Enrique Gallegos Alva

July 15, 1929November 23, 2010

Enrique Gallegos Alva Entered into rest San Jose, CA. November 23, 2010. Beloved husband of Maria Olvido Alva and the late Maria Luisa Alva. Loving father of Eva Alva, Rick Alva (Lilia), Lulu Alva Martinez (Rick), and the late Jose Adan Alva. Devoted grandfather of Maria Elena Alva, Sal Fernandez Jr., Naomi Chairez, Elisa Zamora, Jasmine Alva, Adan Alva, Diego Martinez, Dahlia Alva and Great-grandfather of Angel Chairez III, Salisa Montiel, Robert Isaac Cervantes, Mireya Cervantes, Ezequiel Cervantes, Alyssa Zamora, Nathaniel Zamora, Elijah Chairez, Roman Zamora, Mateo Zamora, and Angelina Chairez.

Friends are invited to attend Vigil Service 7:00 P.M. Thursday, December 2, 2010 at Lima Family Erickson Funeral Home, 710 Willow Street, San Jose, CA. and Funeral Mass 1:00 P.M. Friday, December 3, 2010 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 325 Willow Street, San Jose, CA Interment to follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, San Jose, Ca.


  • Vigil Service Thursday, December 2, 2010
  • Funeral Mass Friday, December 3, 2010

Enrique Gallegos Alva

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Jasmine Alva

December 30, 2010

my grandpa was a very special man to many people, my family and I loved him very much and will never forget all the memories we shared with him. I love you grandpa

Lupe Cano

December 21, 2010

To the Alva family, Uncle Ricky was always there for me and my family, I will miss him and his music. Stay strong.

frances cano

December 20, 2010

rick, lulu and eva, i will truly miss uncle ricky as much as mi tia luisa i will never forget all of the fun as families throughtout the years and theses memories will help in remembering both. i am truly sorry for your loss, cousins. i love you and miss you all sorry i could not make it but you always in my heart and thoughts.

frances cano

Diami Dominguez

December 20, 2010

We will miss you. My parents best friends the Alva's. I still remember just about every night after dinner my mom and dad would make their visit. Love you and you will be missed. Diami

Alicia Ruiz

December 3, 2010

As your oldest niece I will always cherish very beautiful memories of my favorite Uncle. Even if we did not see each other very often, we kept in touch. Our deepest condolences to all the family. He will always live in our hearts.
God Bless You,
Pepe & Alicia Alva Ruiz and Family

Ray & Gloria Alvarez

December 1, 2010

Our Condolences to the Alva Family, Tio Ricky will be missed.

Veronica Alvarez

December 1, 2010

Rest in Peace Tio..Your Smile and Joy of life will be deeply missed .

Gracie Alvarez

December 1, 2010

Richard and I send the entire familia our deepest condolences. He will forever remain in our hearts!

Arturo Alva

November 30, 2010

We have been saddened by the news of the passing of our Tio Adan, which we all loved deeply. We have fond memories of his visits throughout our lifetime. We regret not being able to attend his funeral, but are glad we got to spend time at his home last summer. We will be praying for our cousins, and hope to continue the relationship that has been established by our Tio Adan. We will keep you in our hearts forever.

Love Always,
Arturo, Emily, Artie, and Christa Alva

Olivia Campos

November 28, 2010

We are very saddened by the death of our Tio. We have very fond memories of his visits to our home in Laredo. We loved having him visit and as usual, it was a suprise visit. We will keep our cousins in our prayers and pray that their sadness be lightened by the fact that Tio led a full and productive life. He was a great Tio. God Bless.

Olivia Alva Campos