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Feb. 17, 1915 - Mar. 5, 2014

Alvino San Roman, 99, of Brawley passed away Wednesday, March 5.
Alvino was born February 17, 1915 in San Francisco del Rincon, De Guanajuato, Mexico and came to the Imperial Valley in 1916. He settled in Niland where he started working at age 12 at the Niland Mercantile Store while continuing his education, graduating from Calipatria High School in 1933. In 1935 Alvino worked at the Dry Ice Plant before working for Safeway from 1937-1942. He was then was drafted in 1942, went to war in the Pacific and formed the 13th Armored Division called "Black Cat". He trained for the Amphibian Tractor (Special Unit). In 1945 he was given an Honorable discharge as a Corporal.
Following his discharge, Alvino was married to Ruth Rodriguez in 1949 at Sacred Heart Church. Alvino worked at the Little Brown Jug Liquor Store and the Post Office from 1956-2002 as a rural route mailman. He was given the honor of the oldest Rural Mailman in the world in 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alvino was a parishoner of Sacred Heart Church since 1949, serving as an Usher and other duties until 2008. He enjoyed painting, nurturing new plants and would give away after they were grown.
Funeral mass, officiated by Father Eddie Ruiz, will be held Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Brawley, CA. Rosary will precede at 9 a.m. Alvino will be taken to his final resting place at Riverview Cemetery following Mass.
He was preceded in death by wife, Ruth San Roman; son, Robert San Roman; and six siblings, Grace Carrillo, Mike, Charley, Elvira, Elena San Roman and Rose Soto.
Alvino is survived by his son, Victor San Roman of Pomona, CA; daughter, Lymari Brandon of Brawley, CA; grandchildren, Michelle Hoddon, JR Brandon, Michael Brandon, Ryana Brandon, Katie San Roman, and Michael San Roman; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Published in Imperial Valley Press Online from Mar. 11 to Mar. 12, 2014
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