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Gilbert (Galvez) Navarro

January 14, 2020

Gilbert (Galvez) Navarro, age 80, passed away on January 14, 2020

He was born in East Chicago, Indiana on February 25, 1939 to Fredricko and Otilia Galvez.

Gilbert graduated from Edison High School in 1958 and went on to serve in the U.S. Army.

He worked as a store manager for MAYS department store in the seventies and then went on to work at Bethlehem Steel mill in the Coke Plant until he retired in 2001. In his spare time he loved flipping houses and being a Landlord to many tenants throughout the years.

Gilbert had a great passion for the Chicago Cubs, horse racing, boxing, and the music of the late fifties.

Gilbert is preceded in the death of his father Fredricko, his mother Otilia and his brother Fred.

Gilbert is survived by his daughters: Michele (Navarro) Norwood & Theresa (Navarro) Brisentine.

His grandchildren, Alaina Vazquez, Allie Brisentine, and J.D. Brisentine.

Gilbert had many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends are invited on Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 2 pm – 6 pm  at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

(7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, Indiana) There will be a private, graveside service for just the family on Monday, January 20, 2020at noon, at Calumet Cemetery.


Sunday January 19, 2020
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN 46410 VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128


Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN 46410  VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128