Joan Marie Hayno • February 2, 2020

Joan Marie Hayno passed 2 Feb. 2020 after battling cancer. She was born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania and was 68 years old. She was reared and attended schools in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. She joined the U.S. Navy in 1978 and served honorably for 20 years, retiring in 1999 as a Cryptologic Senior Chief Petty Officer. After completing basic training in Orlando, Florida she attended the Cryptologic Technician “A” School in Pensacola, Florida.

Joan Hayno and Elwood (Butch) Hayno were married over 33 years until her death. She and her husband settled in Pensacola, Florida in 1999 after retiring from the U.S. Navy and remained in Pensacola for the duration. She is survived by her loving husband Butch, two grandchildren, a niece, and a sister. She is preceded in death by a daughter Denise Novitski.

Joan Hayno served her country with honor and some of her assignments included Naval Station Homestead Florida; Edzell, Scotland; San Diego, California; Sabana Seca, Puerto Rico; HQ National Security Agency Maryland, and other. She was selected for Senior Chief Petty Officer in 1994. She was awarded numerous command Commendations, five Navy Achievement Medals, two Navy Commendation Medals, National Defense Service, and other.

All assistance offered to her family is deeply appreciated and any tributes can be sent to Pensacola Memorial Gardens, 7433 Pine Forest Rd., Pensacola, FL. 32526.

A visitation will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 12:30PM until the service begins at 1PM. Procession to Barrancas National Cemetery for inurnment with Military Honors will leave Pensacola Memorial Gardens at 2:00pm.

  1. Hari and Pamela Singh says:

    We are deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Joan Marie. We always wonder how she was doing whenever we see you walking around the subdivision with your dog Chip. We are sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to you and the family in this time of grief. Be proud that you and Joan served your country together and also lived a loving life together as well.

    Kind Regards,
    Hari and Pamela Singh
    1741 Brightleaf Circle.

  2. Dean Hayno says:

    Joan sought me out me many years ago and changed my life forever; you and I know how she did this. For that selfless act, she will remain in my thoughts with me eternally. I will always remember her kind and gentle nature. Her passing is a tremendous loss that only time will allow us to adjust to. Remember the beautiful moments together and know that we will always be there for you.

    With Love,
    Dean, Kiko, and Kosen

  3. Sharon Bergstrasser says:

    Love you Aunt joanie

  4. Mike Christoff says:


    My deepest sympathy in the loss of your loving wife, Joan. I only learned of her passing this afternoon. She was a very special lady and I have fond memories of standing watch with her in Homestead long ago.

  5. Haleigh says:

    So sad. I was just looking for my grandmother and then I find this. I been trying to find a phone number for her for the last 4 years. I constantly googled her name in hopes to find a address or phone number. I have no family that could of helped me find her. Rest In Peace grandma. Love forever your granddaughter.

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