January 14, 1953 – October 7, 2017
Thom Alvarez went to be with our Lord on October 7, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Thom was born on January 14, 1953 to Thomas and Maria Alvarez. Thom was preceded in death by his grandparents Damiana and Nieves Alvarez, Severa and Encarnacion Quinones, John Kerr and Harold Young, father in law. Thom is survived by his wife Deborah, daughters Stacie and Stephanie, parents Thomas and Maria Alvarez, brother John Alvarez (Norma) and sister Lydia Alvarez and Amelia Young, mother in law. He is also survived by his nephew John Alvarez (Ana) and nieces Sarah and Alyssa Alvarez, great nieces Isabella and Elizabeth Alvarez and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Thom enjoyed spending time with his family, watching classic westerns and Star Trek. Thom also had a love of music and cooking. Thom fought cancer with strength, determination and grace never allowing the disease to get the best of him. The family would like to thank the following for their care of Thom during his illness: Dr. Drengler and the START Center staff, Dr. Roque Diaz-Wong, Kidney Disease Center and the staff at Methodist Transplant Hospital.
Funeral Mass will take place October 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church where Thom was a founding member. Interment follows at St. Joseph Society Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in his honor to The American Cancer Society or St. Francis Catholic Church.