Lawrence "Larry" Alvarez
October 30, 1937 - August 26, 2012
Lawrence “Larry” Dale Alvarez, 74, passed away at his residence on August 26, 2012. He was born on October 30, 1937 in St. Augustine, FL. Larry graduated from Bishop Kenny High School in 1955, became a teacher in Duval County, teaching 4th and 5th grade, and proudly retired from the US Coast Guard Reserve. He was a beloved father, brother and friend. Survivors include his son, Richard Alvarez (Janeth); daughter, Kristina Pike (Mark); best friend, Terry Brock; sister, Lydia Nellis; 7 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Teresa Alvarez. A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 30th in the Chapel of Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the

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A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 30th in the Chapel of Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home.

Carroll & Don Miniard

Larry always had a smile on his face and a quick line to get us all laughing at lunch in the teacher's lounge. He loved volunteering at San Pablo Elementary School. Rest in peace Larry. Your winning smile and infectious laugh will truly be missed.

Claudia Cornwall

Underneath his gruff exterior/demeanor was a real nice guy. Sincere sympathy to his family and Terry.

Joanne Eller Bell

To Larry's family, I went to grammar and high school with Larry and last saw him at a Kenny gathering in Aprit at San Jose Country Club. I am so sorry to hear of his death. He and hios family are in my thoughts and prayers. In sorrow, Joanne

Connie Skinner

Larry was a joy to work with. His unique point of view helped us all improve our teaching. The greatest compliment I can give is that I sincerely regret that my own son never had the pleasure of Larry Alvarez as his teacher. He inspired children and his colleagues. God Bless

The Mull Family

We knew Larry as part of the Alimacani family and I always loved chatting with him. He will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family and dear friends.

Ken Mendel

Tina, Richard, and Lydia, You have lost your father & brother. Know that your grief is shared with his many friends. We also will miss his humor and precious presence. I have known Larry for 63 years; ever since the 7th Grade @ St. Paul's in Riverside. I will always remember Larry & the fun times that we shared through the years. I could go on, but he always got uncomfortable accepting compliments. I'll seem him again on the other side.

dayle timmons

Larry was such a fun, full of life personality. He is part of the foundation that built such fantastic memories for Alimacani faculty and students. Rest in peace, Larry.

Maggie Woods

Richard and Tina- So sorry to learn of the loss of your father. He and especially your mother were special to me. I hope that your good memories bring you comfort. Maggie Woods, RN

Kerry Rogers

My fondest memory of my Alimacani colleague is when he made fishing poles for my kindergarten varying exceptionalities class. He took his resource time to teach the children how to fish. What a kind heart! Another memory is when I went outside with my class for recess and saw his contraption for solar cooking hotdogs. What a set-up! He made learning fun! His students were waiting with buns in their hands! What a wonderful teacher! May his family and friends find peace.

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