From Joel's Facebook page.  Perhaps someone knows the story.
Joel Gabriel Alvares
  • 50 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 28, 1963
  • Date of passing: Aug 17, 2013
Let the memory of Joel be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Joel Alvares, 50, born on June 28, 1963 and passed away on August 17, 2013. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Della Alvares on 12th September 2016

"Happy belated birthday!!  Thinking of you always. ❤️❤️"

This tribute was added by Christina Ferrigno on 28th June 2016

"You have been on my mind a lot lately.  Missing you, and wishing you a very happy birthday.  

Hoping you are Judy are sharing some good moments.  


This tribute was added by Della Alvares on 28th June 2016

"Happy birthday Joel!  Would love to know what you, Jodi and Blackie are all up too but whatever it be, I'm sure the heavens are enjoying you ALL!
Missing you ❤️   Love Patti"

This tribute was added by Caleb Kelton on 28th June 2016

"Happy birthday, Joel."

This tribute was added by phil stewart on 31st July 2015

"Really sorry to hear of Joel's passing. I just finally found out who was behind the amazing music of the Bygone Dogs only to see that he's gone. My friends and I fell in love with his music through the Cyber Speedway video game, but any attempt to find out more about the group was always fruitless. As a musician Joel has inspired me and will continue to do so. If anyone knows how to hear and buy more of his music please let me know.
Peace and blessings
Phil Stewart"

This tribute was added by Della Alvares on 28th June 2015

"Happy Birthday!!  Miss you more than you know.   RIP


This tribute was added by Caleb Kelton on 28th June 2015

"Happy birthday, Joel."

This tribute was added by Caleb Kelton on 16th September 2014

"I was friends with Joel many years ago when I was only 14 years old. Initially I was a fan of his music and through my interest in that I ended up meeting another young man named Colin who was helping Joel promote his band, The Bygone Dogs. Colin introduced me to Joel and we became friends for a time.

Joel was probably the most kindhearted and gentle person I had ever met. We spoke on-line and on the phone, he introduced me to his girlfriend at the time who was also a very kind soul.

At 14 years old I probably wasn't terribly interesting to talk to, but Joel was so genuine and kind; he always had time for me. He and his band mates all signed a Bygone Dogs album for me and sent me tapes of some of his old 4-track recordings with his previous band, Just Curious. In one of the tracks he sent me the song is interrupted by a furious neighbor storming into their garage and unleashing a torrent of abuse on the band. Joel had a wonderful sense of humor and never seemed to take anything too terribly seriously.

That was a difficult time for me and I believe he knew that. His kindness and generosity gave me hope when my faith in the decency of humanity was waning.

I think of Joel often, and last night I decided I would attempt to track him down, see how he was doing and let him know how much it meant to me that he offered up his time and heart without question. When I found this page my heart sank.

It's been more than 15 years now. I'm no longer a teenager; I'm in my 30's and beginning to feel my age catching up with me. To think that Joel wasn't still out there making beautiful music was unfathomable... it still is. I won't claim to know Joel as you guys did, but in the time we were friends it became obvious that he brought happiness to all those around him. Times have changed so much now, and I wonder if anyone will ever be that genuine again.

Joel and his music will be in my heart and mind until the day I die."

This tribute was added by Della Alvares on 17th August 2014

"Hard to believe it's been a year since your passing.  Missing your laughter and your music but knowing the heaven's are enjoying.  Love and miss you in my own special way.   Patti"

This tribute was added by Della Alvares on 29th June 2014

"Thinking of you on your birthday.  You are truly missed!!    Patti and Denny"

This tribute was added by Michael McCarty on 10th September 2013

"If I had words, I would write them, but I don't. I am sad. We love you Joel. The gap will be filled by living our lives.  

Margie and Mike"

This tribute was added by dennis kippels on 31st August 2013

"P.S. Im going to have my DNA checked just to make sure we are not related. Love Denny"

This tribute was added by dennis kippels on 31st August 2013

"Mom, pops, jimmey(bro)
I know we arn't related by blood, but we have known each other for so long I feel like family. But thats because of the way you treat me. I am so sorry for your loss but I know that the love you have from all your friends and family will help you through this. I love you all, and I will be there for you forever."

This tribute was added by Christina Ferrigno on 28th August 2013

"I am so sorry for your loss.  Joel's warm smile and gentle nature will be remembered and missed by many.  I will forever hold Joel close in a special place in my heart.  I pray your happy memories of Joel help you overcome the sad ones, sooner than later.  Wishing you peace as you learn to live with this new reality."

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