Gerald C Havens

Date of Birth

November 20, 1946

Date of Death

September 17, 2021

Home Town

Rome , New York

Place of Passing

Tampa, Florida

Branch of Service



Master Chief Petty Officer

Years of service



Gerald C Havens


November 20, 1946 - September 17, 2021

Gerald C. Havens, 74, died on September 17, 2021 in his home, with his family by his side.  Aviation Storekeeper Master Chief Petty Officer Gerald “Jerry” Havens was a native of Rome, New York.  He graduated from Rome Free Academy in June of 1964 and joined the US Navy in July the same year.  Attending Naval Training Center (NTC) in Great Lakes, Illinois he went on to attend Aviation Storekeeper “A” school at the Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) in Memphis, Tennessee.  Upon graduation he his subsequent tours of duty were as follows:


Apr65-Dec67 - USS Mars (AFS-1), Yokosuka, JP; Jan 68-Feb70 - Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE (VQ-1), Atsugi, JP; Feb70-Mar71 - Commander Fleet Air Western Pacific (COMFAIRWESTPAC) Command, Atsugi, JP; Apr71-Jan76 - Naval Air Station, (NAS) Memphis, TN; Jan76-Mar78 - USS Guam (LPH-9) out of Norfolk, VA; Apr78-Jan79 - Commander Tactical Support Wing ONE (CTSW-1), Norfolk, VA; Feb79-Aug80 - USS Midway (CV-41), Yokosuka, JP; Sep80-Dec80 - Human Resource Management Specialist School, Memphis, TN; Dec80-Dec83 - Human Resource Management Center (HRMC), Yokosuka, JP; Jan84-Feb85 - Commander Air Anti Submarine Wing ONE (CVSW-1), Cecil Field, FL; Feb85-Feb88 - Commander Carrier Air Wing FIVE (CVW-5), USS Midway (CV-41), Yokosuka, JP; Mar88-Mar91 - Command Master Chief of Naval Communications Station (NAVCOMMSTA) in Yokosuka, JP; Apr91-Jul93 - Command Master Chief of Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) aboard the USS Independence (CV-62), Yokosuka, JP


AKCM CM Havens was awarded the following medals and ribbons during his illustrious military career:


Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (Three Awards), Navy Unit Commendations (Two Awards), Meritorious Unit Commendation (Two Awards), Battle “E”, Good Conduct Medal (Seven Awards), Navy Expeditionary Medal (Three Awards), National Defense Service Medal (Two Awards), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Two Awards), Vietnam Service Medal (With Seven Campaign Stars), Southwest Asia Service Medal (Two Awards), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (Six Awards), Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon (Six Awards), Vietnam Cross of Gallantry (With Palm and Frame for Unit Citation), and the Vietnam Campaign Medal (With Service Period Device).


Jerry commenced his second career in civil service, working in Family Programs for the Navy and for the Army, from which he retired on March 30, 2015, having accumulated 52 years of military and civilian service, the majority of which was in Japan. 


He was proceeded in death by his father, Howard Havens, mother, Dorothy Havens, and sister, Phyllis Krombach, all of Rome, New York. He is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Rose (Gutierrez); his brother, James “Jimmy” Havens; his son, Howard James Havens; his daughters, Maria Piekarski, and Maria Estela (Shawn) Huddleston; ten grandchildren, one great-grandson, and many dear nieces and nephews. 


Master Chief Petty Officer Gerald “Jerry” Havens, as you disembark from us, we will remember your love as it leaves lifelong memories behind. Fair Winds and Following Seas.


Please offer online condolences at: Gerald C. Havens - Veterans Funeral Care(https://veteransfuneralcare.com/obituary/31853)



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