Jason Marcus Hirschfeld

by | Feb 2, 2023 | Obituaries

Norfolk—Jason Marcus Hirschfeld passed away unexpectedly early Saturday, January 28, 2023 at the age of 48.

Jason was an award-winning photographer of 20 plus years covering everything from NASCAR to Olympians, to past and sitting presidents and pretty much anything else in between, with a special penchant for sports photography. Native to Portsmouth, Va., he worked for The Virginian-Pilot, The Associated Press and had recurring bylines for such entities as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Getty Images and ESPN, to name a few. He was a mentor to many, whether it was through his passions for photography or sports and he loved a good story, especially when it involved good people, good food or a good game.

He is preceded in death by his father Richard Hirschfeld, his paternal grandparents Gene and Mary Hirschfeld and his maternal grandfather Stanley Bangel.

Jason is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Michelle; their daughter Caylee, with whom he shared a love of music and UNO; their son Ethan, to whom he passed on his affinity for baseball and basketball; their beloved chocolate lab Kirby aka “The Moose”; his dear mother Karen Bangel; his maternal grandmother Frances Bangel; brothers and their wives, Kevin and Shelby Hirschfeld, Mark and Kim Milby, Eric and Megan Milby and Todd and Shannon Hirschfeld; in-laws Roy and Brenda Matejcek; brother-in-law Brent Matejcek; sister-in-law Crystal Matejcek and her husband Danny Maxwell; and nieces and nephews, Tanner, Lexi, Lanie, Jack, Nick, Ella, Maggie, Sarah, Tenley, Emilie, Afton, Asher, Tristyn and Bryce; as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends.

A Graveside service was conducted at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk. Online condolences may be shared with the family at hdoliver.com. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.