Raul Navarro, 78, entered into rest on May 22, 2016 in Manteca. He was born on January 24, 1938 in Jalisco, Mexico.
He is preceded in death by his two sons Christopher Vera and Arnulfo Navarro.
Mr. Navarro is survived by his beloved wife Esther Navarro. His children are; Rosemary Sakurada, Mark Vera, Rosa Maria Navarro, Rene Navarro, Victor Navarro and Tony Navarro (Trina). He was blessed by 20 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. In addition, Raul is survived by eight siblings; Rosa Cuevas, Rigo Navarro, Aurelio Navarro, Ramon Navarro, Connie Snow, Evelia Ewell, Yolanda McKinsey and Ricardo Navarro.
Raul was a butcher by trade and retired as a painter for Tracy Unified School District. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and past president/member of the Charros Foundation. He valued his Hispanic traditions where he was a true “Charro Mexican Horseman” enjoying the ambiance of the music, the elaborate cowboy attire, and the gentleness of his horses. He was a selfless man who was wonderful cook as he loved to make burritos to feed the homeless. He was a simple, happy man who always had a smile on his face ready to tell the newest joke to family and friends. Raul had a bigger than life personality where he was always there for his children and grandchildren; he was the epitome of a true family man. His most precious memorable joys, were watching his grandsons play football and family get-togethers where he could catch up old times; socializing with food, fun and laughter. Raul will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, amazing grandfather, brother and friend. He will be deeply missed.
P.L. Fry is honored to be serving the Navarro family.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. followed by a rosary/vigil at 7:00 p.m. at P.L. Fry & Son Chapel, 290 N. Union Rd., Manteca, CA. A mass will be held on Tuesday, June 1, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at
St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 505 E. North St., Manteca, CA.
He will be laid to rest at San Joaquin Catholic Mausoleum. An online guest book is available for condolences to the family at www.plfryandson.com (search obituaries).
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, May 28, 2016