Bonnie Barit

bonnie barit
Bonnie Barit, died on Monday, May 10, 2010 at her residence in McLean, Va., beloved wife of Dennis Findley; devoted mother of Tillman and Stirling Findley; daughter of Margheritta Allardice; sister of Bruce and Robert Barit, niece of Edwin Tillman Stirling and Genevieve Stirling, cousin of Frida Burling and a host of other relatives. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Francis Episcopal Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, Va., 22066 Attn: Special Music Programs.

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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  1. I remember the day when Bonnie sat in our little software support group and fielded incoming phone calls from customers. She took the time to learn the ropes, conversed with the customers, and set the HP example that no job was beneath a manager in her position. They say that you may not remember verbatim a person’s words, but you will always remember how a person’s word or action made you feel. How true was it on this day, being in the presence of Bonnie, an upper level manager, who taught me an important lesson in managing – to never expect an employee to do a task that you are not willing to do yourself. And she did it with grace (never letting on to the customer who she really was and her position within HP). She may not have remembered me, but I will always remember her and the day she spent in our department. Respectfully submitted, Heidi B. Reslow HP 1982-1987, Lexington/Andover

  2. To all of Bonnie’s family, I was so saddened to hear about Bonnie’s passing. I had the opportunity to work with her in various capacities while we were both in the Rockville office for many years. I remember her energy and commitment, and most of all the love she had for her 2 sons. May God bless you all and may she be in peace. Sincerely Dale Carlson-Bebout

  3. We express our sincere condolences in the loss of such a beautiful woman and mother. We had the joy of getting to know Bonnie as we watched our children (Tillman and Megan) grow together throughout their elementary school years at NPS. We will always remember her as a kind, gentle, caring, witty, inteligent and fun-loving woman! Bonnie always exhibited a gentle spirit with a sparkling smile and twinkle in her eye. She continusouly expressed her love and support for her family. In deepest sympathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Where to start? Many tears being shed right now for someone who was a big part of my life for many years. I truly regret not remaining a part of her life after she and my Father divorced. I have some great memories that will stay with me forever. Bonnie you are in Heaven now with Sasha. I’m sure she greeted you with a big sloppy wet kiss, wagging tale and more fur to knit with. God Bless your family and may they have peace knowing you were deeply loved.

  5. As a new manager at HP some 25 years ago, we had few women who were considered role models and mentors. Luckily, I came to know Bonnie in the early years and learned the value of hard work, commitment, laughter, and a genuine concern for others. She did her best to hide her sensitive side,but she would knowingly share this side when she knew it was important and the right thing to do. I hope that she is in peace and my heartfelt sympathies are extended to her entire family. Bonnie will be missed by many.

  6. Bonnie and I worked together at HP in the Quality organization. We did QMS reviews together. I have a fond memory of going shopping in Tokyo with Bonnie and Dennis, at a small store she dug up that made Western-style clothing out of old Kimonos. Bonnie helped me pick out a jacket for my wife … and my wife treasures that jacket to this day. Bonnie will be missed.

  7. Bonnie was the planning lead on my staff at HP. She was very driven and good at pulling together a team to meet a common objective. We had a lot of good times at HP and she will be missed by all her co-workers. Her family will remain in my prayers.

  8. Dennis and boys – I am so heartbroken for you and the rest of the family. Bonnie took me under her wing and invested so much in mentoring me… very early in my career. I will never forget her… and I will miss her.

  9. Bonnie was a brilliant woman… she taught me a lot about taking pride in my work, commitment to quality, and thinking bigger than whatever problem was in front of me. Her contributions to my professional development have truly helped me get to where I am. Thank you Bonnie – you will never be forgotten!

  10. Bonnie was such an amazing person and a joy to be around. She loved the boys with all her heart and our prayers are with them and Dennis now in this trying time. She will be missed by many.

  11. Bonnie i Have known you since 1985 when I first became a consulting Manager for NJA. You at the time were the Area Manager for the Northeast and always provided me input on how to get results and focus on the people we manage. You will be miss and certainly help me in my career. God bless you and your young family! Greg

  12. To Bonnie’s Family, I did not know Bonnie well, but worked with her a few times at HP and have been connected with her professionally via LinkedIn and PMI. She was very knowledgeable and fun to work with and I am sure she will be very much missed by her friends, family and many former PMI and HP colleagues. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Kristi Iverson, formerly with HP Services

  13. I was in FCMOM with her. I didn’t know her personally but she was very nice. My heart goes out to her family and close friends, during this difficult time.

  14. I had many very interesting conversations with Bonnie on quality and on management. She inspired me and she had my deepest respect. We were in some great quality meetings together. I particularly remember those late evening business dinners with Bonnie and others, and all the “problems” we would solve. Bonnie always seemed to have the clearest solutions. I miss her. My sincerest sympathies to her family.

  15. Bonnie was the first woman manager to take me under her wing at HP. She was always gracious and willing to help. What a wonderful role model and I appreciated her willingness to mentor and assist others when it was not always the popular thing to do. Bonnie did not let much of anything stop her. She was a powerful woman. I am lucky to have known her. God bless her family and may her boys know that the world is a better place because of their mother.

  16. I didn’t know Bonnie well, but we had a few very good conversations particularly before and after our retirments from HP in 2005. She had a widom that I sappreciated and was prgmatic too. She will be missed RIP

  17. To Bonnie’s family I send my sincere condolences. I have known Bonnie since we were schoolmates in high school at Grosse Pointe University School, Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Bonnie was a special young woman: serious student, beautiful singing voice, cheerleader, flute player, and my friend. I am saddened and feel the loss of our beautiful Bonnie. Sandy Fleming, GPUS 1967.

  18. I met Bonnie Barit through our volunteering at the local chapter of the Project Management Institute. I enjoyed seeing Bonnie at events and talking about business and life in general. Bonnie was very generous with her time and sharing her knowledge. In particular, Bonnie shared many experience and stories from her time at HP. She was clearly an accomplished, experienced businesswoman. Bonnie loved her family dearly and I enjoyed her friendship. She will be missed.

  19. To Bonnie’s Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Bonnie through boot camp in the mornings and enjoyed knowing her. My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family.

  20. To all who have written and will visit this site to write of their experiences and memories of my wife, Bonnie Barit, thank you so very much. Some of you I know, some I have met once or twice and some not at all, but the stories I have read all share a common theme, that she made a difference in your lives. I very much enjoyed reading them and I am sharing them with family and friends. From me, our sons, Tillman and Stirling, and the rest of her family, a very heartfelt thank you. Dennis Findley

  21. With great sadness, I learn of Bonnie’s passing. We sang together, long ago and far away, at Christ Church, Grosse Pointe, when we were kids. Thinking of you and your children this first Christmas since she passed. I remember her sparkling eyes and wonderful sense of humor, especially when we got into trouble. And am hoping you are able to think of many fun moments, too. I’m sorry I never got to meet you but take good care, and enjoy these holidays. She’s with you. She’s never far away, ever. Johanne Holt McIvor

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