Michael K. Navickas of Marstons Mills, who was born in 1954, died August 5 after complications from surgery. A former resident of Falmouth, he leaves family here and in Mashpee.
Mr. Navickas was the founder and owner of Horticultural Services, a gardening and landscaping business established in 1987.
He also owned Brick Kiln Farm with his wife, Teresa (Ravita) Navickas, to whom he was married for 38 years. They purchased the property in 2003 from Constance L. Barrows after it had been farmed for more than 50 years, according to an article in the Enterprise archives.
He was the son of William and Joan Navickas.
Originally from Miami, Florida, Mr. Navickas spent most of his life in Connecticut. He graduated from East Hartford High School and furthered his education at the University of Connecticut, where he received a bachelor's degree in environmental science.
During college he managed a farm stand to pay for his education.
He and his wife moved from Connecticut to the Cape in 1983.
Mr. Navickas was a vocal advocate for healthy living and organic practices, and he loved to share his knowledge.
He had lived with kidney disease for more than 30 years, receiving a kidney transplant from his wife in 2008.
In addition to his wife, he leaves his son, Andrew Z. Navickas of Falmouth; his siblings, Gary Navickas and Lisa Keen of Mashpee, and Susanne and William Rolocut of Marco Island, Florida; and other family.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday, August 13, from 10 AM to noon, with a celebration of his life beginning at noon at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main Street in Falmouth.
Burial will be at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, 167 East Falmouth Highway.