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Richard Alvarez Jr.

November 9, 1978 ~ October 25, 2023 (age 44) 44 Years Old

Richard Alvarez Jr. Obituary

Richard Alvarez Jr., a loving, handy, and creative spirit, passed away on October 25, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of kindness and creativity. Born on November 9, 1978, in Corpus Christi, Texas, Richard was a beacon of joy and a model of resilience, always demonstrating the heart of a teddy bear and the creativity of a seasoned artist.

Richard was preceded in death by his father, Richard Alvarez Sr.; his great-grandmother, Juanita Deleon; and his great aunt and uncle, Lucia and Audencio Ponce. 

He is survived by his mother, Veronica Rodriguez; sisters, Kimberly Ramos (Steven) and Jennifer Garcia (Juan); cousin, Michelle Cortinas (David), who was like a sister to him; and his godmother, Rose Rangel (Estanislao). Richard was a beloved uncle to Steven Ramos, Jovani Ramos, Brandon Garcia, and Gabriella Garcia. His grandmother, Manuela Zapata, along with numerous friends and family members, will remember him fondly.

Richard was a man of many talents, but his passion for arts and crafts was unparalleled. Whether it was making keychains, bracelets, or exploring the intricacies of leather and woodwork, he found solace and joy in the creative process. His artistic endeavors were not merely hobbies, but a testament to his creative spirit and his ability to find beauty in the world around him.

He also had a fascination with reptiles that was well-known, and his pet bearded dragon, “Stormy”, was a testament to this love. 

Richard was more than just a craftsman; he was a man of exceptional kindness. His generosity knew no bounds and he was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. He believed in the power of compassion and his actions reflected this. His desire to help others was not limited to his close friends and family. His kindness extended to anyone who needed it, demonstrating his selfless nature and big heart.

Richard’s love for his family was immense. He cherished family gatherings and spending time with his loved ones. These moments of togetherness were precious to him, and he often used them as an opportunity to express his love and affection. His family was his rock, his source of joy, and his inspiration.

In the words of the renowned author, Leo Buscaglia, "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." This quote encapsulates the essence of Richard's life. His kindness, creativity, and love for his family have left an indelible mark on the hearts of those who knew him.

Richard Alvarez Jr. will be remembered not only for his creative talents but also for his loving nature and his generous heart. He lived his life with kindness and compassion, always willing to lend a helping hand. His memory will continue to inspire and comfort his loved ones in the times to come. His life, though brief, was a testament to the power of love, creativity, and kindness.

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