Larry J. Alvarez
Nov 21, 2012 | 4201 views | 2 2 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 29, for Larry J. Alvarez, 63, a retired Tracy farmer who died Sunday, Nov. 18, at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City.

Born in Tracy on Aug. 5, 1949, he was a lifelong Tracy resident. After graduating from Tracy High School, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Santa Clara University.

After college, Mr. Alvarez returned to Tracy to farm with the family farming operation, Alvarez Farms.

He served in the U.S. Army and National Guard Reserves and was a parishioner of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church and a member of Tracy Golf and Country Club and Rhodes Bean and Supply Co-op. He was a past board member of the California Tomato Growers Association.

Survivors include a daughter, Alesha Alvarez, and her husband, Gus Jimenez, of San Ramon; two sons, Mitch Alvarez of Stockton and Joey Alvarez of Tracy; and three grandchildren.

Also surviving are his father, Joe Alvarez of Tracy; a sister, Patty Robidart of Pinole; a cousin who was like a brother, Jack Alvarez of Tracy; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Brijida “Bre” Alvarez.

The Nov. 29 chapel service will begin at 10 a.m. at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Avenue. Burial will be in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road.

Visitation at the mortuary will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28.

An online guestbook is available at

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November 25, 2012
So. Sorry to hear this, Larry was a high school heart throb and a great guy,


Mary Wilson

November 22, 2012
Larry was a great guy! He was the "Little guy" who turned into the "Big Guy" who gave you a run for your money! He was a super nice man who we all loved! My fondest memory was during football when he said.."can you let me move you when he blocked you to the man who "Knocked you on your butt" when he hit you! He was a great person and a tough football player! I'm proud to have known him! ~David Wells

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