He served on the board of Rolls Royce and many government advisory committees and was awarded the CBE for services to industry.
Former Great Britain goalkeeper Neil May writes: "I first met Don in 1951 when he saw me keeping goal for my school team and invited me to join his club Barking. After four successful seasons playing behind Don, who was a very fine defender, I was invited to join the Poly and it was Don who convinced me to make the move.
"Don was one of our greatest refs. At the Moscow Olympics, he refereed the semi-final when the USSR beat the mighty Hungarian team 5-4 before going on to beat Yugoslavia for the gold medal. He coached Shiverers, as well as Great Britain under-21s and seniors.
"Don was always a huge supporter of the Poly, playing a huge part in the polo team's success in the 1970s and 1980s when he introduced Len Hatton to the club. Len became President and a very generous benefactor - with his backing, we were able to stage European Cup groups at Crystal Palace in 1972, 1973 and 1976."
Many former players attended the funeral, which took place in Brighton on 20 April. BWPL was represented by former NWPL chairman Stephen Baker.