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 www.frymemorialchapel.com.