An employee lost his life last friday. Thought I would put up the obit in his memory. Jose was a rock solid dude. Many of you who read here knew him and can attest that he would have fit into this crowd of bloggers perfectly.
He will be missed.
Jose Juan Alvarado Jr., age 26, of Lower Providence Twp., passed away on Friday, Oct. 17, 2008 at his residence of natural causes.
Jose was born in Norristown, son of Jose Juan Alvarado Sr. and Beatrice (Douglass) Alvarado of Lower Providence Township. He was currently working both as a customer service representative for Whitpain Beverage of Blue Bell and part time running poker tournaments at local bars with Riverchasers Entertainment of Fairview Village.
Jose attended Eagleville Elementary School and Methacton High School graduating in the top 20 percent of his class. He also attended Montgomery County Community College and West Chester University, graduating with honors. At West Chester University, he wrote articles for the school paper known as The Quad.
Besides his parents, he is survived by three sisters: Tina Able, Fla.; Evelyn Douglass, Norristown and Tracee Garcia, Betzwood; a brother: Lynwood Rodgers, West Norriton.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Friday, Oct. 24 from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Raffeo-DiCecco Memorial Home, 707 West Germantown Pike (at Whitehall Rd), East Norriton. Followed by Prayer Service and Interment at Riverside Cemetery, West Norriton Twp.In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory, may be made to Jose Juan Alvarado Jr. Memorial Fund c/o Citizens Bank, 2668 Egypt Rd., 19B-6590; Norristown, PA 19403.