Joseph "Joe" Leslie Hoggard
October 21, 1943 - August 27, 2023
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Joseph Leslie Hoggard, a restaurateur who helped bring fine dining to southeastern Virginia in the 1970s and 1980s, died August 27, 2023, at a hospital in Norfolk. He was 79. From 1967 to 2000 he owned Ships Cabin restaurant in Norfolk’s East Ocean View, where he earned a reputation as an innovator with food, wine…

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Pam Crump Brown left a message on October 8, 2023:
My parents, George and Marj Crump, my brother, ((Rick Crump) and I were great fans of The Ship’s Cabin and Joe. We were there on almost a weekly basis. The food and restaurant was outstanding and always had a great meal. Joe will be greatly missed by all that knew him. RIP Joe!
Sue Nottingham Schiller left a message on September 28, 2023:
I am delighted that I reconnected with Joe. My mother, husband and I enjoyed going to the Ships Cabin to dine and see him in his true element. I will always regret not having the time to visit him the last time I was in Norfolk.
stephen swain left a message on September 9, 2023:
Joe was a great friend. We were in Paris, Aspen and Norfolk over the years and had many past gatherings at Ships Cabin. In Joe's last years my daughter Aubrey and dog Pickles often visited Joe at Lake Taylor Hospital. I know Joe enjoyed their company ! Memory of Joe, Tim McDonnald and my family in Aspen. Joe and Tim were on opposite sides of Ruthies run, both turned to the center simultaneously and huge crash of big guys. Both survived unscathed except for egos. My family and I will miss Joe but will keep great memories. Steve Swain
Kim Baylor left a message on September 9, 2023:
Deep sympathy to the family and many friends of Joe. He will be missed by our dojo members and fortunately we have so many great beautiful memories of Japan trips, SECEP picnics, and delicious dinners at the Ships Cabin. Joe's humor, kindness, and energy brought a joy to us all. Thank you Joe!
Monty Joynes left a message on September 8, 2023:
I recognized the character of Joe Hoggard and Ships Cabin before I created a gourmet column in Metro Magazine with Richard and Mili Bass as restaurant critics. Joe was a unique friend. Our family celebrated my 50th birthday at Ships Cabin; and as a surprise, Joe laid out a red carpet (lined with waitstaff) that led to a curbside limo for a night on the town. I caught Joe at the dishwasher one night, fuming over the waste of bread and butter off plates. His frustration with the waste led to the service of hot baked bread with the unspoken caveat, “Take all you want. Eat all you take.” Joe had a rare kind of genius that contributed to his lasting friendships. What a great guy! Monty Joynes, Founder and Editor of Metro Magazine
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Suzanne Shipp Owens left a message on September 7, 2023:
Dear Janet and family…I send my condolences to you. Joe put up a good fight all these years. May he now rest in peace, as well as you. I empathize with you. I lost my husband in July… May God bless you all.
Suzanne Shipp Owens left a message on September 7, 2023:
Dear Janet and family…I send my condolences to you. Joe put up a good fight all these years…may he now rest in peace, as well as you. I empathize with you. I lost my husband in July… May God bless you all.
Suzanne Shipp Owens left a message on September 7, 2023:
Dear Janet and family…I send my condolences to you. Joe put up a good fight all these years…may he now rest in peace as well as you…I empathize with you. I lost my husband in July… May God bless you all.
John Milleson left a message on September 7, 2023:
Worked for Joe in the 70’s and was a lifelong friend, I owed Joe my start in my career.
Don and Rose Williams left a message on September 7, 2023:
Joe and I spent many hours together with Wayne Brown and others, working on helping Ocean View plan for the future. We met every Sat morning for several years. We enjoyed “the cabin” too on many occasions. Joe was a special person, I also carried a bottle of wine for him all the way to a restaurant owner in Paris. Many good memories. Took him some Doug’s hot dogs, the last time I saw him he said he couldn’t eat them any more. So glad we had that last visit Rest in peace Joe
PHIL D HIGHTOWER left a message on September 7, 2023:
In memory of Joseph "Joe" Leslie Hoggard, PHIL D HIGHTOWER lit a candle
PHIL D HIGHTOWER left a message on September 7, 2023:
I LOVED JOE HOGGARD. HE WAS A GREAT MAN AND I WILL MISS HIM VERY MUCH. GOD BLESS YOU JOE! PHIL HIGHTOWER
Gabbo Galbreath, Suffolk left a message on September 7, 2023:
I offer my condolences to Joe's extended Family and Friends at this time of great loss. May Peace be with you. I have many fond memories of Joe and The Ship's Cabin. He was a 'natural' in that business...the ultimate host...great memory for names...always 'genuine'. May Joe Hoggard rest in Peace.
Ronald Saunders left a message on September 6, 2023:
I wish to offer condolences from the entire Saunders Family, starting with my mother Jo, father John, Jr., sister Dinah Jo (who are now with Joe), brother John III and our extended family members. Joe was a cousin and treasured friend. I last saw Joe at Lake Taylor, and we talked. I have to stop there. Joe did most of his communicating via internet more so through my wife Cecile. Either way it was always good to hear from him. He was special. I am sure God has had a place waiting for Joe. Love to his family,
Mindy Alegre left a message on September 5, 2023:
Dearest Princess… what an initiation to life, Papa Joe gave us… I will never ever ever ever ever forget our experience in the finest wine houses of Italy and France. What an experience! I send all my love to you at this time and tears, and spitting into the spittoons to Papa Joe! ❤️
Debra Graff McLaughlin left a message on September 4, 2023:
Rest in peace dear friend. ❤️
Cremation Society of Virginia left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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