CAPT Edward L. Naro, USN-Ret, of Springfield, VA, passed away peacefully on October 10th, 2021. He was born on New Orleans, LA, but moved frequently with his family. He graduated from Ball High School in Galveston, TX in 1961, and went on to attend the University of Mississippi on an NROTC scholarship, graduating in 1965 and receiving a commission as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. He was designated a Naval Aviator in 1966 and remained in the Navy until his retirement in 1991. During his time in the Navy, he flew the P-3 Orion aircraft, eventually commanding VP-23, stationed in Brunswick, ME. In addition to living in Maine, the family lived in Florida, Maryland, Rhode Island, Virginia, Texas, and Naples, Italy, where he developed and mastered his famous recipe for Pasta Carbonara. His service took him around the globe, serving in far-flung places like Iceland, Thailand, Spain, Bermuda, and Diego Garcia, to name but a few. He then worked for Northrop Grumman, retiring as a Vice President in 2005.
Ed was well-known for his love of fishing, travel, and entertaining, but most especially for his annual Christmas Light display, which never failed to delight and bring joy to neighbors and friends.
Ed is survived by his wife of more than 55 years, Elissa (nee Ellington), his brother Joseph and his wife, Christine, his two children and their spouses, Ann Marie (Todd) and Ed Jr. (Bethany), five grandchildren, Madeline (Nick), Jack, Michael, Audrey, and Abigail, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edna and Albert Thoman of Foster, RI.
Funeral Services and Internment will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association at https://www.alz.org.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Edward
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Direct Cremation Svcs of VA - Chantilly