Joseph Navarro, Jr., age 53 of Porter, IN, passed away on Tuesday, May 31,
2016 surrounded by his family and dear friends.
He was born on July
14, 1962, in Michigan City, to James “Chico” Joseph and Marcia Lee
(Stephenson) Navarro Sr.
He is survived by
his parents; children, Maxwell Xavier Navarro of Portage, Lucille Renee
Navarro of South Bend, Lucan Santiago Navarro of Porter; siblings, Marcia
(Darrell) Ritchea of Porter, Martin (Rachel) Navarro of Ogden Dunes, Jeffery
Navarro of Salt Lake City, Utah, Poppy-Ann (Brian) Carden of Porter;
granddaughter, Ella Grace Baughman; several nieces and nephews; former
spouse, Shirley Navarro and partner, Lorily Sabin.
Anyone who ever
talked to Jimmer would be hard pressed to forget him. He was a man
passionate about music and family. As a musician, teacher, and listener,
Jimmer touched many lives and spent much of his time caring for others. He
was a loving son, father and grandfather; an “awesome” big brother and
fantastic uncle, but more than that, Jimmer was an adventurer. He was the
kind of person who always had a story to tell because he wasn’t afraid of
living. He loved knowledge, baseball, and the blues Š an old soul who found
beauty in the nostalgic. He cared greatly for his loved ones, and he paved
the way for his brothers, sisters and children. He will be sorely missed.
Visitation will be
held on Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 1:00 -4:00 p.m., with Sharing of
Memories at 4:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway,
Chesterton, IN 46304.
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