Mr. Rafael Alvarez born August 26, 1933 in Ecuador passed away on April 14, 2012 at Calvary Hospital, Bronx New York at the age of 78. Beloved Son of the late Alberto Alvarez and the late Amalina Luzarraga. Cherished Brother of Matilde Alvarez, Piedad Alvarez, the late Carmen Rojas, Dolores Alvarez, the late Antonio Alvarez, and the late Zoila Ycaza. Adored Uncle of Carlos Alberto Najera who took care of Rafael until his final days. Also survived by many loving Nieces, Nephews and Cousins both in the United States and Ecuador.