Friday, 17 June 2011 00:00
Edward S. “Doc,” Havasy, Esq., died at his residence in Ft. Belvoir, VA, on May 23, 2011, two weeks after his 86th birthday, of respiratory failure and metastatic bone cancer. Born in Cleveland, OH, he was given the nickname “Doc” while in high school and it remained with him throughout his life. A 45-year resident of Port Washington, until he moved to Virginia eight years ago, Doc was most recently vice president and the assistant to the president of Value Line, Inc. While his undergraduate career was interrupted by service as a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserves, during and after WWII, Doc subsequently received a B.S. in both mechanical and aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado, followed by a master’s in business administration and a doctorate in law, both from the Ohio State University. Doc also was a certified public accountant, and accepted to the Bar in both Ohio and New York. Doc had a long and distinguished career as a consultant and advisor to numerous companies both in the U.S. and internationally. He was also a long-time civic and community leader in Port Washington, holding positions on the PTA, school board and the local council of the Boy Scouts of America, among other organizations. Doc and his late wife, Jan, whom he met at Ohio State, were the proud parents of three sons, Stephen Patrick of Port Washington, John Edward of McLean, VA, and Thomas Robert of Knoxville, TN. Doc is survived by his sons, their partners, and his seven grandchildren, all of whom will miss his advice, counsel, appetite for life, and fierce pride in his Hungarian heritage. Services will be in Xenia, OH, on June 25, 2011, with interment in the family plot beside his beloved Jan.