Green Street Mortuary

649 Green Street, San Francisco, CA


Marcia Lenore Alvarez

November 19, 1945June 23, 2020

Marcia L. Alvarez 19 November 1945 – 23 June 2020

After a 13-year battle with ovarian cancer, Marcia passed peacefully – finally free of pain. Pre-deceased by her parents Frank “Pancho” Alvarez and Emma-Basabe Alvarez, Dearest “Tia-Elle” Eleanor-Basabe Taddeuchi. Survived by her devoted brother Ron Alvarez (Judy), loving cousin Jim Taddeucci (Milen) cousins and many friends. A San Francisco native, Marcia attended NDV Grammar and High School, City College. Worked for RCA and then joined the SFPD Traffic Department at the S.F. Airport from which she retired. Marcia had a fierce and loyal love for family and friends, animals, politics; a champion for the under-served. Her giving of self along with her wit and stubbornness will always be remembered. Marcia’s true passion was horses. Learning to ride at a young age, she owned two – her sweet “50” and feisty “Shiek.” She loved to ride and watch them run. So Marcia, it’s time to ride once again. Sit tall and straight in the saddle – the sky is blue, the field is golden and endless – And with the wind always at your back – ride straight into the arms of heaven. A special thanks to Kaiser Hospice S.F., Jennifer, Denise and Hal; your caring and support carried us through. Angels do walk among us! Donations in Marcia’s name can be made to Kaiser Hospice S.F., the S.F. SPCA, or your local food bank. A gathering will be held when circumstances will allow.


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Marcia Lenore Alvarez

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joy Luckel

July 2, 2020

Marsh radiated into my life at City College - 1963… with lockers side-by-side.
Bone-Head Math/English classes was the start of our side-kick life together.

We owned/loved three horses over the course of 40 yrs.
Bess--- a stable-rental horse we took over from a move-away owner

Miss Fifty/Fifty…. Big surprise..haha… we paid $100 for her.
A freak accidental fall on an icy hillside broken/leg, had us loose her way too soon.

Our last baby boy…given our silly similarities of jest/joke… we named him Sheik, being an Arabian.
And put him to rest in our arms 34 yrs. later.

As I read other friends comments… I see the thread of the Marcia I remember so well.
Her undefinable head-strong notions that were unflappable. But parlayed with the sweet sensitivity of her soul.

To that, on Saturday mornings Marsh stubbornly insisted that we drive to the Mission Dist. And visit Mia and Poncho.
They had been Marcia and Ron’s baby-sitters where Emma and Frank first lived.

I believe their mind-bending kindnesses enriched my life beyond compare.
And I will never be able to thank Marsh enough for sharing them with me.

My parents in Napa, Alvarez/Taddeucci/Marie Playa families… celebrated many happy times together.
Disneyland, Reno, Vegas, Tahoe, Summer Circuit Races, Bay Meadows, Golden Gate Fields, Santa Anita… during the years of glory, grandeur/fun.
Thank you Marcia for sharing your life.

Even with our changed life directions, I never lost Marcia in my heart.

To my phone call a month ago.. I asked her what is the most important thing she needed from me.
It was to make sure Abby (her beloved cat) would be taken care of.
I vowed I would take Abby.

Happily, I fulfilled that commitment.
My good friend found Abby her new forever home and we took her Tuesday to Daly City.
My dog would not have shared space for me to keep Abby.

Marsh, your light will forever twinkle over all of us - like Tinkerbell over the Castle!
And your ‘Royal Flush’ heart beats in all our happiest memories.

Elizabeth Lum

July 2, 2020

So long! My dear friend, Marcia.
For 26 years long, I called you BABE.
After years of fighting, you finally gave in.
Up to heaven, for that I know,
Smirking triumphantly over all our badminton games.
Your love, your laughter will always be remembered,
I cherished all the moments we spent together,
For you are in my “ Bestie” Hall of Fame.

Serena Ng

July 1, 2020

Dear Baby:
Thank God for having you as my best friend. You were wise, funny and kind. You were such a wonderful friend to have at work, at our badminton games as my partner and a great listener.
I often think that you were an angel on this planet. You were very special. I know God called you home to be with him as an Angel in Heaven. One of these days we shall meet again.
I treasure the many wonderful memories we had together. You are always in my heart. I love you very much!
Love, Baby

Ron Harlow

June 30, 2020

I worked with Marcia her last 13 years at SFO. I knew that if I had assignment with her I would have a good day that would go by quickly. She was fun to work with and had a big heart. But, she was also very competitive when it came to playing ping-pong during our breaks!

I will miss her, especially around baseball season if the Giants are vying for a championship. Blessings to her family!

Susan Schneider

June 29, 2020

I have such wonderful memories of our lunches and dinners at Joe's, Vals and in Bernal Heights. I enjoyed our political discussions, Marcia's knowledge and wonderful sense of humor. I always enjoyed hearing about her cat- but most of all, I always liked our deeper discussions , her strength and FRIENDSHIP. Rest in Peace.
Love, Susan

Tina Bonaparte

June 29, 2020

I was honored to work with Marcia at the SF Airport. I was blessed to speak with her a few times recently prior to her going home. Marcia was kind and direct, fun to work and laugh with. Heaven has called home an Angel. May God bless and keep you, her family as your memories of her fill the space of loss.
Tina Bonaparte, Esq.

Liz Vasquez

June 29, 2020

Rest In Peace Marcia. Such a nice funny gal and I always enjoyed working with her.
Condolences to her family.

Tina Canepa

June 28, 2020

To Ron and Judy. We are so sorry about the passing of dear Marcia. The care and love you gave her was so special and so hard for u both at the same time. I am so happy that God finally took her out of the horrible pain she went through. She can now Rest In Peace. She will always watch over you both. With love, Tina, Shelly John and Danielle🙏🏻❤️

Donna Hartley

June 28, 2020

Marcia bounced down the stairs of her house in the Marina and cheerfully onto the school bus the first day of the first grade for Notre Dame des Victoires School. I remember the sight well. We were first graders and both 5 years old. That was about 70 years ago.
She turned out to be a funny kid with a droll sense of humor and when I saw her in college she hadn't changed, still wise cracking. Had lunch with her a few times a few years back. She was still at it, making us laugh with a straight face, one of those fellow travelers in life. RIP Marcia. Thanks for the memories.

gail cochran

June 28, 2020

Marcia I will miss our conversations about Game of Thrones and the meals we shared. What I will really miss is our competitive but fun games of badminton. I know you are at peace and I will miss you. Love you Gail