Ronald E. Narmi
Ronald E. Narmi, Rear Admiral, US Navy, (Ret), of Alexandria, Va., passed away in his home, on May 21, 2019.
Born on June 27, 1933, in Council Bluffs, Ron was the seventh of 11 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 3 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 14 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 was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Faye (Romer) Narmi; sisters, Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Inserra, Gertrude "Dolly" Gentile; brothers, Joseph, Louis, Anthony, Francis and Michael Narmi.
Ron is survived by his sons, Michael Narmi, of Thayne, Wyo., Dr. Jeffrey Narmi, of Bernville, Pa., Christopher Narmi, of Lake Worth, Fla.; daughter, Elizabeth Holliday, of Lorton, Va.; 5 grandchildren; sister, Kathryn Shudak, of Underwood, Iowa; brothers, Arthur Narmi, of Anaheim, Calif., and Jon Narmi, of Council Bluffs.
A viewing will be held at Demaine Funeral Home, 520 South Washington St., Alexandria, Va., on Thursday, June 6, 2019, from 3 to 5 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m. A Catholic Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Fort Belvoir Woodlawn Chapel (North Post), at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, June 7, 2019. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., with full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to the Huntington Disease Society, 505 Eighth Ave., Suite 902, New York, NY 10018.