I miss you terribly. Always in my heart, always on my mind. Please help me work through this time. I could really use your guidance.....please take my hand and pull me through this. Help me find my way, my path, my happiness, my true smile.
I love you
Something made me think of you over the weekend. Miss you, love you, as always. XOXO
Hi Ant, Santo is still saying "that's what I mean" and he still hits that car key too too many times to shut the car down, lol. I always think of you when this happens, he does too, lol. He imitates your expressions and we both laugh. You understood him and was his friend. We miss you terribly and keep you in our prayers. xoxoxox Sissy
Please dad...give me strength!
Dear Dad, I wanted to write you on your actual birthday, but I just couldnt bring myself to it. It was a good day, I thought of happy thoughts. I made our favorite breakfast that we always shared, relaxed alot, spoke with Fran, Joe and Deb, and then had dinner with Aunt Anna and Santo. Though I wish you were there with us, I know you were watching over me....especially when I was eating the Cinnamon Rolls (LOL).
You are always on my mind and in my heart...I miss you
Hey Ant, we celebrated your life on your birthday Sunday, you left us such warm memories; the laughs, the tears we shared ... we miss you. xoxo Always your "Sissy", Annarose
My dear man... I cannot send you a card for the holidays to mark our friendship as I used to do, but I shall remember you nonetheless with all the love my heart can hold. XOXO
I just found out about Anthony, I am very saddened, he was a nice man, a gentle man, a sweet man. Rest in Peace my friend.
I miss you, how do I do thia alone? I still need you!
Love you & miss you
Hi little bro! Found your calling card, I remember when you handed it to me, it was so you... "Carpe Diem" was the message. xoxo It's nice emailing you, sort of, lol. see ya!
Just wanted to say "thanks daddy". I just wish you were here with me.
Anthony, I still talk to you and miss you so much I cry like an idiot. No one left to "talk" to, you know? Love you. xoxo ache for you. See you upstairs kiddo!
Dear Bro, everyday Santo and I think of something you said or did, we laugh, we cry, we remember the love, the "HI Sissy"
whenever I called you. I miss our little shopping forays, the visits back and forth, and the pizza fits, lol. We miss you terribly and often. The kids are all ok, you probably know all this already. I love yu and pray for you. Please pray for us. xooxxo
It has 1 month since I lost my best friend. You were the most understanding, compassionate, loving and strong man I have ever known. I can come to you with anything and you were always there for me. You stood proudly by my side in happy times and you carried me through the tough times. You are and alway will be me heart and my hero! Sometimes I find myself wondering how I am going to make it through the rest of my life without you...but then I remember you are still with me. I promise to hold us kids together and keep the family close. To continue to love like you loved us, unconditionally. You would have been so proud to see how we were together through this...it is how you always wanted it to be...together! I just wish you could have been there. We did it for you!
You were and always will be my rock, my best friend and my daddy. I love you more than words can say. I hope that you look down on me and are proud of the woman I have become and will be in the future.
I love you daddy
I was saddened to hear of your fathers' death. Just want you to know that my prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.
Be well. God Bless You.
The loss of a father is one of the saddest moments one can experience. My heart breaks every time I think about how this has affected everyone in the family, especially Tricia. I will always remember Anthony for his wonderful laugh and quick wit. But there was much more to him than that. He could also be serious and give good advice when you needed it. He gave me such advice when I was going through a divorce and that visit to Florida helped me to take the next step. He will be sorely missed. He was taken too soon. But now he is with the angels watching us all.
I miss you so incredibly much. Everyday I find myself accidently dialing your number to tell you about the day's events. It is still foreign to me that we will never converse again on this earth; yet, I find myself speaking to you everyday dad. I look down and I see grandpa's ring. The ring you gave me when I was 19 and said that "we will always we right next to eachother. I have had it for almost 8 years now and I never knew what you meant but, I do now. I didn't know grandpa well, I only knew that I was named after him, that he was a sweet man who would do anything for his family, and that he had the resolve of a superhero. Dad always told me that he waited to pass to see his grandson, an Alvaro. This made me feel good when I was younger. Someone waited for me. My father passed merely a week after his 66th birthday, not even 9 months after his gransdon has born. My father waited for him, I hope. Aerin Joseph Alvaro, my first child; initials AJA, after my father. I wanted to name him Anthony Joseph Alvaro however, my wife had the foresight to talk me out of it. She told me, over two years ago (Tracy Alvaro, my wife, absolutely adores my father, she loved him so much and he thought the world of her), Tracy said that our son, an Alvaro, needs to be connected, yet independent. I didn't understand at first but she went on to explain that "Anthony J. Alvaro is not just a name, Anthony is a kind man who never had a bad thing to say aout a soul, he was gentle, funny, caring, giving, wise, smart, charming, and most of all, he knew that family the little to do with blood and more to do with shared experiences. Tracy went on to explain that she didn't want to put those kind of expectations on our son. At that point I realized that, I wasn't the only person who cherished my father, and that he can be honored not after a name, but after how his loved ones chose to live their lives. Today, and every other day to follow, my son Aerin will know how special his grandfather was. Aerin Alvaro will know my father better then anyone, I will tell him everything and highlight the infinite times that he changed my life, saved my life, and taught me that family is the most important thing in the world. Thanks for bringning us together again, dad. For however brief it was, it was special. I learned that the mark of a person on this earth is not about what was left, but by how you left it. You left it better then how it was given to you, and you made it better. I am proud to be your son, proud to be an Alvaro, and proud of your legacy. I hope I don't let you down. I love you. Aerin loves you, Tracy loves you, Debbie, Fran, and Tricia love you.
I was deeply saddened to learn of Anthonys passing. I was his banker and helped him with his home purchase. He was a very special customer that I will always think fondly of.
May the God of all comfort grant your family peace at this time. (2 Cor. 1:3,4)
My condolences to the Alvaro family. Anthony will surely be missed, he was a really nice guy, and certainly loved his family.
You were always one of my favorite cousins. So many of my childhood memories are filled of you and your family. I will treasure those happy times always. Your love of life and laughter was contagious and you always made me smile. How can I start my work day now without reading the numerous jokes you would email to all of us lucky enough to be on your list! I am glad I saved some. I know earth is a sadder place without you, but you are already entertaining all the relatives in heaven with your humor. Say hi to everyone up there as you join our team of Angels in Heaven. Please watch over your family who I know will miss you dearly. I love you Cuz.
AJ... dear and beloved friend, I see by the messages here that you are gone from this Earth.
You and I shared so much for such a very long time. (Thirty years is no tiny drop in the bucket of life, LOL.) Although we were star-crossed, we had our moments of deep friendship and passion, and forged a love that nothing could break. There is a little place in my heart that will remain empty, knowing you are no longer just a phone-call away. I will treasure the memories now, more than ever before.
Since you left first, look after me; remember, you promised.
Always and forever. ~ TJ
To my Unce Tony ~ you hold many places in my heart and mind. We shared so much, some known to all and some I treasure as my own. Your love and lessons will forever shine through me, as we are so alike. I miss you.
my sincere sympathy to the alvaro family. i remember when he came to N.J. to see tricia. he came to the office with a hat that had a ponytail attached to it. the office staff had a good laugh.later that day i spotted him at hagen das eating an ice cream cone outside looking very happy. tricia,i know he loved you unconditionally.that is how a parent should love his child.R.I.P.
Our friendship began on an Air Force base in Warner Robbins Georgia in 1967. We ate grits, and SOS and prayed we weren't in a confined space moments after Tony drank his milk. We sang, laughed and cried together. The 3 of us, Tony, Bobby and I kept each other sane in those days, and for the next 45 years. We got each other through the bad times and shared the good times. There were bachelor parties, weddings, births, divorces, deaths, illnesses.....the full suite of human experiences and emotions. Although we can no longer hear his raspy voice and genuine laugh, the memories we have of him will last a lifetime and beyond. Our sincere condolences go out to his family and pray that they find solace in knowing that Tony enriched our lives immeasurably.
Charlie Tritto and Bobby Russo, Long Island, NY
I never knew Anthony Alvaro, but I do know his daughter, Trish. If your children are a testament to the person you are, then Anthony was the most selfless, kind, and loving person, I never knew. My thoughts are with his family.
I have been close friends with Tricia for 20 years. I've never met Mr. Alvaro. But through Tricia's stories of him, I feel like I've known him for years. He was always there for guidance, a good laugh when she was down, a dose of reality when she needed it most, or just to simply listen. She always spoke so highly of him. She was and still is proud to be his daughter. My sinceres condolences to the Alvaro Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tricia has been like a daughter to me. I will continue to be there for her and console her in this time of loss. Im truly saddened for the families loss of such a wonderful man.
I have been a good friend of Tricia's for 20 years. Although I have never met Mr. Alvaro, the stories I've heard from Tricia have made me feel like I have known him for years. She was and still is very proud to be his daughter. He was there when she needed him most. Whether it was to offer guidance in a time of need, a laugh when she was down, a dose of reality when she needed it most, or just a listening ear. I know he will be truly missed. My sincere condolences to the Alvaro family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.