Funeraria del Angel Roy Akers

515 North Main Ave, San Antonio, TX


David Lopez Alvarado Jr.

February 8, 1967July 21, 2020
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David Lopez Alvarado Jr., 53, went to be with his Lord on July 21, 2020. He was born in San Antonio, Texas to David and Rosa Portillo Alvarado on February 8, 1967. David is preceded in death by his father: David Lopez Alvarado; grandparents: Onesimo and Petra Alvarado, Pedro and Oralia Portillo; brothers: Christopher, Ricardo and Antonio. David was an experienced musician, talented trumpet player and Mariachi for over 40 years. He sang in many Tejano, Rock and Pop bands over the years. He was the Spanish Choir Director at Little Flower Basilica for several years and most recently a member of St. Paul’s Spanish Choir, where he sang, played the congas and his trumpet. David loved music. David was full of life and never met a stranger. He brought excitement everywhere he went and loved going to Zumba classes. David graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1985 and was proud to be a Mustang. He was a Senior at Texas University A&M- San Antonio. He will be most remembered for his lively sense of humor and his beautiful smile. David will be truly and dearly missed. He is survived by his loving wife: Raquel; his mother: Rosa Portillo Torres (Jesus); children: David C. Alvarado (Martha) and Felicia M. Alvarado (Jesus); Step-children: Kelli Salazar, Kristan Magny and Armando Salazar (Penny). Sister: Michelle Martinez; grandchildren: John David, Genesis, Athena, Goku, Santos, Joaquin, Myalyn, Denver, Azalea, Asteria, and Albert; nephews: Jesus Sosa and Damian Bustos; niece: Elianah Reyes; as well as extended family members, and many, many friends.

Due to restrictions on public gathering, the visitation for David at Roy Akers Funeral Home-515 North Main Ave. 78205- will be limited to only 40 people in the building at a time. There will be a public visitation period on Sunday, July 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.. A Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm in accordance with the limitations. On Monday, July 27, the Funeral Procession will depart at 10:30 a.m. for a 11:00 am Funeral Mass at St. Paul’s -350 Sutton Rd.- with a limit of 95 people in the building. Interment will be held at San Fernando II, with only 10 family members allowed at the burial space.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 26, 2020

  • Rosary Service

    Sunday, July 26, 2020


  • Funeral Service

    Monday, July 27, 2020


David Lopez Alvarado Jr.

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Santos & Grace Villarreal

July 31, 2020

Our sincerest condolences to David's family. His Mother Rosa Torres is our Spanish Choir Director at St. Paul's. Her family(Portillo family) played at our wedding 56 years ago. We have know her for years thru her music and her son David's music. David always had a beautiful smile, kind and a gentleman. He will be dearly missed.
Peace & Love
Santos & Grace Villarreal

Linda Trinidad

July 30, 2020

I met David at St. Paul Catholic Church many years ago when his children, David and Felicia were young.
I heard and saw him play his trumpet numerous times and always felt that his mom and him shared a special bond through their love of music.
I last saw David at St. Paul Church and as always, he gave me that special smile and a very warm hug.
My condolences to his family especially, his wife, Rosa, David and Felicia.
May David rest in peace. 🌻

Carly Franklin

July 27, 2020

Raquel & Family,

We were very saddened by the news of David's passing. During his time in our program, he made a lasting and positive impact on the students, faculty, and staff. His kindness and sense of humor will be greatly missed. On behalf of the School of Social Work, please accept our deepest condolences.

Kind regards,

Professor Carly Franklin, LCSW
Undergraduate Program Director
School of Social Work, University of Arkansas

Antonio Portillo

July 26, 2020

He loved to play his trumpet and sing in mariachi bands; he brought joy and love into this world; and he will always be remembered for his love of family.

Tio Tony and Tia Betty

Stella Alvarado-Whittaker

July 26, 2020

My deepest condolences to Raquel, Rosa and Family.
David Alvarado Sr. was also my first cousin. I remember when David Jr and his mariachi group came to serenade my Father (Rafael Alvarado) on his 95th Birthday. David made it a very memorable celebration. David You are now with my Lord continuing to sing praises to his name like you did here on earth at St. Paul’s. To God Be the Glory! 🙏🏼 May you rest in peace and may your family continue to be blessed with all the good memories.

LindaJo Castillo

July 26, 2020

Raquel I'm so sorry for your loss.
My heartfelt condolences to you and the family.
David was a very funny man (mariachi) Rest in peace Sir.

Raquel your angel will always be with you smiling from heaven.
Remember to smile back.

Frances Guerrero

July 26, 2020

I have known David for a long time...he always made laughing an a happy smile any were he was..to the family my condolences..u will never be forgotten..keep shining...

Salvador and Gloria Rodriguez

July 26, 2020

Our deepest condolences to David Alvarado's wife, mother, children and grandchildren. We are deeply saddened at the loss of a dear friend and Sal's trumpet partner for over three decades. This tandem helped the St.Pail's choir win a citywide championship of Hispanic choirs and
play Las Mananitas for the Pope during his visit to Ssn Antonio. David's superb musical talents brought joy and were appreciated in the choirs and mariachi groups that he played in. We can just imagine the pain of losing a son, husband, father and grandfather so suddenly. His beautiful and joyful smile and spirit will be missed.....but the beautiful memories will always be remembered.

Eliseo and Yolanda Salazar

July 26, 2020

My deepest Sympathy to David's wife and family. We are members at St. Paul's Church. My brother-in-law Salvador Rodriguez has been playing the Trumpet with David at St. Paul's Spanish mass. I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you and Rosa and her family though this very hard times. God Bless you all. Sincerely,
Eliseo and Yolanda Salazar

Lindsey Trevino

July 25, 2020

Alvarado family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. I went to school with David & took 3 classes with him last semester. He always reminded me to do the weekly quizzes and homework! He was so funny and talkative in class! Always kept the class going, talking and smiling!!! He always talked about his family and his beautiful grand children in our group!
Stay safe
-Lindsey Trevino


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