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Maurice J. Alvarez


06/24/1946 - 07/14/2015 Obituary
Maurice J. Alvarez Obituary
Maurice J. Alvarez; Gordo, Daddy, Daddy-O, Papa, Brudda, Mo...
Born June 24, 1946 and went to heaven on July 14, 2015 as many who loved him gathered around and cheered for him with tears, prayers and SOO much love, I'm sure it was felt around the world.
Maurice leaves many loved ones behind. His younger wife, Teri, he called Honey. He was a devoted husband, handsome, loving and a master with duct tape. He was the most amazing, caring, giving, funny Dad. He spoiled his kids rotten. He has 5 "curly hair girls" Jeanine, Sandi, Sonja, Lisa, and Allyson and one son Albert, who were all with him until the very end through his battle to fight to stay with his family after a heart transplant 4 months ago. He passed at home among loved ones. He was an incredible grandfather to his 10 grandchildren Avery, Parker, Drew, Chloe, Tessa, Maurice, Thor, Galadriel, Isabella, and River. He is also survived by his three devoted son-in-law's, Rene Carreno, Chase Agerton, and Kevin Barnes.
He was the 3rd born of 8, two brothers and five sisters. All of them are as loving as he was. His children will never have to worry about not getting enough love or good times with all of them around. His brothers are Bernard and George. He enjoyed every moment he spent with them. Joking, Laughing, vacations, fishing and golfing will never be the same. His sisters are Evelyn, Sylvia, Sonja, Laura and Elisa. I think it was because of them that he was a natural dad to 5 girls. He had no problem buying the biggest box of sanitary napkins at every sale. He explained (Loudly and Proudly) to each daughter that it was natural; even if it was in the grocery store with people around.
His parents, Maurice Alvarez and Angelita (Sanchez) Alvarez are deceased. They taught their children the meaning of family in a way that made many flock to their house and gatherings. They lived a beautiful life and through their example raised an exceptional son.
He also leaves behind Uncles, Aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, and many friends. He made everyone feel special. His favorite thing to talk about was his uncles and fishing. His face filled with happiness as he talked about all the things they taught him, helped him with and how they included him (no matter how old he was) and took him everywhere- camping, fishing, hunting, building....
Maurice served our country with the 78th Engineer Battalion in Germany from 1964-1967. He was very strong. He knew how to box, cook, clean, fix a car, build, he was a "Rainman" in math, could thump a whole in a watermelon and do many triangle push-ups.
We feel no one will be missed more.
Viewing will be held on Wed July 22nd at Greenlawn Funeral Home 3700 River Boulevard from 6-8pm in the chapel and a Mass will be held at St Joseph's Church at 10am Thursday July 23rd with a reception to follow at Fraternal Order of Eagles 1718 17th Street from 11:45-4:OOpm.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on July 19, 2015
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