Eleanor Dluhy Navarrete, 87, passed away on the morning of Thursday, November 15th, in Leesburg, Virginia.
Mrs. Navarrete was a graduate of Montclair State University in her native New Jersey, receiving both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Spanish. She took graduate classes at the University of Madrid, in Spain, where she met her husband, Dr. Jose Ojeda Navarrete, a physician. They were married in New Jersey in 1954 and moved to Arlington, Virginia in 1959. They resided and raised their family in McLean, Virginia for close to 20 years. She was a passionate teacher of Spanish language and culture in both New Jersey public schools and in many private schools in Northern Virginia up until her retirement in 1988 and subsequent move to Leesburg.
Mrs. Navarrete was a member of McLean Presbyterian Church, the American Association of University Women, the Leesburg in Retirement Institute, and served as President of the Russian Club of Leesburg from 1990 to 1995. She also volunteered for the Widowed Persons Service in Leesburg.
Mrs. Navarrete was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Jose Navarrete, who passed away in 1982. She is survived by her son, Joe Navarrete and his children Thomas, Joseph, and Christian; and her daughter, Kiki Ross, her husband Mark, and their children, Kathleen, AJ, Sarah, and John.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2018 at 11:00 am at National Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Reston Presbyterian Church Building Fund at 10610 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, VA 20190.
Arrangements are entrusted to Colonial Funeral Home of Leesburg