Emma Julia Alvarez
October 1, 1927 – March 15, 2019
Emma Julia Alvarez, age 91, devoted wife of the late Peter A. Alvarez, a decorated WWII veteran, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019. Loving mother of two sons, Peter Alvarez of Conyers GA and John Alvarez of Chicago, II, and stepmother to George Alvarez of Miami Fl.
She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild. She was the last surviving member of her family of 14 siblings and was also a loving aunt and great aunt to many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. She emigrated from Cuba in 1959 to Miami FL, where she sponsored and helped many of her family to start a new life. She was known for her generosity and good natured disposition.
She loved to read and write poetry. She was an accomplished seamstress. She also loved photography and would make photo albums with pictures of her grandchildren with humorous captions. She also liked to crochet and work puzzles. She was excellent cook and amazed everyone with her ability to cook without following recipes.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at a later date.