Michael J. Navin, Jr., 77, of Chittenango passed peacefully at home on August 1, 2020.
Born and raised on Syracuse’s Tipperary Hill on November 27, 1942, he was the son of the late Michael J. and Bernadine Navin Sr. Michael was a graduate of St. Patrick's High School, Class of 1960 and Auburn Community College.
Michael joined the New York State Police in 1968, a job he loved. His career with NYSP includes working undercover narcotics and with the Violent Felony Warrant squad. He was in charge of the Syracuse office of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) for many years. He was an instructor at the Division Headquarters, Albany where he taught Criminal Procedure Law. Michael was known for his ability to make understandable ex parte orders, search and seizure and phone taps. He became a mentor to many. Retiring in 1993 as a Senior Investigator, he went to work with National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and Reliance Insurance investigating insurance fraud.
Michael enjoyed playing golf and he built many sets of golf clubs. He was a communicant and usher at St. Patrick’s Church, Chittenango.
He is predeceased by his sister, Judith Navin.
Surviving is his wife of 56 years, Mary Lou Dawson; children, Mary Beth (Alan) Wilmit, Matthew (Catherine) Navin and Michelle (Michael Drew) Navin; grandchildren, Bailey, Reilly, Ethan, Amelia, Thomas, Rory, Alison and Sean.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, August 6, at 10am at Immaculate Conception Church, Fayetteville. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, DeWitt.
In lieu of flowers, contribution, in his memory may be made to Signal 30 Benefit Fund, 48 Howard Street, Albany NY 12207 (NYSP PBA) or a charity of your choice.