- Published on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 00:01
- Written by Los Altos Town Crier Staff
Resident of Los Altos
Martin was taken from this world Friday, February 21, 2014 after a lengthy illness. Our precious brother was many things, but most of all he was a devoted husband to his beloved wife Liz and stepson Matthew.
The 25 years he spent with them were the happiest of his life. “Martino” had a heart of gold and his best traits were his generosity, gentleness and compassion. He was at his best surrounded by family and friends whether at SF Giants games, fishing, camping or hosting the traditional 4th of July picnic at his home. In his younger days “Disco King” could dance with the best of them, but really his favorite was baseball. He was a player, coach and avid fan. His knowledge of the game allowed him to coach boys and men in San Jose and Los Altos. Perhaps his spirit is best captured by picturing him volunteering his time to gently teach boys the patience of hitting, the joys of teamwork and surviving losses by relishing victories. Martin was a big man in many ways and we’ll miss his kindness, loving nature and most of all his broad shoulders.
Martin leaves behind his wife Liz, his stepson Matthew Gibbs, brother Albert, sisters: Edith Hernandez, Susan Qawasmi, Kathy Duque, Toni De Vera, Adrianna Alvarez and numerous nieces and nephews. Services have been held. Donations in his memory may be made to the Martin Navarette Scholarship Fund c/o Los Altos / Los Altos Hills Little League, P.O. Box 1389, Los Altos, CA 94023.