Alfonso P. Alvarez

January 27, 1950December 17, 2012

Alfonso “Big Al” P. Alvarez, 62, of New Braunfels, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2012 at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital New Braunfels.

He was born to Alfonso R. Alvarez and Rosa (Cortez) Alvarez in Kingsville, Texas on January 27, 1950. After graduating from Henrietta M. King High School in 1969 he began working for a short time in Hotel Management. He later moved to New Braunfels and began a career in Law Enforcement working for the Comal County Sherriff’s Office. He retired from Comal County in 2005 after 22 years of service. Al enjoyed fishing, gardening and working in his yard.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita Alvarez; son, Charles A. Alvarez and wife Jenni of Tecumseh, MI; Joseph S. Alvarez of Live Oak, TX; and daughter, Rebekah E. Norman and husband Ben of Benton City, WA; mother, Rosa Alvarez of New Braunfels; grandchildren, Marissa Alvarez, Emilia Alvarez, Matias Alvarez, Genoveva Norman, and Isabel Norman; sisters, Rosemarie Tarlton of San Anotnio; and Belinda Munoz and husband Manuel of Spring, Texas; and Brother, Richard Alvarez of New Braunfels; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of friends.

Visitation will be 8:00 AM on Friday at Zoeller Funeral Home and continue until 9:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Tree of Life Church with Pastor LeMoyne Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.


  • Visitation Friday, December 21, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 22, 2012

Alfonso P. Alvarez

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Lupe Briones

December 17, 2013

Juanita sorry to hear about Al. This is the first time I hear that he had passed away last year. Al was a good friend to me when we were at Houston Natural Gas for a few years. We did joke a lot and had fun.
Guadalupe G. Briones and Pilar Briones.

oscar lomas

May 5, 2013

"TINY" that how I knew you back at Kleberg elementary school.....GO EAGLES....we all had great times back then . I know you are up in heaven guarding those pearly gates make sure you let your old my condolences to his whole family......OSCAR R LOMAS

Linda Shellenberger

January 4, 2013

Big Al, was a wonderful person to know. I will miss him dearly. God Bless You.

Pete De La Fuente

December 24, 2012

Janie; My sincere condolences . Al was a friend . a Mentor and a man I always looked up to . I was honored to follow in his footsteps as Comal Co. Sheriff's Transport Officer . God bless you ! 830 837 4931

Sandy Barber

December 23, 2012

Dear Janie
I'm so sorry for your loss to you and your family. All was always a kid man when I would see him at the court house. My God comfort you during this special time of year.

Sandy (Zimmerman) Barber

Juan Carlos Alvarez

December 22, 2012

Uncle Al,

Thank you for being such a great uncle and for all the wonderful memories. It was a blessing to have you in our lives and you will be truly missed. The listening, advice provided, and wisdom will always be cherished by all of us. You always enjoyed a good laugh; so your unique and humorous recollection of events growing up will never be forgotten. Tio, you will always be in our thoughts and prayers. May you rest in peace.

Juan Carlos

William Haynes

December 21, 2012

Al,My you rest in peace.You will be missed.Our condolences to Juanita and the family.

Diane Rust

December 21, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Mike Alejos

December 21, 2012

Rest in Peace Al, have fond memories of working at Circle K way back when, thanks for working the night shift. You always made me laugh. Deepest Condolences to Juanita and family. God Bless
Mike Alejos

Brian Hoberg

December 21, 2012

Al, you were one of the first people I ever met while working at Comal County. You always had key advice for a young guy, always witty in your conversations that I had with you at lunch for 5 years, and you always spoke so proudly of your wife and kids. Your service to the community of Comal County and to the courthouse as a bailiff was tremendous and something you took on with honor and dignity. I thank God for the time I was able to spend with you, learn from you, and be one I call a good friend. While you will be missed, your memory and impact will never be forgotten. You were one who offered sage advice to me when I met Amber and was soon to be married and you listened always and yet still had words of wisdom to share. Your legacy will echo throughout the county as well as to those who were blessed to know you. I wish comfort and peace to your family and other friends. May you rest in eternal peace with Christ. Best Regards, Brian Hoberg and family.