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Mary Katharine True Bird (Kay) Alvarez

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Mary Katharine True Bird (Kay) Alvarez Obituary
Mary Katharine (Kay) True Bird Alvarez

AGE: 85 • Newark, DE

Our beloved mother and friend, age 85 of Newark, DE, peacefully passed away at Heartland Hospice on June 18, 2016. Kay was born in Shanghai, China on May 19, 1931, to Frederick James and Katharine McClenahan True. She is survived by her children, Geoffrey B Bird (Maria), Lisa Bird Kelley, and Raymond A Alvarez, Jr. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Andrew and Michael Bird, David Sutton, Chrissy Johnson, Lindsay, Emily, and Sonni Alvarez, and great-granddaughter, Chloe Rose Johnson; her brothers Perry True of Brunswick, ME, and Peter True of Lancaster, PA, plus a myriad of loving nieces and nephews, and her sister-in-law and dear friend, Phyllis True McCloskey. She was predeceased by her ex-husbands, Albert B Bird and Raymond A Alvarez Sr, and two sons, David and Jonathan Bird.

Kay loved fun, martinis, and eating at good restaurants. She loved family time at the beach, the theatre, music, and reading mysteries, but most of all she loved being with her family and sharing joy with them. Kay was a Realtor and Associate Broker from 1970 to 2003, when she retired. She loved her job, the people she met, and her fellow Realtors. She was an independent contractor for B. Gary Scott, Appraiser Realty, Re/Max, and Coldwell Banker Rowley Realtors.

A memorial gathering will be held at the Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway, Arden, DE on Saturday, July 9 at 2 pm Food and refreshments following. Interment will be private in the Arden Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Faithful Friends, Delaware Humane or a in Kay's honor.
Published in The News Journal from June 23 to July 7, 2016
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