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Demaine Funeral Home

520 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA

OBITUARY

Rear Admiral Ronald E. Narmi

June 27, 1933May 21, 2019
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Rear Admiral Ronald E. Narmi USN (Ret.) (Age 85) of Alexandria, Virginia passed away in his home on May 21st, 2019. Born on June 27th, 1933, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Ron was the seventh of eleven children born of Mike and Gertrude (Kurtz) Narmi. After graduating from high school, Ron attended Iowa State University, earning his Bachelors of Science in Aeronautical Engineering. He furthered his education by receiving three Master’s degrees: in Physics, Systems Management, and Administration. He was a distinguished graduate, and then Commandant, of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Ron dedicated his career to the service of his country. He served in the Navy for 30 years, receiving fourteen awards and declarations, including: the Air Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, and numerous medals for three service tours in Vietnam. Ron is survived by his sons Michael Narmi of Thayne, WY, Dr. Jeffrey Narmi of Bernville, PA, Christopher Narmi of Lake Worth, Florida, daughter Elizabeth Holliday of Lorton, VA, and five grandchildren. Ron was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Faye (Romer) Narmi. A viewing will be held at Demaine Funeral Home at 520 South Washington St. Alexandria, VA, on Thursday, June 6th from 3 to 5 PM, and 6 to 8 PM. A Catholic Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Fort Belvoir Woodlawn Chapel (North Post) at 10:30AM on Friday, June 7th. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to the Huntington Disease Society, 505 Eighth Ave, Suite 902, New York, NY 10018.

Services

24 October

Graveside Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Arlington National Cemetery

1 Memorial Ave
Arlington, VA 22211

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, June 6, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, June 6, 2019
  • Mass of The Resurrection Friday, June 7, 2019

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Rear Admiral Ronald E. Narmi

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gerald Doempke

June 6, 2019

RADM Narmi (I still can't call him "Ron") was my first plane commander. I prefer to call him "Skipper" as also my former commanding officer. I was his tactical navigator for two years, which was an honor, because he was meticulous, and expected the best. He was a class act, and I learned many subtle lessons from serving on his crew, and under his command. I will miss his presence, but my mind's eye still sees him. RIP, Skipper.

Maura Nankervis

May 30, 2019

Thank you Admiral Narmi , had it not been for you I would never have met my husband. You and Faye took us under your wings and supported my husband's career as well as my job as a Navy Wife. I will be forever indebted to you. Fair Winds and Following Seas.

William Florence

May 27, 2019

My first meeting with Ron Narmi was when he welcomed me into the St Martin's Military History Club in 1999. He was one of the founding fathers of the Club and went out of his way to make everyone feel welcome and a valued member. Always enjoyable were the fun filled parties he and his wife Faye so graciously hosted at their home for the Military History Club gang prior to our "summer breaks." I admired and respected his sincerity as a friend and his grace and humble dignity in serving as the Club's president for a number of years. The monthly Club meetings were the highlight of the month for myself and many others. His zest for life was manifested by his skydiving adventure at the venturesome age of 84. Ron was a remarkable guy and will be dearly missed.

Barbara Coladonato

May 27, 2019

I worked with Ron at The Bloomsburg Hospital. He always had a smile on his face, a spring in his step, and a story to tell. May God bless all of his family. Words cannot express how wonderful a man he was. He and Faye are together again and having the time of their lives. He will be in all our hearts. I am sorry for the loss of a great human being. May God help his loved ones at this time of sorrow.

Sincerely;
Barbara Coladonato.

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