Donald E. Craig – Commander, United States Navy

From a contemporary press report:

Donald E. Craig, 74, a retired Navy Commander who started two consulting businesses in Springfield, died October 9, 1999 at Inova Fairfax Hospital cardiac arrest.

Mr. Craig, a Springfield resident for three decades, retired from the Navy in 1967. He was a gunnery officer during the Korean War and received a Bronze Star with Combat “V.”

From 1970 to 1990, he founded and was president of two now-defunct, Springfield-based management consulting businesses specializing in computers, American Planning Corp. and Hitech of Virginia.

During the mid-1960s, he worked in the Navy Department's bureau of ships.

Mr. Craig was born in Sidney, Nebraska, and in 1949 graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. In 1954, he received a master's degree in naval architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Jeanne H. Craig, of Springfield; two daughters, Barbara C. Woods of Kensington and Susan J. Sawyer of Fairfax Station; a sister; and two grandchildren.


On Saturday, October 9, 1999, at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, husband of Jeanne H. Craig; father of Susan Craig Sawyer and Barbara Craig Woods; and brother of Joshua W. Craig; grandfather of Jason and Erin Sawyer. Private interment Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to INOVA Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church, VA 22046.


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