Tommy “Pop” Navarro went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 25th, 2013, he was 70 years old. He was surrounded by his loving family. “Pop” was born April 14th, 1943 in Modesto, CA to Rosa Zavala and Roberto Navarro. He was a lifelong resident of Ceres, CA.
Our “Pop” was a loyal and dedicated employee of Gallo Glass Co for 43 years. He started as a floor boy and was promoted to Supervisor of the hot end during his career. “Pop” took extreme pride in his work and accomplishments at Gallo Glass and never said “No” to getting called into work. When “Pop” wasn’t at work he enjoyed being with his family and riding his Harley. “Pop” was a member of ECV 58 and worshiped at Crosspoint Community Church in Modesto.
“Pop” could be found visiting old friends at Monterey Park Track. He loved to deliver wine, fruits and vegetables to neighbors, friends and family. When he retired “Pop” loved to watch his grandchildren play sports and could often be found on a football field or a softball/baseball field. He was a huge supporter and fan of all 10 grandchildren: Sarah, Brendon, Jessika, Rebecka, Mikaela, Jordan, Joseph, Isaiah, Joshua and Mateo.
“Pop” is preceded in death by his parents Rose and Roberto Navarro, his Aunt Pauline Navarro and his sister Ruth Sierra. He is survived by his siblings Jennie Sierra of Union City, CA. Rosalinda Modrell and John Navarro of Modesto, CA, Polly Lopez of Battle Creek, MI, and Margaret Galvan of Turlock, CA.
“Pop” will be dearly missed by his children Mark Navarro of Ceres, CA, Rebecca Roberts of Escalon, CA, Rene Erwin of Ceres, CA, Jessica Reynaga of Elk Grove, CA and Nicole Navarro of Ceres, CA. He is also survived by his former wife and mother of his children, Lucy Navarro of Ceres, CA.
Donations can be made in his memory to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356 “The Alexander Cohen Hospice House.”
A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, December 6th at 11:00 am in the chapel of Crosspoint Community Church located at 1301 12th Street, Modesto, CA.