With deepest sadness, we announce the passing of Jose Luis Alvarado on January 6, 2013. He was born in Guatemala in 1955. Jose Luis came to the USA thirty years ago. After studying English at a school for adult education, he met the love of his life, Ely Calderon. Later, he enrolled at El Camino College where he earned an Associate's degree in general construction, and went on to become a licensed general contractor. Jose Luis was always known as a hardworking man, with a big and caring heart. He was a voluntary member of the Torrance, CA community emergency response team (CERT). Jose Luis will be forever missed by his wife, daughters and family.