Alvaro J. Amador
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Alvaro J. Amador, 79, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2012, in Guntersville. He was born in Barranquilla, Columbia, and was a graduate of the University of Florida. He retired in 1989 after a 35-year career with Space and Missile Defense Command. He enjoyed life after retirement filling his spare time as a master gardener, and as a volunteer with the Retired Volunteers Program where he assisted the Hispanic community in filing taxes and helped with the Water Watch Program.
He is survived by his wife, Nellie Amador; three sons, Jamie Amador and wife, Debbie, of Waynesboro, Va., Robbie Amador and wife, Linda, of Kwajalein Island, Marshall Islands, Chris Amador of Pensacola, Fla., and a daughter, Debbie Kirby and husband, Charles Kirby of Trinity; five grandchildren, Shay Mansell, Sean Kirby, Alan Amador, Allison Amador and Lauren Amador; and two great-grandchildren, Lilly and Layla.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Marshall County or any No Kill Animal Shelter.
Published in the Decatur Daily on Dec. 4, 2012