Francisco Alejandro Alvarez Hidalgo

  • ""...From shadow to the shadow it is we walk on a thread of..."
    - Yolanda Arias Forteza

Francisco Alejandro Alvarez Hidalgo
April 17, 1935 - January 22 2014

Passed tragically on January 22, 2014, beloved husband,
father, grandfather and friend. Spanish poet, author of 3600 sonnets, avid cyclist, and animal lover. Born in Los Corrales de Buelna, Spain, lived in Montreal, Canada and Glendora. Travelled throughout Europe and North Africa. Hitchhiked throughout North America. Made annual trips to Spain to visit family. Big believer in excellence in education for his kids and grandkids. Full of energy and good humor. Loved to walk his dogs and go on daily 10-mile bike rides. Survived by wife Catherine, daughter Carmen, son Andrew, daughter-in-law Jennifer, grandchildren Anya and Daniel and many friends. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."—2 Timothy 4:7
Published in San Gabriel Valley Tribune on Jan. 28, 2014