Tony Paul Alvarez
July 5, 1926 – October 23, 2012
Tony Alvarez was born in Los Angeles, California on July 5, 1926. He was the eldest son of 10 siblings and the family settled in Tracy California. During WWII, Tony joined the Marines at age 17. He served in the Philippines and fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima where he was wounded and awarded a "Purple Heart".
He married Nola and raised his family of 3 children in Tracy where he worked and retired from the Tracy Defense Depot. He dedicated his life, not only to his family and friends but his passion for sports led him to a genuine love and commitment to youth activities in the community. He was an active member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church and a former Grand Knight of Columbus.
His family moved to Castle Rock, Colorado in 2003. He is survived by his wife, Nola, his son Paul Alvarez and wife Brenda, grandson Paul Alvarez Jr., his two daughters Stephanie Alvarez and Patricia Mellin and husband Jim Mellin. He has 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Tricia Rittger.
He was a resident of the Castle Rock Care Center until his passing. His interment will be held in Tracy, California.