OBITUARY

Thomas Edward Alvarez

May 15, 1948April 12, 2019
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Thomas Edward Alvarez, age 70, devoted father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away after a lengthy illness in Houston, Texas, on April 12, 2019.

Born May 15, 1948, in Beaumont, Texas, Tom moved to Houston as a child, graduating from John H. Reagan High School in 1967 before serving in the US Army from 1968-1970. Tom was a loyal employee of Texas Pipe & Supply for over thirty years before his retirement in 2017. He had a passion for sports, and he could often be found in the stands cheering on his Oilers, Texans, Astros, and Rockets. A true friend and mentor, he always found a way to attend birthday parties, graduations, baseball and soccer games, and other events for everyone in his life.

Thomas is survived by his loving daughter Amy (Jeff) Myer and three grandchildren, Madison, Austin, and Jackson. He is also survived by his three devoted sisters: Bertha Alvarez; Dolores (Bill) Murphy (and family Mike, Gena, Gary & Marisa); and Rose (Patrick) Watson (and family Derrick, Amber, Gwen & Dale) and numerous other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert V. and Rose Helen (Mendizabal) Alvarez, and his brother Robert Alvarez.

Visitation will be held Saturday, April 27, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the chapel of Waltrip Funeral Directors, 1415 Campbell Road in Houston. A Celebration of Life service will begin at 3:00 p.m. where friends and family are invited to share a story or memory in honor of a life well-lived. Military Honors will be provided by members of the United States Army Honor Guard. A private interment will be held at Houston National Cemetery at a later date.

For those desiring, and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to your local Humane Society in Mr. Alvarez’s name would be appreciated.

Services

27 April

Visitation

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Waltrip Funeral Directors Chapel

1415 Campbell Road
Houston, Texas

27 April

Celebration of Life

3:00 pm

Waltrip Funeral Directors Chapel

1415 Campbell Road
Houston, Texas

REMEMBERING

Thomas Edward Alvarez

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Ken Kosut

April 17, 2019

I grew up across the street from Tommy. Rode bikes with him and played sandlot baseball with him. A very good guy. Sincerest condolences.

Cesar Acevedo

April 17, 2019

A pleasure and a blessing to have worked and met a great person in my life, Tom always loved to share his stories and also teach his experience with anyone wanting to learn, You will be missed old friend but never forgotten you taught me a great deal and for that you have place in my heart, My condolence to Tom's family, " may every memory of Tom bring a smile to youre faces.". God Bless

Debra Martinez

April 17, 2019

Mr. Tom,

In the years we have worked together at Texas Pipe & Supply, you were such an inspirational mentor. You were always willing to help and train anyone who came to you with no hesitation. Your Knowledge has been truly missed here at TPS. I am truly grateful for Your Friendship and Leadership you have shown me at TPS.
We will Miss You Dearly Mr. Tom.
Prayers to your Grandbabies and Your Family!

Fay Adam

April 17, 2019

First knowing you Tom since your days at J H Rose Truck Line some 40 years ago and working with you at Texas Pipe for 30 years was pure pleasure. Tom the love for your family was incredible and you shared that same sweet love with your friends . Thank you for mentoring my three children during their growing years just like you ended up doing with your three precious grandchildren. You always took the time to say a kind word and lend a hand when someone was in need. I will truly miss my dear friend Tom.

Bob Bahar

April 17, 2019

A honor to be counted among your friends, a privilege to have worked alongside you! Our world has lost a GOOD man, but your smile & handshake will always encourage me of the good folks in our world!
To Amy and Tom’s family — Tom is truly enjoying his just reward in heaven

Cathy Diamond

April 16, 2019

I worked with Tom at Texas Pipe. He is a lovely kind gentleman and sorely missed.

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