OBITUARY

Israel Alvarez

October 5, 1931April 7, 2021
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1SG Israel Alvarez was called by God and heaven at the age of 89 years old. He was born in Santa Cruz, TX raised in Rio Grande city, TX and at the age of 17 years old began his dedicated service of 23 years in the United States Army. He served in the Korean War earning him a Purple Heart and a Silver Star medal by direction of then President Truman. He served two tours of service in the Vietnam War earning him a bronze star medal by direction of President Nixon. Israel retired from his distinguished career from the Army in 1971 soon after starting his distinguished career in Civil Service for the next 22 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years Maria Alvarez; daughter: Luz and Noe Avitia; granddaughter: Maricela Martinez; Sister in law: Vicky and Fermín Colorado; his nieces: Ana Lucero and Catalina Colorado; his nephew: Victor and Becca Colorado; and numerous other family members and friends. Israel touched many people by his contagious smile, hard work, tenacity, dedication and unmatched courage. His love of family will resonate in our hearts forever. A visitation will take place on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm with a rosary at 7:00pm at Sunset Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass to be held on Thursday, May 6th at 9:15am at St. Thomas More Catholic Church with interment at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitación

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

  • Rosario

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

  • Servicio Funerario

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • Servicio de comisión

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

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Deidre and Kirk Bellinger

May 1, 2021

Our deepest sympathies to you all! He was a true hero and will be greatly missed!
His legacy will live on in the hearts of the many lives he impacted with his kindness, courage and caring!!!!
He was a blessing to anyone near him! He was the best spiritual dad in God's Army!
Now he is with our Good Father and his fight is over and we will carry on till we meet again.
2 Timothy 4:7
Love and prayers of comfort,
Deidre and Kirk

Nela Corona Gallardo

April 13, 2021

My deepest condolences for you and your family. May He Rest In Peace. ( Alicia Corona’s daughter)

Hector Corona

April 13, 2021

Our condolences from the Corona family (Alicia Corona t)God bless you all, y que Dios los bendiga a todos nustras oraciones a todos

Ronald Deroo

April 9, 2021

So so sorry . My condolences .
May he rest in peace.
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