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Albert (Al) Alvarado


1928 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Albert (Al) Alvarado Obituary
Albert Alvarado (Al) February 15, 1928 - May 20, 2012 Albert Alvarado (Al) passed away on May 20, 2012 at the age of 84. Al was born in Ballinger, Texas to his parents Ignacio and Barbara Alvarado with his sister Juanita Torres. Al joined the United States Army in 1950 and served in the Korean War as a Corporal until 1952. He was transferred to the Army Reserves and honorably discharged in 1956. Al married the love of his life Martha Perez in April of 1953. They have been married for 59 years and had three children Barbara, Cheryl and Ricky they raised together in Bakersfield, CA. Al's son Ricky preceded him in death in April of 2007. Al started his career as a Construction Finisher when he left the Army. He worked construction for 50 years. But even after he retired he never stopped working. He was always helping someone build something or fixing anything he could. Al was a very skillful man that always kept himself very busy. When Al was not working he was fishing. Fishing was a very cherished pastime for him, as well as loving his family. Al was a loving and honorable Husband, Father and Grandfather. He did a lot for his family to keep them happy, healthy and together. Al was always there to help no matter what. He was a great man, and a good friend. Al is survived by his wife, Martha; daughter, Barbara and husband Tino Rea; daughter, Cheryl and husband Henry Arias; granddaughter, Adrienne and husband James Carrillo; grandson, Henry Arias Jr. (Spanky); granddaughter, Kelli and husband Drew Adame; grandson, Brandon Rea; great grandchildren, Jordan, Brooke, Lauren and Cameron. Al was deeply loved and will be missed by all who were fortunate to know him. God bless you Al, your spirit will always live within us, and forever in our hearts. Viewing and Rosary will be held on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. May 23, 2012. Graveside services will be held on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. May 24, 2012. Both services will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on May 23, 2012
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