was a wonderful man and will be missed very much in the polygraph community. Unfortunately I will not be able to make the service but have thought of his smiling face often since I heard the terrible news yesterday. He was like a father figure to me when I started working with polygraphers 23 years ago! He was one of the nicest men I ever met!

Ron Olive
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Don will be sorely missed by everyone who touched his life. I am one of those who had the great fortune to meet him, become good friends and will never forget him. Don was a Marines Marine and loved the Corps. The stickers on his vehicle left no doubt about who he was or what branch of the military he served.
Semper Fi my friend and rest in peace, for you are now in the hands of God.

Ron Olive

Earl Taylor
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Don was a good friend and always had time to talk when I visited DoDPI. Later after being assigned to DoDPI I came to realize Don always had a smile and kind word for everyone. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. May God watch over the family in their time of sorrow.

Clint Shahan
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
There's not a Marine Corps birthday that goes by that I don't think of Don.
True definition of Brothers in Arms is to know Don. Rest in peace my friend.

Gary Moore
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
On behalf of the U.S. Secret Service Polygraph Program, I offer our heartfelt condolences to Don's family during this difficult time. Don was a very good friend to our agency and our program and will be greatly missed.

Ameed Sad
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
It was my honor to know Don and learn from him. My deepest condolences for the Weinstein family.

Gene & Dotti Godfrey
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Don. I knew Don as a Marine, Investigator, Polygraph Examiner, but most of all Friend. I'll always remember his kindness and willing to help others. He was a true professional and will be missed by all who knew him. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family. Rest in peace my friend.

Gene & Dotti Godfrey

Keith Hedges
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
The contact I had with Don was minimal but he always impressed me by his honesty and I especially appreciated his encouragement before speaking at APA. I depended on Don every year and he never let me down. Semper Fi Don - Keith

Ned Whiting
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Like Terry, I first met Don in January 1995 while a student at DoDPI. Because of him, he helped me learn the anatomy of a synapse; understand the creation and transmission of action potentials; and understand the difference between "Parasympathetic" and "Sympathetic" nervous systems. His dedication and tireless work with the American Polygraph Association and the Federal Polygraph Continuing Education Program no doubt helped make our profession much better and answer the challenges of our critics. Mostly, I remember him greeting me with "NedtheFed" and his warm smile. My sincere condolences go out to his family and friends. Don, thank you for your loyal service to the polygraph profession, the U.S. Government, and to the United States. We are that much safer because of your teachings and being a mentor to so many. I guess the highest compliment I can make is to travel to Columbia, SC tomorrow from Maryland to pay my respects and wish you farewell. It is the least I can do for a hero and polygraph legend to so many.

Richard A. Sutherland, Sr. Marine Criminal Investigator 1974-78
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
My prayers go out to the family and friends of a class act, who honorably did
justice to the name MARINE. I am honored to have served in the same field, at CLNC with the likes of Spain, Watson, Green, Amidon, Nall, Slagle, Perry.......Semper Fi

Nate Gordon
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
I had the pleasure of serving on the APA Board with Don. I respected his wisdom and insight. He was a great asset to our profession and will be greatly missed. My prayers and thoughts are with his family. May he rest in peace.

Ken and Katie Baldwin
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Our sympathy and condolences go out to the Weinstein family... Our heartfelt congratulations on his promotion after such a full life that has
obviously touched so very many. Semper Fidelis~

Wallace & Angie Woodworth
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
I worked with Don for under 3 years before he retired providing IT support. He was very kind and humble (especially since he and computers didn't get always get along). We may have lost a marine, but heaven gained an angel! Your family is in our prayers, we will miss you!

marine mom - Semper Fidelis "Tex"

Glenn & Suzi Powell
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
Don was a true friend and the consummate professional in every aspect of his being. Our country and especially the polygraph profession are all the better for his having been a part of it. May we all find some solace in his memory. Like Jimmy Stewart in A Wonderful Life, Don would be amazed at all of the lives he has touched.

Ellen Castles & Front Staff (Three Rivers Medical Associates/PHPP)
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.

Daryl Horton
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
Although I only knew Don for a short time while working at the National Center for Credibility Assessment, Don made a big impression on me. Having recently separated from the Marine Corps, Don and many of the other retired Marines working at the National Center for Credibility Assessment took me under their wing and showed me how to carry myself as a civilian Marine, giving real meaning to the phrase Semper Fidelis. I often stopped in to check on our oldest Marine just to hear what he had say in the hopes of learning more from him. Don will be missed. My prayers and my respect go out to his family. Semper Fi!

Gary Cooper
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
Don, was truly a fantastic person and a great American patriot. I enjoyed his friendship very much. He was an excellent colleague at DoDPI. The entire polygraph community will sorely miss him. My deepest sympathy to all of Don's family.

Celeste Scott
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
I worked for Don from 2004 until his retirement as his Admin Asst. and he was truly a great supervisor, a very caring person who new his craft WELL (Polygraph/Physiology, among other things). He was also quite the wit! He was a stellar example of what good leaders are made of. As everyone here has so consistently expressed Don had one of the warmest and kindest spirit. Truly genuine. While working outside his office one of the many things I will remember about him is his signature greeting while speaking with someone on the phone, "How can I help you my friend". He had a great rapport with everyone. He cared about people and would go out his way to assist you in every way possible. He was SELFLESS. I will forever miss his infectious smile and kind spirit.

Carlos Molina
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
I am sorry to hear of Don's passing. I served with Don in Vietnam in 1968 in Delta Company 9th Engineers USMC. I lost contact with him after Vietnam. He was a great guy back then, and from reading everyone's comments I see that he kept up his great tradition. My sincere condolences to his loved ones.

Pat Cooper, USMC 9th Eng Bn '65-'68, RVN 6/66-1/68
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013

RIP Don and sincere condolences to your family. S/F, Ol'Coop

Jim and Patricia Padgett
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
Don was a good friend and we will sorely miss him. He was a professional in any sense of the word and the polygraph community was fortunate to have him grace our presence. We will miss you Don...God Speed!

Wendy Hauser
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
Don was a wonderful person - caring and compassionate. Since first meetingt in January 1989 at DODPI, I appreciated his insight into "this polygraph thing." He was a great mentor to everyone he met. My heartfelt condolences to the Weinstein family.

June Swann
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
Paula and family, our prayers and thoughts are with you. Don was a kind and generous man who brought our sister a long-awaited and much deserved love. May God bring you comfort and sweet memories at this time. We love you.

John Lowe
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
I never met anyone who had a negative thing to say about Don. I don’t know how he did it but Don had the unique ability to make you feel comfortable and important whenever you spoke with him. He will be truly missed and what a terrific example that he left for the rest of us to follow.

Tom Flannery, MSgt, USMCR (Ret), Criminal Investigator
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
It was an honor to know Don and my sympathy and condolences go out to his family. Don was one who never once forgot that he was a Marine and I cherished his friendship. He will be sorely missed. Semper Fidelis my friend.

Major John A. Steward Jr
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
I had the privilege to have Don working for me. He was a Marine who you could depend upon to complete any assignment without supervision. I was
sorry to hear of his passing. He was a great Marine and a good friend.
Semper Fi John

Ron McCollum
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
May God be with your family at this time of loss. May those whom do not know Christ as their Lord accept him and join you on High. Semper Fi!

Craig Hutzell
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
The many condolences and memories left in this column are a testament to all the lives and careers that Don touched. It is no bigger complement in passing than to be known as a brave, loving and honorable man. Anyone who has worked with Don would agree. My sympathies go out to his family in the loss of this wonderful man.

Sgt Ray Caouette
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
Semper Fi Brother. I did not know Don but I served in the 9th and in Nam. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family.

Tim Madden
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
Don was one of a kind and I admired him greatly

Connie Johnson
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
God's peace and comfort be with Don's family and friends. Don was kind and always willing to answer a question and provide insight. A true gem within the polygraph community - he will be missed but always remembered fondly.

Venecca Green Mason
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
I worked with Don at DoDPI when it was located on Ft. McClelland in Anniston, Alabama. He was always a class act. Don was passionate about our profession becoming the best it could be. He will definitely be missed.

Joe & Torie Champion
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
God bless your family. From a fellow Marine and Polygraph Examiner, Thank you for a life spent for the good of others.

Florida Polygraph Association
   Posted Fri January 11, 2013
Please pass on our condolences to Don's family and friends. Don was loved by all members of the FPA, which he was also a member of, and his expertise in the profession will be greatly missed.

Stephanie Menges
   Posted Fri January 11, 2013
Dear Paula and family,

I am praying for peace and strength for all of you at this difficult time.
Sincerely,
Stephanie

CWO5 Ken Morris USMC, Retired
   Posted Fri January 11, 2013
Although I did not serve with Don, I was well acquainted with him and had many wonderful discussions concerning USMC. Don's reputation as the consummate professional and role model was universally known and highly respected. We can all look back and see Don' influence, not only on the USMC, but throughout the law enforcement community. Life is about making a difference and he made a difference in many people's lives. "Job well done Marine" you will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace.

Michael Chimarys, NCIS, Special Agent (Ret.)
   Posted Mon January 14, 2013
I have had the pleasure of knowing, learning from, working with and being a friend of Don Weinstein. Don loved and cared about his family, Corps, country, friends and our polygraph profession. My prayers go out to his beloved family whom Don always spoke about proudly.

Angela Cherry
   Posted Tue January 15, 2013
Don - was the man. He will truly be missed by me. He would always say how are you doing "smiley." I missed those words already. Don was a very kind and loving person. Never spoke a negative word about anyone. He was truly a joy to be around. In his last days, I visited with him, he remained positive. Don you will be forever loved and missed by many. You are at peace now.

For the family: May God comfort and give you all the strength to continue going on. That is what Don would have wanted. Don is at peace now. May God bless you all.

William "Bill" Letarte
   Posted Wed January 16, 2013
Serve with Don with the 9th Engineer Battalion in Vietnam.

Semper Fi

Bill Letarte, Ret USMC

IN GOD WE TRUST

Bob Busby
   Posted Fri January 18, 2013
Remembering old soldiers like SA Donald-Weinstein...those who worked with us in CID, attended CID school and in this case later polygraph by CID and then a life in the Marines and AFOSI...the life and times of us...Don was at the polygraph school when my wife Ann ran the support staff there, saw him many times at the office and parties back in the early mid to late 80s.

CW Fox Col USAF (Ret)
   Posted Tue January 22, 2013
Don was the epitome of "Service before self". I am humbled to have been one of his students at DODPI when I attended. I am grateful to have known him. Semperi Fi my dear friend

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