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Antonio (Tony) DeLeon Alvarado, 82, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018 surrounded by his family.

Tony was born to Antonio and Julia Alvarado in Corpus Christi, TX. He married Socorro Pineda on April 17, 1960 at St. Joseph Church in Lynden, WA and recently celebrated 58 years of marriage. They settled on Fir Island, WA in 1963 where they raised their seven children.

Tony worked for Skagit County Public Works for 25 years. Prior to this, he worked on a farm in the Skagit Valley. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for the past 50 years. He was an active member of Immaculate Conception Church for 54 years.

Tony joined the Marines in 1954 where he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan and Honolulu, HI for three years. He loved spending time with his family, making others laugh, attending his children's sports events, and as many of his children's and grandchildren's activities that he could fit in.

Survivors include his wife, Socorro Alvarado of Fir Island, WA, sons; A. Tony Alvarado of Mount Vernon, WA and Patrick (Susan Marcus) Alvarado of Brooklyn, NY; five daughters: Eleanor (Delmas) Farrell of Anacortes, WA; Jenniffer Alvarado and Michael Harrington of Portland, OR; Laurie (Paul) Kerley of Mount Vernon, WA; Cynthia (Matthew) Zyniewicz of South Bend, IN; and Karen (Bob) Roberts of Bend, OR.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, six sisters, and one great-grandson.

He is survived by three brothers: Marcos, Joe, and Richard Alvarado as well as his close family member, Oscar Martinez; and two sisters: Delia Slayton and Mary Alvarado. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A Rosary will be recited Friday, June 15, 2018, 11:30 AM, followed by the Funeral Mass, 12:15 PM at Immaculate Conception Church followed by a family military burial at Hawthorne Memorial Park.

A special thank you to the Skagit Cancer Care Center and Skagit Valley Hospital.

Please share your thoughts of Tony and sign the online guest register at www.hawthornefh.com.
Published in Skagit Valley Herald on June 13, 2018
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