"Tony" Jesus Antonio Alvarez

27 février , 195910 février , 2020

Jesus Antonio Alvarez, better known as Tony and lovingly referred to as Papaw or Tio Tony, passed away on Feb 10, 2020. He was diagnosed over a year ago with stage four urothelial carcinoma. He was a man that never backed down from a fight and proved that till his last breath. He was blessed to spend his final moments in the comfort of his own home surrounded by the people he loved.

Tony grew up in New Jersey but has been a resident of Naples, Florida the majority of his life. He was a man of trade for most of his life and had the hands to prove it, working predominantly in construction and tile. His recent years were also spent as a phlebotomy tech with the Naples Community Hospital, a building maintenance technician with Hodges University, and a maintenance specialist for Collier County Government.

We all have our own version of Tony Alvarez but the one synonymous trait that each one shares is the extent of his loving nature. He was a man of few words, whose actions spoke novels. He transcended the boundaries of parental norms. Despite never having biological children of his own, he was a father and grandfather to many. He stepped up when he was needed and did so lovingly. These titles were not given, as they normally are, they were earned. Like everything in his life, they were earned. He will be remembered not in self but in the selfless. His legacy is defined in these roles and the lives he touched along the way.

The service will be at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens this Sunday, Feb 16 at 11am-1pm. Once this concludes, we will join Tony as he is brought to his final resting place. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Joy Alvarez, sister Diana Fricke, son Leon Fairfield, and three grand children; Kara Calvo, Anthony Fairfield, and Brooke Fairfield. Along with his nieces Korri Parker, Cathy Alvarez and Jennifer Alvarez Linguidi. The latter two’s children; Braden Alvarez, Daylin Alvarez, Skylar Alvarez, Jaden, and Dalton Linguidi. Lastly, his nephews; Andrew, Ryan, and Nicholas Fricke; Kyle, Chance, Cody, and Conner Parker; Jeremiah, Jarred, and Jason Harrigan. With many more friends and family to name.


  • Gathering dimanche, 16 février , 2020
  • Celebration of Life dimanche, 16 février , 2020


"Tony" Jesus Antonio Alvarez

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Jennifer Alvarez Linguidi

février 15, 2020

Tio Tony was like a Father to me. I enjoyed his personality, our deep conversations, and his wisdom. I learned so much from him and feel honored that I had an uncle like him. He was caring, genuine, and would take the last shirt off his back to help someone else. His beautiful heart he wore on his sleeve and welcomed everyone with open arms. His strength to overcome obstacles was admirable. I will never forget all of our wonderful memories and the MAN that he was. Until we meet again Tio Tony... I love and miss you dearly.

God saw he was getting tired and the cure was not to be. So He put his arms around him and whispered, “Come with Me.” With tearful hearts we watched him fade away. Although we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hand to rest. God broke our hearts to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

Skip Camp

février 15, 2020

I knew Tony as a man of few words who produced incredible work, loved and respected by the people around him, and never beat his chest. A kind, thoughtful, presence throughout the spaces he filled. He repaired things others had broke. He worked late while others were sleeping. He was quiet while others spoke. He will be remembered while others will be forgotten, but more than anything, he will be missed, especially by those who knew him and especially by me. Thank you Tony for making things better.

Mileivis Alvarez Cancio

février 15, 2020

He was a kindred spirit. I will always remember his infectious laughter, our conversations and the wisdom he shared with me. Throughout my life, He was definitely one of life's greatest gifts. Until we meet again, peace be with you my beloved cousin.

Dave Rigsbee

février 15, 2020

Love you Brother. Rest In Peace. Rigs