Louis Cervantes Alvarado, 84, of Galveston passed away on January 23, 2014, at Gulf Health Care Center in Galveston, Texas. He was born June 21, 1929, in Sugar Land, Texas, and served his country with the US Army in the Korean War. Louis worked as a boilermaker for many years both in Galveston and in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was an avid golfer (very proud of his holes in one) and enjoyed oil painting, dancing, and singing. While at Gulf Health Care Center, he was always the first one on the dance floor and enjoyed singing with the carolers who visited. In their earlier years, he and his wife Joanne enjoyed spending time with friends at the old Streater’s Bar on 14th Street, Nash’s Bait Camp, and the Country Store.
Louis was preceded in death by his parents, Luis and Pauline Alvarado; sisters, Carmen Rojas and Margaret Gaona; brother, Paul Alvarado; brother-in law, Ruben Estrada; and his beloved wife, Joanne Alvarado.
Louis is survived by his stepson, Tony Pitzer and wife Rebecca of Minneapolis, MN; sisters: Lupe Russo, Janie Gonzales and husband Ramon, Frances Estrada, Dolores Hibbs and husband David, and Rose Galicia and husband, Ron; brothers, Freddy Alvarado and wife Delores, Gilbert Alvarado, and Pete Alvarado and wife Della; brother-in-law, Israel Rojas; grandchildren: Mercedes Pitzer, Angela Maki and husband Phil, Lisa Kennedy and husband Ryan; great grandchildren: Ella, Ethan, Lilyana, Makayla and Olivia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Louis’ family will receive visitors beginning at 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Friday, January 31, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 1, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock.
Pallbearers will be Gilbert Alvarado, Pete Alvarado, Ruben Estrada, Jr., Jay Estrada, Ramon Gonzalez, Jr. and Matthew Gonzalez.
The Alvarado and Pitzer families would like to extend their appreciation to the staff of Gulf Health Care Center for their gentle care of our loved one during his time at GHCC, and especially in his last days there.