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Jesus “Jess” Alvarez

Jesus “Jess” Alvarez, age 79, of Grand Rapids, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, May 12, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Santos and Natividad Alvarez; brother, Jose Alvarez; dear friend, Janet Rathburn.  He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Kevin Sage, Roberta and Daniel Alvarez, Roxanne Alvarez, Lisa Marie and Raymond Alvarez, Santos and Liza Alvarez, Jesus “Chuy”  and Andrea Alvarez; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; siblings, Josie Gutierrez, Esther Garcia, Linda Bartz, Christina Alvarez, Robert Alvarez; many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.  Jess will be remembered by his sense of humor.  He will be missed by all who knew him.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11 am at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 1253 52nd St., Kentwood with Fr. Steve Cron Celebrant.  Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.  Relatives and friends may meet the family Thursday, May 16 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Kentwood, with a Rosary prayed at 7:30 p.m.  Those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

  1. With Love and Remembrance.
    We love you-
    Carole, Angie, Jazzmin & Angelina

    - Angie Alvarez
  2. Our deepest condolences to all the Alvarez family, especially Rick, Roberta, Roxanne, Chuy and my dear friend Ester Garcia.

    - Anita & Andy VanLiere
  3. We send our prayers and condolences to the family as they work their way through this difficult time ahead Jesus Alvarez, May he Rest In Peace.
    Simon and Irma

    - Simon Aguilar, Jr. & Irma Garcia
  4. Jessie you will be missed. Thank you for being a wonderful grandpa to Ashlyn Alvarez and Antonio Tamayo. We will always cherish the moments we spent together. Your sense of humor was the best. We will miss you. Until we meet again. God bless and keep you always.

    Alma, Attah, Antonio, Ashlyn, Aniya, Saraye & Benicio

    - The Obande/Tamayo/Alvarez Family
  5. Tio, Im glad i got to see you a couple weeks ago. I cried when i left not knowing when or if I would see you again. I will cherish the many memories & trips to Idaho!!😘 Love you always Tio!! Rest easy!! My love & prayers to all my cousins & family!!

    - Amelia Uriegas (niece)
  6. Uncle Jess I know your pain has stopped and your with Grandma & Grandpa. Say hi to Che Che for me. I’ll think of you often…

    - Wally Gutierrez
  7. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our family as we remember our dear cousin Jessie. I am glad I had the opportunity to visit with him on my last visit to GR.

    - Randy & Mary Helen Alvarez
  8. My condolences to the Alvarez kids my heart goes out to you “god always takes the best”. Love you all⚓️⚓️⚓️

    - Maryjane Mancha
  9. My condolences to the Alvarez kids my heart goes out to you all . “god always takes the best”. Love you all⚓️⚓️⚓️❤️❤️❤️🎈🎈🎈

    - Maryjane Mancha

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