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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.

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  1. tio Luis was always happy and had a smile on his face.he meant so much to me and others.I’m deaply saddened by his passing and I hope to one day see him again.may he rest in peace.

  2. I am goin to miss my tio Luis … I will always remember him and love him que Jehovah me lo cuide…era bien pilas mi tio:)

  3. I will remember Jose Luis as a very caring and dedicated man, who was incredibly generous with his time. Over the years he would always help Carolina and me, providing his valuable opinions, and answering our questions whenever we asked. During the time when we were looking for houses, he even came to the Bay area to help us inspect properties.

    After we bought our home, Jose Luis decided that we needed to upgrade our plumbing. Without our asking, he undertook the significant task to replace all of the supply pipes in our house. In order to accomplish this, Jose Luis drove the six hours from Los Angeles to Berkeley, and then spent the weekend soldering, routing and replacing the old galvanized pipes with new copper lines, and also changing out all of the corroding gas lines. The portion of that weekend’s work finished, he would then drive home to Los Angeles late Sunday night. He did this for eight consecutive weekends(!), until the job was finished. Carolina and I would never have been able to do this without Jose Luis, and I will always be grateful to him for this special effort.

    Jose Luis will be sorely missed. I will remember him warmly, and hope that a small piece of him will live on in the work he did in our house. My deepest condolences go out to Ely and Daniela.

    With love and sympathy,

    Josh Keiler

  4. I will greatly miss my to Luis. I remember him as a kind and gentle man, always concerned for the needs of others before his own. To Luis will live on through the legacy of love he left behind in those around him. I am deeply saddened by his passing and pray God’s peace and blessings for Ely and Daniela.

  5. La familia Ovalle, siempre recordara a tio Luis como el tio que legusto la vida. Fue el tio que en un party comensaba la elegria de todos, le gustaba bailar. He was the party guy. He loved his family, his sisters, sobrinos, sobrinas. Amo mucho a su mama querida, siempre penso en sus hermanas. Estaba muy orgulloso de que la proxima generacion de la familia fuera a la Universidad, contento con Luis, Yessenia y Kevin, y por su hija cual es didicada a sus estudios tambien. He tought everyone the importance to always find a solution to lifes problems. To keep moving on and go forward and it was ok to use the resources available to ones needs. This made him have friends from an early age and thus he helped people who needed him in some way. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

  6. Manolo y Any para Ely y Daniela, desde la lejana de estas tierras del Sur que Jose Luis no alcanz a conocer,entregamos a Uds cariosamente y desde lo mas profundo de nuestro corazon nuestro apoyo en los momentos iniciales de la partida de Jos Luis convencidos en la Fe que ahora est descansando de sus dolencias que completaron sus ultimos dias

    Ely y Daniela todos por el hecho de ser humanos tenemos nuestras debilidades y faltas, pero eso se lo dejamos a la misericordia de Dios, El es el nico que tiene la eterna e infinita sabidura para interpretarlas, ac en la tierra no somos capaces de entender las cosas de Dios, por ello nos quedamos con los mejores recuerdos de nuestros seres queridos que debemos guardar en nuestros corazones y no olvidarlos jams, atesorar sus miradas, buenos gestos, y entrega a los dems que Jos Luis desde su perspectiva las tena, al menos con nosotros en los pocos instantes que compartimos podemos decir que efectivamentesupo entregarnos su sencillez y amistad, sin conocernos tal vez slo de referencias. En aquellas ocasiones que tuvimos la posibilidad de viajar a esas tierras del Norte y en los momentos que l nos acompa hizo que siempre nos recordramos de l, tal vez pues nos mostr otro aspecto de la ciudad y de sus alrededores. Gracias Jos Luis por llevarnos a Veniceville, el Centro de los Angeles y sus homeless, las calles, laterales que unen distintos barrios, Gracias Jos Luis por haber compartido algunos instantes de nuestras vidas.

    Como cristianos quisimos estar en comunin el da del Servicio,desde las 19;30 hrs hasta las 20;30 hrs al amparo de la Virgen de Guadalupe, tanto con Ely, Daniela y toda su familia as teniendo presente a Jos Luis en la Santa Eucarita, en ella pedimos a Dios aplique toda su misericordia e infinita bondad para que permita que los Angeles del cielo lo conduzcan a la morada eterna.

    Daniela, es normal que todos queramos que nuestros padres partan lo mas tarde posible, pero hay veces que lo que uno quiere, no es posible, y debes enfrentar como hija estos momentos difciles y de prueba, manteniendote erguida y de frente desarrollando tu vida conservando todos los lindos momentos que gracias a Dios permiti que te desarrollaras hasta ahora. Junto a Ely sabrn salir adelante interpretando los designios de Dios que de seguro les traer tambin la felicidad que desean.

    Desde la distancia reciban un fuerte abrazo en la esperanza que en la Resurreccin si Dios as lo quiere podamos compartir eternamente.

    Manolo y Any

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