January 6, 1989
DR. DAVID CRACOVANER
NEWPORT NEWS – Retired Navy Capt. David J. Cracovaner, 88, died today in Riverside Regional Medical Center.
A native of New York City, he had been a resident of the Peninsula for 31 years. Dr. Cracovaner was a graduate of Columbia University. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Virginia Medical School in 1927 after which he joined the U.S. Navy where he served for 30 years.
During World War II, he was assigned to the 2nd Marine Division when it was engaged in the battles of Tarawa, Saipan and Tinian.
After his retirement from the Navy, he became assistant medical director at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, serving from 1957 until 1965 and as medical director from 1965 until 1966. He served as associate medical director until 1970. He was the originator and designer of the Radiation Health Program at Newport News Shipbuilding. After leaving the shipyard, he worked for the Hampton Public Health Service.
Survivors include two daughters, seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the University of Virginia Medical School or Riverside Regional Medical Center.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge.
January 8, 1989
DAVID J. CRACOVANER
NEWPORT NEWS – A memorial service for Retired Navy Capt. David J. Cracovaner, 88, who died Friday, Jan. 6, will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Peninsula Funeral Home. The family will receive friends after the service until 1:30 p.m. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the University of Virginia Medical School or to Riverside Regional Medical Center.