Jose L. Alvarez, 76, Air Force veteran with 28 years’ service

Jose L. Alvarez, 76, of Virginia Beach, passed away Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.

Born in El Monte, California, he retired as a senior master sergeant from the U.S. Air Force after 28 years of service. He was also an avid fisherman.

Jose was preceded in death by his father, Jose L. Alvarez.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Carolyn L. Alvarez; mother, Eva Alvarez of California; mother-in-law, Inez Windley of Virginia Beach; two daughters, Stephanie Sanchez of New Mexico and Melanie Wilkerson of Virginia Beach; three sons, Ronnie Alvarez of New Mexico, Daniel Alvarez of Tennessee and Bryan Lee of North Carolina; two sisters, Lydia Quepons of California and Diane Nave of Oregon; brother, William Alvarez of California; and four grandchildren, Veronica Sanchez of New Mexico, Taylor Wilkerson and Austin Wilkerson, both of Virginia Beach, and Ava Lewis of North Carolina.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel. A funeral service will follow visitation at 11 a.m. at the funeral home chapel. Following the service, Jose will be transported to Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Mortuary in La Verne, California, for services and burial.

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