ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, COL Roy Alvarez, Jr. CE-RET 88 years old , born on March 18, 1932 and passed away on July 16, 2020.

Roy was a selfless man who always put the needs of his family above his own.  He was a man who lead by example, who showed his family and friends his strength through his generosity and his faith in God. He ended every prayer with "care for those less fortunate." Roy never met a stranger and in spite of his busy schedule always found time to perform acts of kindness, both big and small, in a way that left him written on the hearts of everyone he met.  He also loved a joke - good or bad - and most likely has the angels in stitches already.

Roy is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Tillie G. Alvarez, his five children, Linda (Flavio) Olivarez, Elizabeth (Cesar) Maldonado, Roy (Carol) Alvarez III, Lorrie (Michael) Thompson, and Anna (Tim) McCoy.  He will also be missed by his nine grandchildren: Laura Rocha, Marie Olivarez, Marcus Maldonado, Kristina Olivarez Tucker, Kristin Maldonado, Roy Alvarez IV, Mackenzie Alvarez Prinslow, Alexander McCoy, and Michael Thompson, and seven great-grandchildren: Julianne and William Rocha, Ava, Roy V, and Mia Alvarez, Jordan and Peyton Prinslow.  Roy was predeceased by his parents, Roy Alvarez, Sr. and Consuelo Alvarez King and brother, Bobby King.

A private family celebration of Roy's life will be held at St. Rose de Lima, followed by his internment Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Both events will be limited to immediate family due to CoVID restrictions and concerns.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Project - www.woundedwarriorproject.org.  Please check the box in honor or memory of - to make a donation in Roy's name. Honor/memory acknowledgement information to be mailed to Tillie Alvarez, 748 West 42nd Street, Houston, Texas 77018.

Please leave a tribute to the Alvarez family below under Leave a Tribute, or a story under the Story tab or add photos. We would love to hear about the memories you shared with our father.

Gone too soon - we will remember him forever. With all our love! The Alvarez Family
Posted by Lorrie Thompson on August 2, 2020
Tribute by Alex Alcoser - July 24th, 2020
I served in the army from 66-68..I got stationed in Germany at Rheinland Kaserne..I was in HHC 78th Engineer Bn...that is where i met the Colonel..He was doing an inspector general visit...He asked me "where are you from soldier ? I replied Texas ..sir...Where in Texas soldier ? Harlingen sir...where in Harlingen ? I live on Orange Heights....he asked do you know where Fair Park is ?? Yes sir not far from my home...Then i found out his brother a mechanic in Fair Park had done work on our car...I always thought i would meet him again. He moved to San Antonio..I would ask his brother about him and would say he was doing good...Rest in peace Colonel...
Posted by Manuel Neave on July 24, 2020
When I was a much younger man, I was introduced to Roy Alvarez as a friend. As our friendship bloomed, I got to know his family very well, specifically Roy’s father. Mr. Alvarez and Mama Alvarez welcomed me as one of their own and in turn I felt like this was my “second” family away from home.
Mr. Alvarez was a man that could make you forget all the stress of daily life with his sharp humor and warm persona. Not to mention, he always made sure I had a full belly and treated everyone with respect. I fondly remember a time when Mr. Alvarez asked Roy and myself to go buy a new lightbulb for
the porch. So, we go to the store, come back and put the lightbulb in. A few minutes later Mr. Alvarez comes outside and asks us if we were hosting a square dance for the whole neighborhood because of how bright the lightbulb was. Being young we didn’t really know about wattages, we just grabbed one of the same sizes. Still to this day I can hear his voice saying that like it was just yesterday.
Mr. Alvarez taught me to respect and cherish family and friends. He was an amazing role model and will be greatly missed but always remembered.
Senor Alvarez vaya con Dios.
Posted by Al Alvarez on July 23, 2020
Everything I've read about ROY is true, but I especially remember the times when we'd visit his Restaurant in Harlingen.....we'd visit to visit but he'd insist that we eat....food that was out of this world. He did have a gift for that. He always wanted to please us and was so happy to see us come in as we were to see him and Tillie. We had some good times while we were both stationed in Germany and then even better times traveling to Italy and the Vatican in that VW Bus with a few beverages. It is so nice to know that He loved his family so much. Say hello to my Mother in Heaven. Love you.
Posted by Crystal Alvarez on July 22, 2020
Grandpa,
There are no words to describe how much we miss you! You welcomed me into your family from day one and treated me just like a grand daughter. You have such a huge heart and we always loved spending time with you and grandma. You guys always put family first and my heart hurts to know we won’t be able to hug you just one more time, but I take comfort in knowing you are up in heaven watching over us. I’m so honored and proud that I get to raise Roy V to be just like you, and keep the legacy going, as well as Mia and Ava! Till we meet again grandpa , love you so much!
Posted by Carol Alvarez on July 22, 2020
Hi Dad,
I know you're here with us, but man, we miss your actual, physical presence fiercely, already. What I wouldn't give to have those big strong hands on either of my cheeks again while you said, I love you, one more time. I will always miss our "inside jokes," the way you'd roll your eyes and grin when Mom would tell you you were wrong about something. I will forever, for just a second, think "I need to call Dad," when I'm watching football and something exciting happens, or something really stupid. I have one less person to rant to about the Cowboys, and one less person to argue about how Notre Dame is better than Texas A&M. You were there for me when my Dad couldn't be to walk me down the aisle. Thank you for that. You stepped up and filled that void when he died, without hesitation. You were THE BEST grandfather to my children, and they moved heaven and Earth to be here to say goodbye one last time, b/c, well, you are Grandpa and no one will ever take your place in their lives or hearts. Your great grandchildren, quite simply, adore you. They will always know all about you and they will love you their whole lives with their whole hearts. I am so grateful to have had the best father-in-law a girl could wish for. I was always so proud of you, who you were, what you accomplished in your life, and the life's lessons you so willingly shared with all of us as a result of that were amazing. You had ENDLESS patience with us. I will miss you for the rest of my life, but when I look at my children and my grandchildren, and one day hopefully, my great grandchildren, I will see you. And I will smile. So goodbye to you for now, my favorite father-in-law from your favorite daughter-in-law. Until we meet again, I love you.
Posted by Roy Alvarez on July 22, 2020
For my Grandpa,

I will always miss calling you up and talking about how frustrated we were with our beloved Dallas Cowboys. You always had a way to make me feel better about Tony Romo botching the field goal hold and losing that playoff game. Haha.

But on a more serious note, nothing ever meant more to me than the name that was bestowed upon me. Being a “Roy” in our family always made me feel special and because of it, I always wanted to make you proud. You set a great example of how to be a great father and wonderful grandfather. I regret that we didn’t get to spend more time together but I’ll never forget the good times we did have.

I’ll love you always and will continue to try to make your name proud.
Posted by Christine Corser on July 22, 2020
Dear Aunt Tillie, our family continues to be very blessed by having you and Uncle Roy always by our side in our lives. The Cisneros family sends their sympathies to you and all our Alvarez cousins. Uncle Roy will always be remembered by his kindness, gentleness, humor and sincere love to all of us! Dad and Mom would always cherish their visits with you, and of course, their friendship with you throughout their lives. The same for all of us kids. So many celebrations and memories of life have always Been shared with the Alvarez family! We are truly blessed for this life long friendship!
Thank you for your love.
Tina and Tom Corser
Tim and Karla Cisneros
George and Catherine Cisneros
Henry and Mary Alice Cisneros
Posted by Sonia Perez on July 22, 2020
When I received the call that our dear Roy had passed away, it felt like the earth shattered underneath my feet. He was an extremely important person in my life and always treated me like one of his own. I’m thankful for the time Chris and I spent with him and Tillie in Harlingen. We ate, laughed, and ate some more. Roy made it his goal in life to keep you feeling loved, happy, and fed. We communicated often by phone after he and Tillie moved away. I always looked forward to our conversations. He was so proud of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Throughout his life, Roy demonstrated kindness, compassion, inclusivity, and acceptance. Through these wonderful qualities and many more, he helped shape each of us who were blessed to know him and spend time with him. I thanked God for allowing me the great blessing to have had one last phone call with Roy just a few days before he died. Roy, Tillie, and I had a great conversation and shared a laugh or two. Roy always ended his calls with, “We love you. Hope to see you soon.” You can definitely count on it, Roy. We will see each other again. Sending the Alvarez family our love, prayers, comfort, and peace.
Posted by Theresa Salinas-McLachlan... on July 21, 2020
When I heard my Uncle Roy had passed it was unbelievable. He was bigger than life to all of us as children . He was to me a gentle giant. He was an incredible example to all of us, and we were proud of all his diligence and bravery. I know he will be missed by all, especially by his beautiful wife, our Aunt Tillie. How blessed you two were to share an eternal and true love . Uncle Roy we are all better for knowing and loving you.You have left us here on earth but will remain in all our hearts forever.
Posted by Anna McCoy on July 21, 2020
For my Daddy:

“The life of the dead is placed on the memories of the living. The love you gave in life keeps people alive beyond their time. Anyone who was given love will always live on in another's heart.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero

The day my daddy died I tried to put my feelings on paper, but the words would not come. It was only then that I realized my struggle to acknowledge his passing is because he’s locked away in my heart. By sharing some of my treasured memories I hope to honor that love.

When I was a small child my daddy was far away serving our country, and I didn’t really know him. My earliest remembrances of him were the Peanuts cards he used to send us from Vietnam. My father was a true public servant. His enormous capacity to give of himself was evident in his generosity, thoughtfulness, and steadfast nature. His actions taught me that service is noble, necessary and important.

My daddy became a mentor and father figure to many. He was a great communicator, charismatic, humble, strong and yet he had a gentle loving spirit. So many times death came calling, and he always beat it back with his strong will to live. I witnessed his strength from a hospital bedside more times than I’d like to remember. He died trying to extend his life, and while heartbroken he’s gone I take pride in knowing he gave it his all.

I will never hear a song by Vicente Fernandez, Rocio Durcal, Andrea Boccelli or “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” by Perez Prado and not think of your love of music and my mother. My parents were blessed with an eternal love, and their separation is only an earthly circumstance. You were a man of faith. You lived that faith every day. It was such a fierce faith that it will continue to sustain the love you two share in an unbreakable bond without end.
From the parable of the talents in the book of Matthew:
Master you entrusted me with five talents, see I have gained five more.
The master replied well done my good and faithful servant.

I am the fifth child in my family and take comfort in sharing the sweet memories of a father who left an indelible mark on all of our lives. Thank you for showing us how to serve. You have truly been our Father’s son…a good and faithful servant.

I treasure all the Saturday silver dollar pancakes, Sunday omelets, mouthwatering BBQ, and aggie jokes. I loved watching football, old westerns and military movies with you. You always said my strawberry pies, chicken strips, and migas were delicious. When I worked as your secretary at your engineering firm you gave me confidence by trusting me to work alongside you. Too many gifts for words…

My memories are the threads that will hold me together in the coming years… I’m especially proud of the gift I gave you daddy. You and my dog Snoopy met and fell instantly in love. It was as if two parted best friends were reunited. He gave you so much joy and unconditional love…just like you gave me. I started a tradition years ago of naming all my pets after the Peanuts characters. I suppose it was fate that the early gift of those cards would come full circle to be a gift to you too. You and Snoopy are reunited daddy. Just please don’t let him steal any more carnitas or talk you into giving him just one more treat.

On July 16 when your heart stopped I lost my words. I hope that these words I’ve managed to find express my true love and gratitude.

Say not in grief “he is no more” but in thankfulness that he was – Hebrew proverb

I am thankful you were my daddy.
All my love Anna
Posted by Roy Alvarez III on July 21, 2020
To my dad…you will always be missed, but never forgotten.

As I reflect upon the passing of my father, I feel the aching, gut-wrenching pain of his absence. My thoughts immediately move to my mother who will have to go on without the love of her life. After 65 wonderful years by his side, I can’t imagine the pain, sadness, and loneliness she must feel. Mom, know this, you are not alone in your pain and sadness and you will always be loved. We are extremely blessed to have had dad in our lives, his presence has left a profound and lasting affect across many generations. For me, he not only shared with, but showed me what it was to be a good son, a good husband, a good father, and a good man. He gave me the greatest gifts a father can give his son...he unconditionally loved his mother, my mother, my sisters, and me. He believed in me, often when I didn’t believe in myself. He showed me tough love when I needed it most. He got me involved in team sports by coaching me, often when he had little time to do so. He made time and my mother was right there along side him. I learned some valuable lessons that serve me well to this day. Lessons such as…"you get what you work for”; “winning isn’t everything, if you did your best”; and "working for something bigger than yourself lifts everyone up". I am who I am because of him and the love he and my mother shared. I will take comfort in having had a front row seat to a life well-lived and well-shared. I hope my children and their children see themselves in the same front row seat when they reflect upon the life my wife Carol and I have lived. I hope we set the same high bar as well. So dad, until we meet again, I take comfort that I will see you on the other side. Mom will be taken care of and surrounded with love. Sending you much love dad! 
Posted by Lorrie Thompson on July 20, 2020
Dad had a love for life with meeting people wherever he went – we would say “Dad never met a stranger!” He had a perspective on life to be kind to others no matter how often or how few of times he encountered them - he viewed it as opportunity to experience friendship. Dad used laughter and joking to ensure others smiled. He was affectionately known as “the Colonel” by others that had the fortune to spend time with him. Dad taught these precious gifts of kindness, laughter and love to his family.  Love you always!

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Posted by Lorrie Thompson on August 2, 2020
Tribute by Alex Alcoser - July 24th, 2020
I served in the army from 66-68..I got stationed in Germany at Rheinland Kaserne..I was in HHC 78th Engineer Bn...that is where i met the Colonel..He was doing an inspector general visit...He asked me "where are you from soldier ? I replied Texas ..sir...Where in Texas soldier ? Harlingen sir...where in Harlingen ? I live on Orange Heights....he asked do you know where Fair Park is ?? Yes sir not far from my home...Then i found out his brother a mechanic in Fair Park had done work on our car...I always thought i would meet him again. He moved to San Antonio..I would ask his brother about him and would say he was doing good...Rest in peace Colonel...
Posted by Manuel Neave on July 24, 2020
When I was a much younger man, I was introduced to Roy Alvarez as a friend. As our friendship bloomed, I got to know his family very well, specifically Roy’s father. Mr. Alvarez and Mama Alvarez welcomed me as one of their own and in turn I felt like this was my “second” family away from home.
Mr. Alvarez was a man that could make you forget all the stress of daily life with his sharp humor and warm persona. Not to mention, he always made sure I had a full belly and treated everyone with respect. I fondly remember a time when Mr. Alvarez asked Roy and myself to go buy a new lightbulb for
the porch. So, we go to the store, come back and put the lightbulb in. A few minutes later Mr. Alvarez comes outside and asks us if we were hosting a square dance for the whole neighborhood because of how bright the lightbulb was. Being young we didn’t really know about wattages, we just grabbed one of the same sizes. Still to this day I can hear his voice saying that like it was just yesterday.
Mr. Alvarez taught me to respect and cherish family and friends. He was an amazing role model and will be greatly missed but always remembered.
Senor Alvarez vaya con Dios.
Posted by Al Alvarez on July 23, 2020
Everything I've read about ROY is true, but I especially remember the times when we'd visit his Restaurant in Harlingen.....we'd visit to visit but he'd insist that we eat....food that was out of this world. He did have a gift for that. He always wanted to please us and was so happy to see us come in as we were to see him and Tillie. We had some good times while we were both stationed in Germany and then even better times traveling to Italy and the Vatican in that VW Bus with a few beverages. It is so nice to know that He loved his family so much. Say hello to my Mother in Heaven. Love you.
his Life

Saint Rose de Lima Catholic Church Mass Service - July 23rd, 2020

Given by Linda Olivarez (eldest daughter of Roy R. Alvarez)
Over the past few days, I’ve thought about my conversations with Dad throughout the years and one of my most memorable occurred right before my wedding. 

Dad was taking me to Ellington Air Force Base to get a blood test for my wedding license. It was just Dad and I, I was so glad to get to spend some time with him alone. When there are five children, It was rare to have him or mom to myself. Dad started telling me that he loved mom very much but that even with love, marriage was a challenge. He said,” You must be ready for the commitment of marriage, in good times and hard times; through thick and thin; in sickness and in health." He added that with faith and lots of prayer we would learn more and become stronger because of those hard times. He said that when you choose a life partner they should have faith and that together we should make each other become better people. He said this journey I was about to undertake should also enrich not only my life but that of others. Dad went on to share that mom had pushed him, and encouraged him and believed in him, that he was able to accomplish things he never even dream of….looking back on that day 45 years ago….the conversation we had that day, Dad gave me a commitment to marriage, a commitment to family, a commitment to making the world a better place and the commitment of faith…he modeled and lived that everyday of his life. 

Daddy loved unconditionally his mother(Connie King), our mother, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He would always finish a conversation whether in person or on the phone with I love you. 

We are who we are because of him and mom, their love, his love gave us the confidence to accomplish anything we wanted regardless of limitations others may try to place upon us. I still think of Dad coming from a small town in Harlingen,Texas and deciding he was going to College.  He did it with determination and at a time when this seemed impossible to achieve, but he instilled in us that this too was expected of us…no discussion of a “2nd” plan. College and hard work was our future. I remember getting ready to graduate from High School and telling him that I wanted to take a year off to find myself, he said after a moment, looking at me with that look, ya’ll know the one….before saying…"Oh you don’t need to worry about that, I found you and you are going to be taking classes a week after you graduate from HS at A&M so you can get ahead." 

Dad with his tough love moments coupled with his ”motivational” phrases…lead never follow, if you believe it you can achieve it, failure is not an option, pick your self up dust yourself off, and don’t ever let them see you cry, just do the work to get it done. Oh and when you enter a room hold your head up high.One more…don’t just give lip service. He and Mom celebrated our accomplishments as forgone conclusions. Mom recently told me that at one of our family ”events” …Dad looked at all his family, then told Mom he had actually done something right! His presence left a profound and lasting affect across many generations

Daddy was a leader, a trail blazer, even this last year when he was slowing down, I use that term slowing down loosely because …once he started moving with his “state of the art walker” he was gone, see ya, leaving us running after him.  He was one of the first at the Forum to have such a buggy….I was reminded of this the other day when I went to the Forum to pick up some things for Mom…

I noticed that several residents now also have the state of the art walker. People stopped to tell me what a great man Daddy was and to please tell Mom that they were praying for her. This is the impact they made in a short time this past year.

But its Daddy’s commitment to making the world a better place that was his driving force for service…this was done with overwhelming generosity, kindness; humor and inclusivity. Always sharing his gifts and blessings with his family but never hesitating to provide assistance to others whenever the need presented itself. Daddy just gave wholeheartedly… whether it was to provide a family money to pay for a child’s medical bills, or to lend a suit to a friend so he could get married, or to write countless letters of recommendations for former students, co-workers, or employees; even to help rebuild Vietnamese villages during his tours in Vietnam, or to share a jar of very hot homemade hot sauce. 

Dad along with mom shared our home to countless people that needed a place to land wherever we were stationed…Dad would just fire up the barbecue pit and cook.  He and mom would say add a plate to the table, what’s one more. His actions taught us that service is noble, necessary and important. One of his many awards said it best, Roy Alvarez, a builder of men and bridges.

With his commitment to his faith;  Dad showed us that God was our guiding light and protector. He believed in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and he was renewed by practicing the sacraments and through prayer. He loved going to church. I know that he is in Heaven right now helping God command his angels and helping the Lord work with Grandma King.

As I prepared to speak with you, I asked my brother and sisters to tell me their feelings about Dad and ironically they all conveyed the same message that I shared today. I want to thank you all for sharing a specific character trait of dad's that impacted you most: Liz, I appreciate you sharing his leadership and trailblazing gift: Liz, you and Cesar are leaders and trailblazers; Roy, you gave me Dad’s unconditional love; you and Carol together show your kids and grandkids that love everyday. Lorrie, Dad gave you confidence to pursue a career without letting the limitations of others stop you. Annie, you demonstrate Dad’s service to others, we see it in the way you provide service not only to your family but your friends and neighbors. Mommy, Thank you for sharing Daddy’s many awards, honors and accolades, you were his biggest cheerleader. We would never have learned about them if not for you, Daddy was not a boastful man.

Today I would like to ask, if you can recall a conversation with Dad, his words that he shared with you personally that impacted your life, please write them down and share it with Mom, so that it can provide her the support and love that she will need in the days to come.

Finally, in the words of our Dad, "The Colonel"…Thank you Heavenly Father for the many blessings you have bestowed upon us, please watch over my family and help those that are less fortunate. 
Amen



St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church Mass Readings - July 23rd, 2020

First Reading - 
Wisdom 3:1 - 6, 9 

The souls of the just are in the hand of God and no torment shall touch them.  
They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead; and their passing away was thought an affiliation and their going forth from us, utter destruction.
But they are in peace.
For if in the eyes of men, indeed, they be punished, yet is their hope full of immortality;
Chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed, because God tried them,
and found them worthy of himself.
As gold in the furnace, he proved them, and as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself. 

Second Reading - 
Corinthians 4:14 - 5:1

A reading from the second Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians

Brothers and sisters:
We know that the One who raised the Lord Jesus
will raise us also with Jesus
and place us with you in his presence
Everything indeed is for you,
so that the grace bestowed in abundance on more and more people
may cause the thanksgiving to overflow for the glory of God.
Therefore, we are not discouraged;
rather, although our outer self is wasting away,
our inner self is being renewed day by day.
For this momentary light affliction
is producing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,
as we look not to what is seen but to what is unseen;
for what is seen is transitory, but what is unseen is eternal.

For we know that if our earthly dwelling, a tent,
should be destroyed, 
we have a building from God,
a dwelling not made with hands, 
eternal in heaven.

The word of the Lord.

One of the Lord's Army of Angels

Col Roy R. Alvarez, Jr. joined our Lord's army of angels on the morning of July 16, 2020.  Roy was born in Harlingen, Texas, on March 18, 1932, to Roy Alvarez, Sr. and Connie Alvarez King.  He attended Harlingen High School, where he played football and was a member of the National Honor Society and the Cardinal band.  After high school, Roy worked his way through the College of Texas A & M and was a proud member of the Fighting Texas Aggie Class of 1954.  After graduation, he married Tillie Alvarez on October 16, 1954.

Following an initial stint of service in the Army, Roy began his engineering career at the Texas Highway Department and then went on to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  He was called back into active service during the Berlin Crisis of 1961 and ultimately served for almost 30 years, completing three tours in Vietnam and two tours in Germany.  He served in a leadership capacity in numerous high-level engineering assignments and earned several medals of gallantry and service, including a Bronze Star.

In the early 1970s, Roy returned to his beloved Texas A&M to complete two master's degrees in architecture and engineering. He maintained a 4.0 GPA and was inducted into the Honor Society for both programs.  In addition to his master's studies, he completed courses at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and later taught at both Rice University and the University of Houston.

Roy's last assignment in the military was as an Executive Officer at the U.S. Army Mobility Equipment Research and Development Command (MERADCOM). In 1981, Roy retired with the rank of Colonel.  Roy was affectionally to work in the civil engineering and construction management fields.

Recent stories
Shared by Patricia Karr on July 23, 2020
My encounters with Mr. Alvarez began with humorous telephone conversations before we ever met when I would call looking for Anna on his house phone after meeting her in college. Was that before cell phones?  I’m showing my age.

When we did meet, I felt instantly welcomed into his home, into his family and into his arms, often with a hug and kiss on the cheek.  For someone raised in a ‘touch me not’ home, this felt like a ray of sunshine.

As I grew to know him, my admiration increased along with my fondness.  What an amazing role model as a father, a husband and a leader!  While Mr. Alvarez’ many accomplishments are obvious, it was the simple act of fixing his wife’s tea to her liking at every meal that impressed me every single time.

When I think of Mr. Alvarez, my relationship with him was always framed with his kindness to me, in small and large ways.  He always made sure I had coffee to drink and offered food.  He and Mrs. Alvarez came to stay and help me open my first solo business in Fredericksburg, just jumping into help.  They welcomed me into their home when I was going through a stressful time with our Valley business.  I’m sure they had no idea how nice it was to just sit with them and watch some TV in the evenings after a difficult day.

How often in life do we enter into a relationship with no expectations to be rewarded with so much love and thoughtfulness? It is truly a rare thing and I feel so fortunate to have been included in such a remarkable life and family and feel the warmth of that sun, Roy Alvarez.  Thank you, sir.

Shared by Sandra Salinas on July 21, 2020
Uncle Roy as I knew him a wonderful, kind man. A real family man that loved his family. I have very fond memories of you and godfather to my son Michael Rey. You will be missed. Love you Sandy Salinas