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Francisco A Alvarez

  • Birth 17 Sep 1929
  • Death 8 Feb 2014
  • Burial Portage, Porter County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 124985297

FRANCISCO A. ALVAREZ, age 84, a lifelong resident of Gary, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014.

He is survived by loving wife of 65 years: Rosa; four children: Juanita (late Salvador) Rodriguez of Valparaiso, Carlos (Pamela) Alvarez of Portage, Francisco (Sylvia) Alvarez Jr. of Texas, and Alberto (Amelia) Alvarez of Demotte; 16 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; great-great grandson. Preceded in death by son-in-law: Salvador Rodriguez; grandson: Salvador Rodriguez Jr.; great grandson: Adam Alvarez; great granddaughter: Tatiana J. Sain.

He was a a self-employed business owner of F&A Produce, Fruteria Alvarez, and El Norteno Restaurant, which were all located on 5th Avenue in Gary. He was a member and past Worshipful Master of the F&AM Lodge #595 of East Chicago.

He was a very loving and caring person, not just for his family, but his entire community. He helped to build churches in Mexico and donated supplies to build a church in Gary. He made sure that if anybody he knew wanted a college education, that they would be taken care of. He was the best boss his workers ever had.

He loved watching soccer, traveling , fishing, and having fun at the casinos, where he always seemed to have the "luck."

Family and friends may call at Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service, 2700 Willowcreek Road, Portage, on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 2:00-8:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. from Pruzin Brothers Chapel, Portage with Pastor Porfirio Mitie officiating. At rest, McCool Cemetery, Portage.


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  • Created by: Kathy in NW Indiana
  • Added: 11 Feb 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 124985297
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francisco A Alvarez (17 Sep 1929–8 Feb 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 124985297, citing McCool Cemetery, Portage, Porter County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Kathy in NW Indiana (contributor 45695505) .