OBITUARY

Joseph Ventura Alvarez

May 21, 1919June 7, 2021

Joseph Ventura Alvarez

Better known as Deacon Joe, Joe was born May 21st 1919 in Long Beach, California, to parents Guadalupe and Blanche Alvarez. He was a loving brother to Vera, Eddie, Ruben, Paul, and Helen. He was a beloved father to his children, Sheryl and David. He was also a beloved grandfather and great grandfather to his five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

At the age of twenty-one, Joe served honorably in the U.S. Army for four years alongside his brothers Eddie, Ruben, and Paul during World War II. At the time of his honorable discharge, he was awarded a Bronze Star, Cluster, and a Purple Heart.

On December 12th 1974, Joe was ordained as a Deacon with the Diocese of San Jose, California. During his time with the Diocese, he participated at many events such as masses, weddings, baptisms, teachings, and conference retreats. Anything that the church and community needed, Joe was always there. Through Deacon Joe's 47 years with the church, he had made many friends and touched many lives within the community of St. John Vianney. Joe was an extraordinary man who loved and cherished everyone he met. Please know that he is in the arms of the Lord, whom he served unconditionally for his entire life.

Services

23 June

Visitation

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary

466 North Winchester Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95050

23 June

Rosary Service

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary

466 North Winchester Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95050

24 June

Funeral Service

9:30 am - 10:30 am

St. John Vianney Church

4600 Hyland Ave
San Jose, CA 95127

24 June

Committal Service

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Gate of Heaven Cemetery

22555 Cristo Rey Dr
Los Altos, CA 95124

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