Javier "Harvey" Alderete

April 4, 1971January 26, 2019

Javier “Harvey” Bernardo Alderete, 47, unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019. He was born in El Paso, TX on April 4, 1971. He leaves behind his parents Jesus and Celia Alderete. Siblings, Michael Alderete (Shondalyn) and Irene De La Cruz (Fred). Also left to mourn his passing, the love of his life, Christine Ruvalcaba, as well as his nieces and nephews, Manny and Brianna Hernandez, Michael, Marcus, and April Alderete and great-nephew Rodrigo Hernandez. Harvey was a kid at heart and left a loving impact on everyone he has met. He will be fondly remembered for his love for Star Wars, LA Dodgers, and the Dallas Cowboys. A memorial service will be held at: Hillcrest Funeral Home (5054 Doniphan Dr. El Paso, TX 79932) on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Viewing hours are from 4pm-8pm (with the Rosary at 6 pm). Mass services will be on Friday, February 1, 2019, at St. Patrick’s Church at 10am (7065 2nd Ave, Canutillo, TX 79835) followed by the burial at Memory Gardens of the Valley (4900 McNutt Rd, Santa Teresa, NM 88008). “What we regret isn’t what we’ve done, but what we didn’t do.” -Mark Twain


  • Jesus Alderete, Father
  • Celia Alderete, Mother
  • Michael Alderete, Brother
  • Irene De La Cruz, Sister
  • Christine Ruvalcaba, Significant Other
  • Manny Hernandez, Nephew
  • Brianna Hernandez, Niece
  • Michael Alderete, Nephew
  • Marcus Alderete, Nephew
  • April Alderete, Niece
  • Rodrigo Hernandez, Nephew


  • Visitation Thursday, January 31, 2019
  • Rosary Thursday, January 31, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, February 1, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, February 1, 2019

Javier "Harvey" Alderete

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Rosie Ramos Holguin

February 1, 2019

To the Alderete family: I have no words of wisdom or of comfort during this difficult time, but I have faith in our Lord and I know you do too. My deepest condolences and prayers. Rest In Peace and perpetual light shine upon him. Amen.

Linda Holguin

January 31, 2019

I remember Harvey as my first grade student . A wonderful student and I am sure a wonderful adult. My condolences to his mom , dad, Michael and Irene.

Teresa Fresquez

January 31, 2019

Alderete Family, my most sincere and heartfelt condolences. May Harvey rest in eternal life and peace.

Edgar Ruiz

January 31, 2019

Harvey always the cool guy looked up to you growing up you were around always with my Brother Trini and Adan and Tommy great guy and Neighbor lived right up the street on 5th in Anthony may you rest in peace brother and my condolences to your family you will be missed

Jaime Gomez

January 30, 2019

Our deepest condolences to the Alderete family. Every time we would meet Harvey, he would always greet us with a friendly smile. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family. Love always, Jaime and Becky

Laura Alderete

January 29, 2019

My Harvey Baquetas, you were such a great person with the biggest heart! Never an unkind word was uttered from your mouth, always ready with the biggest smile on your face! Your time with us seems so short, we will surely miss you! From the day we are born God has our life planned out, your mission was fulfilled here on earth so God called you home to rest! I'm sure my dad (uncle Tanoose), your grandma (Bina), aunts Stella , Pillar, Elisa, uncles Chuy, Alfredo, Carlos and all our family that is in heaven were there waiting to embrace you and welcome you home. May you rest in eternal peace, we love you and will miss you dearly!
To my cousins Celia, Jesse, Irene, Michael kids and Christine, my deepest condolences, may you find comfort in knowing that Harvey was well loved and has brightened up the lives of many. I love you all!

Gina Guzman

January 29, 2019

Harvey always had a smile on his face. He was one of the nicest and funniest people I’ve ever known. I will always remember playing superheroes on the playground in kindergarten, with our jackets tied around our necks for capes. He was Batman and asked if I wanted to play, so I could be Bat Girl. We saved the world so many times, I lost count. Throughout our school years, I never heard him say anything mean to anyone. He was just a kindhearted guy, always ready to crack a joke, and he was a friend, when I didn’t have many. I will always be grateful for that.
My deepest condolences to Mr & Mrs Alderete, and Michael, Irene, and all of the family & friends who knew and loved him. He will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace Dear friend. God Speed until we meet again.