Lyneth Diane Soinski

lyneth soinski
Lyneth Diane Soinski, 81, of Reston, Virginia, died peacefully in her sleep on December 16, 2021.

Lyn was born November 30, 1940, in Toledo, Ohio, to Aloysius (Ollie) J. and Joan L. (Jachimiak) Soinski. She was a 1958 graduate of Central Catholic High School and 1962 graduate of Mary Manse College, both in Toledo. Lyn was an elementary school teacher, having taught first at public schools in Kettering, Ohio, and later at Our Lady of Good Counsel School in Vienna, Virginia. She loved helping children learn, and often would tell stories of the funny things her students said. After her retirement as a teacher, Lyn worked in a law office and also as a teacher’s aide assisting with autistic children.

Lyn is survived by three sons: Matthew D. (Kelly) Banks, of Springfield, Virginia; Michael J. Banks of Reston, and Joseph S. (Erika) Banks, of Richmond, Virginia. Also surviving are grandchildren Beau Banks, Emma, Aodhan and Enda Banks; Erin (Jason) Potter and Hilary (Robert) Skoog; Brendan, Meaghan and Erin Neary; and great-grandchildren Tyler, Hazel and Amelia Potter. In addition to her parents, Lyn was pre-deceased by a precious grandson, Liam Banks.

Lyn spent a lifetime trying to live in concert with God’s will. She prayed every day and she tried to avoid situations that were not pleasing to God. She faithfully attended church, prayed her Rosary, prayed for her family, and asked a blessing for safe travel every time she got in a car. Lyn loved music, especially Il Volo, and was enamored with the music her sons made too. One would hear the Kingston Trio blasting from the stereo when it came time for house cleaning when Lyn was a young mom.

God was Lyn’s first priority, and her faith was constant, strong and evident. But her devotion to her children and her grandchildren was equally prominent in her life. She wanted her three boys and their children to walk in the light, and she relied on her faith to guide her as a mother.

Lyn also loved her Washington Football Team, to the point that the Rosary was out during the playoffs just to give the team a little edge.

Lyn’s grandparents came to America from Poland and she grew up in a Polish neighborhood. She was proud of her Polish heritage and the Polish language could be heard around the kitchen table at her mother’s house when the family would visit during summers. Lyn beamed with pride taking on the Polish moniker of Busia when her first grandchild was born. From that day forward, Lyn was everyone’s Busia. Some probably never knew her real name.

A Requiem Mass will be said on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, 6420 Linway Terrace, McLean, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial gifts be made to the charity of one’s choice.

God bless Busia and everyone she touched.

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