Ronald S. Hadbavny

October 15, 1942May 11, 2019

Captain Ronald Stephen Hadbavny, CEC, USN

Captain Ronald Stephen Hadbavny is a native of Canton, Ohio. He holds both a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. His last duty assignment is with the Navy Council of Personnel Boards located in Arlington, Virginia as a Recorder on the Naval Discharge Review Board. He began his naval career as an NROTC Scholarship student at the University of Notre Dame and, upon his commissioning as an Ensign in August 1964, he remained at Notre Dame as a graduate student for his first tour of active duty. After completion of graduate school, he was assigned as the “A” Company Commander of Amphibious Construction Battalion TWO located in Little Creek, Virginia. From there he became an Instructor of Statics, Dynamics and Strength of Materials in in the Engineering Department of the United State Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. After his tour at the Naval Academy, Captain Hadbavny was assigned to both the THIRTY SECOND Naval Construction Regiment and the THIRD Naval Construction Brigade in Vietnam. Upon completion of that assignment, he had the following tours: the Public Works Officer and Officer in Charge of Construction for Naval Activities, United Kingdom located in London, England; the Senior Assistant Officer in Charge of Construction at the Submarine Base in New London, Connecticut; the Executive Officer of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE THIRTY THREE, homeported in Gulfport, Mississippi which included deployments to Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean and Rota, Spain; the Naval Construction Force Planning and Programming Officer in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command located in Alexandria, Virginia; Head of the Seabee Branch in the Shore Activities Planning and Programming Division (OP-44) of the Chief of the Facilities Analyst for the Navy Surgeon General/Director of Naval Medicine (OP-093), also located in the Pentagon within the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations; the Director of the Civil Engineer Support Office (CESO), Naval Construction Battalion Center located in Port Hueneme, California; and as the Public Works Officer and the Officer in Charge of Construction in the Public Works Department of the Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, Maryland. Captain Hadbavny’s decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (with combat “V”), the Combat Action Ribbon, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, as well as a number of other Service/Campaign awards. He is married to the former Marge St. Pierre of Yarmouth, Maine. They have three children: Michelle, Suzette and Michael. They have two grandchildren: Samantha and Madeleine.


20 May

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

St. Stephen Catholic Community Church

575 Tuskawilla Road
Winter Springs, Florida


  • Visitation Sunday, May 19, 2019


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John W Hadbavny

May 18, 2019

I just found out from Marge that Ron will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery (Washington, D.C.) A check of the A N C website shows that he'll be the first Hadbavny in history to be so honored. Rest in Peace, Dear Cousin. J W H

Beth Grant

May 16, 2019

Sending lots of love and prayers. I know he was well loved and will be greatly missed. Looks like he led an amazing life.

Dawn Fishel

May 16, 2019

My brother David J , my cousin Micheal, my dad David A and my uncle Ron at my wedding.

Jay and Anna SMITH

May 15, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with Marge and Ron's family. He will be greatly missed.

John W Hadbavny

May 15, 2019

Ron is my first cousin. We grew up a few blocks from each other in Canton, Ohio. He was a great, hard-working, fun-loving guy with exceptional talent in the engineering field - to the extent that he won a full scholarship (via the U.S. Navy's ROTC Program) to Notre Dame University. He found a career-long home in the Navy's Civil Engineer Corps, retiring as a Captain and settling with his wonderful wife Marge, daughters Michelle and Suzette and son Michael in Winter Springs, Florida. (to be continued . . .)

Karen Zito

May 15, 2019

Ron was a true gentleman and will be missed at bowling.