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Antonio Alvarez

September 2, 1934 ~ June 26, 2020 (age 85)

Obituary

El Sr. Antonio Álvarez entró en descanso eterno el viernes 26 de junio de 2020 en el McAllen Medical Center a la edad de 85 años. Antonio nació el 2 de septiembre de 1934 en México, hijo de Daniel y Ponciana Alvarez. Fue residente de McAllen por mucho tiempo. Antonio es y siempre será un hombre devoto, erguido e inteligente; un persona fuerte y honesta. Era un gran trabajador con mucha suerte, un hombre infinitamente orgulloso de su familia. Para mí, él era como el viento: iba a donde quería. Tuvo muchas ocupaciones. Como siempre decía: "No tengo tiempo ni de rascarme". Ese era su dicho favorito. Le apasionaban sus plantas, su jardín y, sobre todo, las máquinas tragamonedas. Es lo que lo hizo feliz: sus aventuras en los casinos. Antonio Álvarez realmente vivió la vida al máximo. Le precedieron en la muerte sus padres; y un hijo: Jorge A. Ornelas.

 

Le sobreviven su esposa: Bertha R. Álvarez; sus hijos: Alma Rosa Alvarez, Dora Elia Alvarez, Maria G. Bhatt, Antonio B. Alvarez, Bertha Maria Alvarez, Victor Hugo Ornelas, Cynthia Ornelas, Julio Cesar Ornelas, y Luis Miguel Alvarez; hermanos y hermanas: Francisco J. Álvarez Castillo, Homero Álvarez Castillo, Ana María Álvarez Castillo, María Magdalena Álvarez Castillo, y María de Jesús Álvarez; 32 nietos y 10 bisnietos.

 

Una reunión de familiares y amigos será el domingo 28 de junio de 2020 en Rivera Funeral Home, 1901 Pecan Blvd. en McAllen de 4:00 p.m. a 9:00 p.m. El Santo Rosario comenzará a las 7:00 pm. Los servicios fúnebres serán el lunes 29 de junio de 2020 a la 1:00 pm en la Iglesia de San Juan Diego en McAllen. Seguirá el sepelio al cementerio Valley Memorial Garden en Mission. Los arreglos funerbres están siendo manejados por Rivera Funeral Home de McAllen
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Mr. Antonio Alvarez entered eternal sleep Friday, June 26,2020 at McAllen Medical Center at the age of 85 years. Antonio was born September 2,1934 in Mexico to Daniel and Ponciana Alvarez. He was a long time resident of McAllen. Antonio is and shall always be a Devout, Upright, and Intelligent man; the strongest and most honest person. He was a hard worker with the greatest of luck, a man endlessly proud of his family. For me, he was like the wind—he went wherever he wanted. He had many occupations. Like he always said, “No tengo tiempo ni de rascarme.” That was his favorite saying. He was passionate about his plants, his garden, and—above all else—the slot machines. It’s what made him happy: his adventures at the casinos… Antonio Alvarez truly lived life to its fullest. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son Jorge A. Ornelas.

He is survived by his wife: Bertha R Alvarez; his children: Alma Rosa Alvarez, Dora Elia Alvarez, Maria G Bhatt, Antonio B. Alvarez, Bertha Maria Alvarez, Victor Hugo Ornelas, Cynthia Ornelas, Julio Cesar Ornelas, and Luis Miguel Alvarez; brothers and sisters: Francisco J Alvarez Castillo, Homero Alvarez Castillo, Ana Maria Alvarez Castillo, Maria Magdalena Alvarez Castillo, and Maria de Jesus Alvarez; 32 grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren.

A gathering of family and friends will be Sunday, June 28,2020 at Rivera Funeral Home, 1901 Pecan Blvd. in McAllen from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The recital of the Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be Monday, June 29,2020 at 1:00 pm at San Juan Diego Catholic Church in McAllen. Interment will follow to Valley Memorial Gardens in Mission. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Rivera Funeral Home of McAllen

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
June 28, 2020

4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Rivera Funeral Home - McAllen
1901 Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78501

Holy Rosary
Sunday
June 28, 2020

7:00 PM
Rivera Funeral Home - McAllen
1901 Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78501

Funeral Mass
Monday
June 29, 2020

1:00 PM
San Juan Diego Catholic Church
3408 Idela Ave
McAllen, TX 78504

Interment
Monday
June 29, 2020

2:00 PM
Valley Memorial Gardens of Mission

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