Adolf Navarro of
Chesterton, Indiana, passed away on September 5, 2020, due to complications
of coronavirus. He was able to be near his children, and expressed a final
good-bye with a tear before passing. He was 75.
Adolf was born on
January 26, 1945, to Jose Navarro and Carmen Navarro (Vega) in East Chicago,
Indiana. The family moved to a farm in Chesterton, Indiana, when he was very
young and he spent the remainder of his childhood there, attending
Chesterton High School in its first year. He worked at Inland Steel for many
years and had many jobs there, from foreman to fork lift operator. He lost a
finger on the job and spent the rest of his life making up stories about how
he lost it, to the delight and horror of his audience.
Adolf was a loving
father, son, brother, uncle and friend to many. Family was the most
important thing to him, followed by friends that were like family. Anyone
who knew him knew his infectious laugh, his charming smile, and his
incredible stories. For this reason he was a very popular man, able to find
someone he knew almost anywhere, or make a new friend anywhere he went. He
was a lifelong Cubs fan and held a deep love for baseball. He was a fast
pitch baseball player himself, and excelled in any and every sport, from
golf to basketball to bowling Ð he bowled three 300 games, and may even
still hold a record for the fastest wrestling pin at Chesterton High School.
His athleticism was not confined to sports Ð he was also an amazing dancer
and an excellent and frequent scuba diver. He truly loved life, and actively
sought happiness. He loved a good vacation, a good meal and good company. He
was good company.
He is survived by
his three children and their spouses - Kristin Navarro-Vitoux and Danny
Vitoux, Tony Navarro and Libby Ziegele Navarro, and Camille Navarro
Silberman and David Silberman; his grandchildren, JT Navarro, Sidney
Silberman and Phoebe Silberman; his sisters and brothers Connie Solano,
Juanita Padilla, Elvira Resendez, Raul Perez, James Navarro, Joseph Navarro,
and Eliseo Navarro, and their children.
He is preceded in
death by sisters and brothers Rudy Solano, Irene Gonzalez, Mary Theresa
Miller and Lupe Perez.
Visitation will be
held on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at
Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN. A Time of
Sharing for family and friends will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening.
Private interment will take place at Chesterton Cemetery.
may be left for the family at www.ee-fh.com