Jose Alvarez Sr.
Jose Alvarez Sr., 84 years, of Erie, Mich. and formerly of Temperance, Mich., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, in Foundation Park Care Center, Toledo, Ohio, under the care of Hospice Of Northwest Ohio. The son of Onesimo Alvarez Sr. and Margarita (Gonzalez) Alvarez Trujilo, he was born April 17, 1932 in Aransas Pass, Texas. Jose was a construction worker and member of Michigan Laborers Local 499 for many years. He had a passion for fishing, garage sale-ing, playing poker and dominos, and really enjoyed and loved his puppy Duke very much. Jose was a jokester and always got a kick out of joking and laughing with everyone he ever knew. He married Juanita "Juana" Alvarez in Mississippi, Arkansas in 1955, and together they had 10 children: Margarita (Jesse) Amaya, Jose Alvarez Jr., Maria Elana (Donald) Jackson, Gloria Alvarez, Rosamaria (Al) Wehner, Sylvia (Brant) Bastian, Juan, Philip, Antonio and Jesus Alvarez; two brothers, Onesimo (Cuvano) Jr. and Donesio (Nicho) Alvarez; a surviving sister, Maria (Alvarez) Rangel. He had 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father;"Very Special" stepfather, Trindad Trujilo; mother, wife, son (Juan), and two brothers. Family and friends may visit Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, 8300 Lewis Ave., Temperance, Mich. from 11 a.m. until the funeral service at noon. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Erie, Mich. Online condolences may be shared at www.bedfordfuneralchapel.com.
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