February 21, 1955 ~ August 23, 2022

Born in: El Centro, California
Resided in: Corcoran, California

Jose Luis Navarro was born in El Centro, California on February 21, 1955 to Cruz Rosales and Jesus Navarro. He was the 3rd of eight children, 5 boys, and 3 girls. He was lovingly called “Pepe”.

He graduated from Calexico High School Class of ‘73. In his early twenties, he moved to San Jose, California, and started a family. There he raised his 2 daughters Milly and Jamie whom he loved with all his heart. He worked at the non-profit: Hope Rehabilitation Services for several years where he worked with disabled adults.

After his divorce, Jose relocated to Stevinson with his sister Leonore and brother-in-law Dennis Pierre. He then continued his education, until an opportunity in Corcoran, California came about. There he resided and was employed with California State Prison, Corcoran for the last 25 years where he worked as a health records technician.  He built his community of friends in Corcoran and expressed his devoted faith in God at the Fountain of Life Church for many years. He enjoyed a peaceful life of friends, family, and faith until his untimely passing.

Jose loved music, and was often karaoking his favorite tunes, or boogying on the dance floor. He was great at basketball and even in his later years, he could still ball a good game. Jose also loved animals and animals loved him. He often fed and took in strays. He was the absolute best father and grandfather to his granddaughters, always making time for them and showering them with love. Jose made everyone laugh and always had a smile on his face. He embraced everyone and his love for life and positivity are what made him such a wonderful person to be around.

Jose went home to his Lord on August 23, 2022. He was embraced by his mother Cruz, his father Jesus, and his brother Jesus.

Jose is survived by his two beloved daughters, Milly Navarro-Guel and Alicia Jamie Navarro-Pena. His dear son-in-laws Juan Guel, Jr and Rey Pena, Jr. His precious granddaughters, Alexis Cota, Gabrielle Garza, Nevaeh Pena, Desiree Pena, and Alayna “Cruzita” Pena who all reside in Fremont, California. As well as his cherished siblings, Antonio Navarro of Calexico, Lily Romero of Calexico, Arturo Aguilar of San Diego, Adrian Aguilar of Arcata, Leonor Pierre of Stevinson, Kika Pellegrin of Livermore, along with several nieces, and nephews.

“There are no goodbyes. Wherever you’ll be, you’ll be in my heart.”

-Gandhi

A visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 1st from 4-8 PM and services will be on Friday, Sept. 2nd from 10:30 AM to 12 PM at Berge Pappas Smith Chapel of the Angels located at 40842 Fremont Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94538. Followed by burial at 12:30 PM, at Irvington Memorial Cemetery at 41001 Chapel Way, Fremont, CA 94538.

There will be a Celebration of Life reception at 2:00 pm at Massimo’s Restaurant located at 5200 Mowry Ave., Fremont, CA 94538.

Our family has been overwhelmed with an outpouring of love following the unexpected death of our beloved father. Many of you have asked how you can help our family during this difficult time. One way you can help is to continue to pray for peace for me and my sister, and the rest of the family. In addition, if you wish to make a monetary contribution, we ask that you contribute to the funeral fund so that we can lay our father to rest in the manner he requested.

Please see payment info below.

Venmo: @Milly-Navarro

Paypal:@millyn13

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Services

Visitation: September 1, 2022 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Berge Papas Smith Chapel of the Angels
40842 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538

510-656-1226
https://www.bergepappassmith.com

Room: Garden Chapel

Funeral Service: September 2, 2022 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Berge Papas Smith Chapel of the Angels
40842 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538

510-656-1226
https://www.bergepappassmith.com

Room: Garden Chapel

Burial: September 2, 2022 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Irvington Memorial Cemetery
41001 Chapel Way
Fremont, CA 94538

510-656-5800

Room: Graveside

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  1. Jose I only got to know you for 4 quick years. But we danced alot and shared lots of memories with extended friends, your resting now. God’s plans are never wrong. I will miss you seeing u around. 😢

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  2. CandleMy condolences and prayers for Jose’s family may God give you all peace during this difficult time. Until we meet again on the streets of gold my friend. You truly will be missed 💐

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  3. CandleI met Jose while I worked at Csatf in medical records! He was such a gentleman and very caring man! May he RIP🙏 and I pray for comfort and peace for all his family,
    Fly high Jose,
    Your friend Cindy

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  4. My prayers are with Jose’s family. I enjoyed working and knowing Jose, I kept telling him to retire and enjoy life. I only wish he had retired and enjoyed the rest of his life. I know he is with our heavenly father. Rest in peace Jose, you have been missed and will continue to be.

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  5. CandleAlways had a smile on your face , or a funny joke to tell. You filled the room with laughter and your uplifting spirit. Always fun to be around and when the music played one of the first to be on the dance floor.. you were special to many people .
    You will be deeply missed .

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  6. Rest In Peace Jose. So sad to learn of your passing today. I will always remember your smiling face and kindness you always to me and everyone at work.
    My condolences to your daughters and entire family.

    Jocelyn

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