Kevin Michael Naretto
Kevin Michael Naretto

Kevin Michael Naretto of Goleta passed away on Sept. 20, 2023. He died peacefully at home.

Kevin was born in Santa Barbara on April 12, 1962 to Domenic “Donnie” and Marian Naretto. He moved around as a child and split his time between Haleiwa, Hawaii with his mother, and Santa Barbara with his father.

Kevin graduated from San Marcos High School in Goleta in 1980 and went on to attend UCSB, graduating in 1988.

Kevin spent his career building Nargan Fire & Safety in Goleta with his father Donnie, brother Matt and long-time partner Bill Cottriel. The family would like to recognize and thank the many Nargan employees who have become family over the years.

Kevin was an avid surfer and mountain biker, and he enjoyed playing guitar. But mostly he was known for being a beloved father and family man.

Kevin is survived by his wife of 22 years, Nancy; two daughters Katie and Sarah; mother Marian Naretto and father-in-law John Sowden; step-mother Margaret Naretto; brother Matthew Naretto; sister-in-law Blair Naretto; sister Claire Kramer; brother-in-law Neil Kramer; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father Domenic Naretto.

A celebration of life will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at Stow Grove Park in Goleta (Area 1). Hawaiian shirts and casual, colorful attire encouraged. Parking is limited, carpooling is suggested.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to: Camp del Corazon,

Kevin’s legacy lives in the memories of those whose lives he touched. He will be remembered for his devotion to family, kindness, playful nature, deep friendships, and warm heart. We will miss him forever.