OBITUARY

Alfred Gutierrez

July 9, 1953November 6, 2020
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Alfred Gutierrez, lovingly known to his family as “Popo”, passed away on November 6, 2020 in Houston, Texas at the age of 67. Alfred was born and raised in the Northside of Houston, Texas, the youngest son of Cecilio and Delfina Gutierrez.

Alfred was the proud Patriarch of his family. He was a loving and active participant in each of his daughters’ and grandchildren’s lives. He drove countless miles in his lifetime to attend just about every baseball, soccer, basketball and football game his grandchildren ever played. He was a fantastic cook who lovingly shared his barbeque brilliance with his son-in-law, Hector, and taught the art of deep frying perfect turkeys to former son-in-law, Jaime Astorga Sr. He was a long-time baseball coach of numerous young men and former President of Lindale Little League. Alfred’s love of music, dancing and spending time with friends led him to open G’zzz Ice House on Ella Boulevard. He spent every night at G’zzz surrounded by good friends, fantastic music, great food and those were some of the happiest times of his life.

Alfred was a life-long fan of the Houston Oilers, Texans, Rockets and Astros. On his behalf, his daughters wish the Texans could have brought him the joy of seeing his favorite team play in the Super Bowl. After a brief break from the team in 2019, he was back on board after the recent head coaching change he had wanted to see for years. During Alfred’s recent hospitalization, he found great joy in one more Astros post-season run.

Alfred was preceded in death by his parents, son Alfred Gutierrez Jr., siblings: Paul Gutierrez, John Gutierrez, and Elizabeth Camarillo. He is survived by his beloved daughters: Adrianna Gutierrez, Rosalinda Gutierrez, Monique De La Torre and husband Hector; Grandchildren: Jaime Alfred Astorga Jr., Jennifer Carrillo, Cecilia De La Torre, Andrew De La Torre, Victoria De La Torre, Adrian Gutierrez and Julian Gutierrez; Siblings: Mary Blanco, Cecilio Gutierrez, Janie Rodriguez, Delfina "Tootsie" Rangel; The mother of his children Linda Vargas and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.

We will all miss Alfred’s smile, jokes, texts, phone calls, hugs, pep talks, Tarzan ringer, spontaneous visits, Flying Saucer pies, candy apples, Casa Garay soups, Sing-On boudin, Alamo tamales and menudo…every single gesture of love he bestowed on us all. We take comfort in knowing his body has been restored and he is reunited with his son, parents and siblings in the arms of our Lord.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the family requests that all attendees wear masks at all times (indoors and outdoors). There will be a 100 person limit at the socially distanced funeral services held at St. Patrick’s. For those who cannot attend services in person, you can view virtually by visiting the Funeraria Del Angel Crespo Navigation Facebook page.

The family will hold a celebration of Alfred’s life at a later date, when it is safer for everyone to gather and raise a glass to his memory.

  • FAMILY

  • Alfred Gutierrez Jr, Son (deceased)
  • Paul Gutierrez, Brother (deceased)
  • John Gutierrez, Brother (deceased)
  • Elizabeth Camarillo, Sister (deceased)
  • Adrianna Gutierrez, Daughter
  • Rosalinda Gutierrez, Daughter
  • Monique De La Torre (Hector), Daughter
  • Mary Blanco, Sister
  • Janie Rodriguez, Sister
  • Delfina "Tootsie" Rangel, Sister
  • Cecilio Gutierrez, Brother

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Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 12, 2020

  • Rosary

    Thursday, November 12, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, November 13, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Friday, November 13, 2020

Memories

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Louis & Linda Meza

November 12, 2020

I will like to offer my condolences to the GUITERREZ Family. Alfred and Linda stood in our wedding over fourth years ago and will always remember him as a dear friend. One of my best drinking buddies. Rest In Peace buddy.

Greg Gutierrez

November 10, 2020

At Grandma's house

Natasha Dennis

November 10, 2020

I am deeply saddened by the news of Alfred's passing.. I was a co-worker of his at Harris County Hospital District Department of Public Safety for many years and became a pretty good friend over time. We kept in touch over the years and even met up at Jax's a few times for some good food, drinks and zydeco music. He was definitely the life of the party and loved to make everyone else happy. He will be truly missed... RIH "Popo Chulo"

Monique Delatorre

November 9, 2020

Oh, Dad!! We were living it up for your 65th birthday and I couldn’t wait to do it bigger for 70. Until we meet again...I’ll hold down the fort and remind Keeks to, “Kick it up!!” Love you, Poppa Bear.

Eddie Carranco

November 9, 2020

On behalf of Jefferson Davis Hispanic Alumni Association our deepest condolences to his family. Alfred was a great friend and classmate he will be greatly missed.
President of JDHAA
Eddie Carranco
Class of 72.

Becky Olivos Santos

November 9, 2020

My sincere condolences to the Gutierrez family. Alfred was a good man who loved his daughters and grandchildren. May he rest in peace.

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