Donald Hague

May 19, 1941April 7, 2021

Donald Hague USN Ret, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 7th, 2021. He was born May 19th, 1941 in Queens, New York to Genevieve and Emil Hague. Donald retired honorably after 20 years in the United States Navy. After Retirement, he started his own company and became an independent contractor for the US Government. He loved to travel the world with his beloved wife, Elizabeth. His second passion was photography and was a member of a local photography club. He served as a volunteer for the Military Aviation Museum for many years.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, loving sisters, Joan Jarman, Maryann Purser and Barbara Ann Segel

He is Survived by his wife, Elizabeth; daughter, Jennifer Pritchard; Brother, George (Jackie); many nieces and nephew; and his beloved German Shepherd, Sasha.

A Celebration of Donald's life will be held Monday, April 12, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, 4889 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach. In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to Hope For Life Rescue, 610 Jack Rabbit Road #1, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.


  • Elizabeth Hague, Wife
  • Jennifer Pritchard, Daughter
  • George (Jackie), Brother
  • Genevieve and Emil Hague, Parents (deceased)
  • Joan Jarman, Sister (deceased)
  • Maryann Purser, Sister (deceased)
  • Barbara Ann Segel, Sister (deceased)
  • He is also survived by many nieces and nephew; and his beloved German Shepherd, Sasha.


  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, April 12, 2021



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Thomas Holston

April 12, 2021

Elizabeth, Jennifer, and Jackie: a smiling face and willing Volunteer at the Military Aviation Museum in Pungo, Don is remembered fondly...we have lost a great friend. As the Aviation family says: Don has flown West. Farewell, shipmate. We have the Watch.

Linda Hayes

April 12, 2021

Elizabeth, I am so sorry to hear about Don. I remember his bright smile and easy conversations with him at our school social events. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Paula Verhine

April 11, 2021

Don served in the Navy with our dad, and he was the best man when our dad and mom got married. He was a great friend. Our deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Paula Verhine, Robert Bessey, and Danielle Kelley

Jennifer Williamson

April 11, 2021

I was so very sorry to hear of Don’s passing ~ sending my condolences to his wife, family & friends. I am grateful to have known Don. I will always remember him fondly, such a kind person. Don was a long time member and an integral part of our Picture This Photography family. He always went out of his way to make everyone who walked through the door feel at home with our club. Don enthusiastically shared his photography wisdom & his beautiful photos, always encouraging us to learn and grow!
Don especially loved to share stories/pics about his family, their travels/adventures, NATURE, and their pets (if my memory serves, boxers at some point, just beautiful), all things nearest and dearest to his heart, may he Rest In Peace.

Jane Smith

April 11, 2021

I can remember the fun times when you Don, Robert and Myself would go out to dinner together or when Don and Robert would play golf. My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. If you need anything Elizabeth, please let me know. Jane

Liz Heischober

April 11, 2021

Elizabeth, we are thinking of you and were so sorry to hear of Don's passing. Our condolences to you, your family and special hugs to Sasha.

Mary Daddio

April 11, 2021

It was my privilege to work with Don both in therapy and to get to know his wonderful work at the Military Aviation Museum. He was an inquisitive soul who enjoyed sharing his vast knowledge and many interests with others. I will think of him when reading about the female aviators at the museum. We will miss this beautiful man who brightened our lives. Condolences to Elizabeth who has been an unfailing support for Don.

Lindsey Watson

April 11, 2021

I met Don through a photography club and always enjoyed hearing his side stories of events and travels. He lived, truly, and was someone who's life I respected and admired. He's an inspiration.

Martha Dennis

April 11, 2021

My late husband, Dave, regularly met with Don for breakfast for many years. He was a good friend and support throughout David’s illness. I’m sorry to learn that he has passed. Fond memories remain. Prayers for his family.

Pamela Jenkins

April 11, 2021

I was just a young kid over 40 years ago when I started working for CACI. Don was one of our warehouse managers. Don made me feel welcome and was always there with answers when I had questions. So was I ever surprised years later when Don walked into our photo club meeting.

And later I found out that my partner, Ray Hart, also knew Don as a customer at Ace Hardware. Good friends just keep showing up in your life in many ways. It’s was a pleasure to have Don as part of ours. My condolences to the family. He will forever be in your heart. ❤️

Pamela Jenkins and Raymond Hart