Jose Luis Navarro, called "Pepe" by those who knew him, died April 28 at age 56, due to medical complications. Born in Jalisco, Mexico in 1957, he was a long-time resident of Sunnyvale and Mountain View, where he lived with his wife of nearly 22 years.
He worked at MacArthur Park Restaurant in Palo Alto for 26 years, where he was well loved by coworkers and those who were frequent visitors, his family said. He also worked at Crown Plaza Cabana Hotel in Palo Alto.
He is survived by his wife, Isabel Ramos Navarro; their five children, Alexandra, David, Luis, Christopher, and Jennifer Navarro Halterman; his brothers, Alejandro, Eduardo, Sergio and Flavio; his sisters Patricia and Selva; and two grandchildren, Avery and Rory. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including Selva Trigueros and Jose Frias, whom he raised.
A memorial service will be held at 12:15 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints chapel at 771 W. Fremont Avenue, Sunnyvale on Friday May 3. A viewing will be held at 11 a.m.
A Jose Luis Navarro Memorial Trust has been established for those who wish to contribute in lieu of flowers; donations may be made at any Chase Bank.