August 18, 1933 – April 25, 2021
Alvin was born on 08/18/1933 to Augustine and Maria Maldonado.
He attended Roosevelt Elementary School and Stockton High School.
Alvin was predeceased by his brothers Jess, Michael, Augustine Jr and Joseph. His sisters Angela, Josephine, Lucille, Ramalda, Esther and Mary. He is survived by his Brother Frank and Sister Delores.
Alvin was married two times, first to the late Alice Herrera with whom he had four children. Vivian, Edward, Yolanda and Monica.
He then married Caroline and became stepfather to her daughter Lisa until their marriage ended.
Alvin had numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was the Godfather to Joseph Maldonado Jr, and Terri Castro
He was a caring and loving man. Always having time for anyone that called or came by.
In his younger years, he worked hard to support his family. He owned and operated his own Janitorial Service. He employed many family members but his best memories were with his son Eddie and his brother Frank. They would chitchat the whole drive to the Bay Area.
Alvin was a traveling man. He loved to travel to visit family or friends. His Brother Frank recalls times when he would load up the car with their mom Maria, their sister Lucy and all of his own family and take off to San Antonio to visit his brother Jess. They would stay for weeks visiting with family.
His brother Frank also recalls a time when he took their mom Maria and sister Lucy to Mexico to visit their mom’s family.
He was a faithful 49er fan his whole life. He loved to go with his son Eddie and spend time together at the games.
When football season was over, he loved to watch the San Francisco Giants play ball on TV.
Alvin had a special charm that attracted people to him, especially the ladies.
Alvin spoke a lot about taking friends out to dinner in San Francisco and all the nice meals they enjoyed.
He loved being around ALL his family for get togethers, BBQ’s and Parties.
He also cherished the times he was able to get together with family or friends for a favorite meal at Mi Ranchito.
He spoke highly of all his sisters cooking, especially Mary and Esther’s menudo.
Alvin served his community in many ways, one being a Board Member for the San Joaquin County Clinics for many, many years. He felt he needed to give back to his community.
Alvin was a man of God. After finding his Lord and Savior, he gave his whole life to the lord. Learning and preaching the word of God. He spent time at recovery houses helping and speaking to others who needed a listening ear.
Alvin became so familiar with Gods word he rarely needed the Bible to reference. He knew it like the back of his hand. He was not afraid to tell everyone and anyone about the word.
He never forgot to praise the Lord all the way up until the day of his passing.
On the morning of his passing, he was watching his church services on Television as he did each Sunday since COVID began. On this day, the staff at the assisted living indicated that he was praising Jesus extra loud that morning and was in an extremely good mood after his services. He praised his Lord, ate his breakfast, and then passed suddenly. For some reason on this day, Jesus decided he was not going to pass him up. He heard him praising him extra loud and said, “Today is Alvin’s day” and off to heaven he went.
Alvin always told his doctors “Jesus will decide when it’s my time to go”
The family would like to give a special thank you to Creekside Care Home for their year of dedication to his care and recovery and also to all the staff at Arbor Place for making his final 10 months of life some of the most enjoyable and happy times.
Alvin will be remembered for his dedication and hard work, his love for his family, his long commitment to his community, his ability to talk for hours on the phone and his faith and love of the Lord.
He will be missed by all who loved him.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
May 10, 2021
Mr. Maldonado always waited for me by his sliding door to greet me as come in every morning, I park my car right i n front of his room... And at the end of my shift he will waited for me to said " good night And Portate bien mujer" (behaved your self ) every day. Mr. Maldonado was avery kind, sweet, and a great gentlemen to everyone specially the Ladies... Always shared his candy too.
He will be missed by all of us.
Vickie & Sal Alvarado
May 4, 2021
So sorry for your loss. I remember meeting Alvin the first time at my sons house and then again at the same rehab facility where my dad was also. He would talk about Chivo neighborhood where he and my dad grew up. So many memories he had. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all at this somber time. God bless you all.
Jessie Ann F Flores
May 2, 2021
To the family of Alvin, so very sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting him through my father. Their families grew up together in Chivo. He and my father Herman P. Flores was in Creekside at the same time. Now they are both in heaven. May God bring comfort to his family and friends