Francisco A. Alvarez

Francisco A. Alvarez, age 84, a lifelong resident of Gary, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Rosa; four children: Juanita (late Salvador) Rodriguez of Valparaiso, Carlos (Pamela) Alvarez of Portage, Francisco (Sylvia) Alvarez Jr. of Texas, and Alberto (Amelia) Alvarez of Demotte; 16 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; and great-great grandson. Preceded in death by son- in-law, Salvador Rodriguez; grandson, Salvador Rodriguez Jr.; great grandson, Adam Alvarez; great granddaughter, Tatiana J. Sain. Francisco was a self-employed business owner of F&A Produce, Fruteria Alvarez, and El Norteno Restaurant, which were all located on 5th Avenue in Gary. He was a member and past Worshipful Master of the F&AM Lodge #595 of East Chicago. He was a very loving and caring person, not just for his family, but his entire community. He helped to build churches in Mexico and donated supplies to build a church in Gary. He made sure that if anybody he knew wanted a college education, that they would be taken care of. He was the best boss his workers ever had. Francisco loved watching soccer, traveling, fishing, and having fun at the casinos, where he always seemed to have the “luck.” Family and friends may call at Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service, 2700 Willowcreek Road, Portage on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 2:00-8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM from Pruzin Brothers Chapel, Portage with Pastor Porfirio Mitie officiating. At rest, McCool Cemetery, Portage. Family and friends may share an online condolence or memory at:

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2700 Willowcreek Road  Portage, IN 46368

Published in The Times from Feb. 11 to Feb. 12, 2014