Monday, 27 March 2017 15:33

Remembering Haig H. Pakradooni III, Class of 1979

Haig H. Pakradooni III of Virginia Beach died March 14, 2017, in Norfolk.

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1934, the son of the late Marguerite Stitizer and Haig H. Pakradooni, Jr.  He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Brown University, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Business Administration degree from Old Dominion University.

Mr. Pakradooni retired from the United States Navy in 1988 with the rank of Captain after 31 years of active duty serving as a Surface Warfare Officer.  His sea duty was primarily in destroyers including command of one.  Shore duty included the Naval War College, the National War College, ten years in Washington at the Pentagon and the Bureau of Naval Personnel, three years as Commanding Officer of Naval Station Norfolk, and several years on the staff of the U.S. Atlantic Command in Norfolk.  His post Naval career included financial positions with the City of Norfolk, Waste Management, Inc, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, and as the CFO for the National Maritime Center Authority and project manager for the development and construction of Nauticus.

His primary post retirement volunteer activities included serving as a Master Docent at the Chrysler Museum of Arts and various staff positions in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

He is survived by his wife Sylvia Hester Old Pakradooni; his son, Mark B. Pakradooni of Augusta, GA, daughter-in-law Judy Kallay Pakradooni, and two grandchildren, Megan Elizabeth and Rebecca Kallay; his stepdaughter, Hester Old Sullivan, her husband, Anthony; a stepdaughter-in-law, Nancy Old; and three step-grandchildren.

The Office of the Burial of the Dead was held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Norfolk on March 18, 2017. A Celebration of Life was held at Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay in Trinity Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Endowment, 201 St. Paul’s Blvd., Norfolk 23510 or to The Westminster-Canterbury Foundation Fellowship Fund, 3100 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.

Obituary Courtesy of Virginian-Pilot.

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