Pat H. Foley & Company

1200 West 34th Street, Houston, TX


Martin W. Narendorf

May 27, 1924June 3, 2020

Martin W. Narendorf, 96, of Houston, Texas passed away on June 3, 2020

Martin is survived by his 8 children and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Martin was a purple Heart Veteran of WWII.

A private family celebration for Martin will be held, Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 5:00 PM at Pat H. Foley & Company. The funeral mass and interment at Forest Park Lawndale will also be held privately.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Martin W. Narendorf

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Payricia Fischesser

June 8, 2020

Dad served in the Pacific Theatre during WWII as a front scout. He says he surely felt like a big target at 6’4”. He shared his war memories more with age. One that I particularly find ironic is one of his interview for enlistment. One question asked was do guns scare you? Dad bowed up and said oh heck no! We go out hunting rabbits all the time! Later he realized he had friends who were not on the front lines and realized perhaps he shouldn’t have been so proud of his gun skills....He often credited his miraculous medal, given to him by his Sister who was a nun for his survival. Dad also assured us there were no atheists on the front line. When God’s protection is all you have, everyone clings to him. The Catholic priest was the only minister on the front lines with the soldiers and welcomed all. Thank you Dad for your service which has supported the life we have known. Thank you for always being a strong, principled leader who always shared thoughts on right and wrong. You were always a man of your word and one always knew where you stood. Love you always Daddy❤️

Carolyn Skurla

June 7, 2020

Uncle Martin and Aunt Shirley were very special. Aunt Shirley was quite petite, and Uncle Martin was well over 6 foot tall. I suppose I inherited my height from the Narendorf side of the family (I'm 6 ft tall). Whenever there was a family wedding dance, Uncle Martin would ask me to dance. He said he liked to dance with me because there were not a lot of women he could dance cheek-to-cheek with. Uncle Martin was a man I could look up to, both figuratively and literally.

Cecilia Narendorf Patlovany

June 7, 2020

When I was little, don't remember if my mom or Martin baked two layers of a cake. What I do remember, Martin always made the frosting for it. In our breezeway, he used the table there to put frosting on the cake. I watched him the whole time, hoping some would be left in the pot, so I could lick the rest. Sometimes it would be white, other times chocolate.

When he went for his physical or whatever to draft board, Mom was hoping he would not pass for service. He passed. He was mom's helper in the kitchen.


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