OBITUARY

Henry Alvarado

July 15, 1939June 23, 2020
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"The Lord giveth, the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord." On the morning of June 23, 2020, at his home in Houston, Texas, Henry Alvarado was called to his Heavenly home by Our Lord Jesus Christ. Henry was born in Galveston, Texas to parents Herman Alvarado and Mary Mejia Alvarado on July 15, 1939. He was the first of five children.

Henry was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ninfa Alvarado, his parents Herman and Mary Alvarado, and his younger sister, Juanita Alvarado.

Henry loved visiting the island and would frequently pass to reflect years gone by at the former William B. Travis Elementary School and Ball High School where he graduated in 1958. He remained close friends over the years with comrades he lovingly referred to as "The Old Gang Reunion." He sincerely cherished his many laughs with Clarence (Ralph) Klaes, Freddie Nelson, Steve O'Donohoe, Pete Nocaladis, and Roy Barnes, to name a few. He enjoyed a long working relationship with Kerr Steamship Company where he was a Traffic Manager. Henry's love of sports during high school years only grew with age and led him to major league venues and baseball games across the country. Henry enjoyed photography, collecting memorabilia from sports, movies, his beloved Galveston Island, and the many aspects of the rich, Hispanic culture he enjoyed so much. His long time co-workers and customers at Fiesta in Houston will certainly miss his company and humor in repeating the jokes in Spanish which he always tried to translate without losing the intended punchline meaning.

Henry is survived by his children, Rudy Alvarado and his wife Merlie, Liza Lewis, James Raymond Alvarado and wife Lisa, Mary Jane Fruzia and husband Brent, and Amelia Contreras and husband David; his sisters Mary Helen Draman and husband Ken; Orie Alvarado Hoover and husband Mike, and his baby sister, Irene Leyva and her husband Frank; his grandchildren Ryan and Kristopher Alvarado; Brandon and Dillon Fruzia and Morgan Russell; Russell, Erica, and Adam Contreras and Leslie Schwartz; and Jason Harvey, John Rudy Alvarado II, Lacey Silva, and Chloe Alvarado; 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews who brought him many smiles.

Visitation will be held on June 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm with a Rosary Service at 7:00 pm at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home, 13102 North Fwy, Houston, Texas. A Funeral Service will be held on July 1, 2020 at 11:00 am., also at Earthman Resthaven.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ryan Alvarado
  • Jason Harvey
  • Brandon Fruzia
  • Dillon Fruzia
  • Nick Leyva
  • Aaron Salinas
  • Justin Russell
  • Frank Leyva, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Clarence (Ralph) Klaes, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Rosary Service

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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Felipe Leyva

June 30, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the Alvarado family and friends. Love all of the memorabilia Henry collected, was amazing to see his collection. Henry was a great man to know and will be greatly missed. God bless him and his family.

Felipe & Rebecca Leyva family

Paul Draman

June 30, 2020

I will never forget Henry coming to stay with us as he toured some of the baseball stadiums in the Midwest to take his photos. It was a time we were able to get to know him better and laugh as we shared meals and evenings as a family. He was so kind, he will be missed.

Cynthia Hernandes

June 29, 2020

Mr. Henry ..as everyone would call him. Ina few words "Will be greatly missed." The few months I was able to be considered his friend and coworker gave me great comfort because of the type of person he was. Our conversations consisted in great advise funny jokes and all of his pictures. He was so proud of me when I got my lil truck, and always said maybe tomorrow we'll go riding in it. He always encouraged me to be better no matter what. We aren't the same with out you. So with a unconsolable heart I would like to send my condolences to the family of this MAN that for so many people was a gentle soul. RIP MR.HENRY

Tameaka Long

June 26, 2020

Thanks for being a awesome person we use to work in the receiving department together
Always a really nice guy and he will definitely be missed

Noemi Gonzales

June 25, 2020

Henry was a good man/friend to me and other's. How wonderful to see someone with a big smile and words of wisdom. Another Special Angel God has chosen to shine down on us. Prayers for the family and friends.

Larry and Ann Brabham

June 25, 2020

Mary, we are so sorry for your loss of your father. We care for you and your family and pray that all will be well with you. We love you and have always enjoyed our conversations with you and Brent. We hope to see you when things get back to normal

San Juanita onofre

June 25, 2020

I worked with Mr Henry many years at Fiesta. He always had a smile and a hug for me no matter what. When i was feeling bad about myself he'd give me a compliment. God rest his soul. Deepest condolences to all his family 💔

Lana and Jim Ponsonby

June 25, 2020

James and Lisa,, Ryan and Kristopher, your family are in our thoughts and prayers. You have our deepest sympathies for the loss of your father.and grandfather.

James(Mike) Hoover

June 25, 2020

Henry was a genuinely good man. Among his pastimes, he loved going to stadiums and seeing baseball games, literally all over the country. So it was with pride and honor that Orie and I took him to an Astros game during the Championship Season in 2017. Likewise it was our pleasure to welcome Henry as the senior Alvarado family member participating at our wedding later that year.

Amanda Leyva-Garza

June 25, 2020

My dear sweet Uncle Henry we are saddened with losing you but your memory will live on. Heaven gained an amazing angel and I'm glad you will be reunited with Grandma and Aunt Ninfa. We will miss you so much and my memories of you will always be your sweet genuine smile you always had. Love you, tell we meet again ❤

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