Alvarez Robert (Bob) Michael Alvarez passed away at his home on July 27th in Katy. He was born to Robert Alvarez and Margaret (Lastovica) McLean on March 7, 1954 in Houston. Alvarez worked in the banking industry for many years. On May 4, 1991 he went to work for the Port Terminal Railroad as a switchman and on December 27, 1991 he became a Locomotive Engineer. He was also the Treasurer for the Engineer's Union. Alvarez enjoyed spoiling his 8 nieces and nephews with jokes, treats and tricks. He worked with kids in baseball and Boy Scouts. He was especially proud of his is two sons when both of them earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Bob's biggest passion was the Katy Tigers football team. Bob had a zest for life exhibited by his travels, eating out, inviting family and friends over for meals, movies and telling "larger than life" stories. His humor always managed to show itself during both easy and hard times. He will be greatly missed by all. He is survived by his sons: David Alvarez of Fort Lee, VA and Travis Alvarez, of Katy; mother, Margaret (Lastovica) McLean of Houston; three brothers: Steve Alvarez and wife B.J. of Katy; Lance McLean and wife Elizabeth of Pearland; and Frank McLean and wife Meleia of St. Francisville, LA.; sister: Melanie (McLean) Alvarado and husband Juan of Los Angeles, CA; and the mother of his sons, Janelle McDonald of Katy. He was preceded in death by his stepfather Duane McLean and his grandparents Frank Lastovica and Frances (Pavlicek) Lastovica. Funeral Services for Robert Michael Alvarez, 51, of Katy were held July 31 from Knesek Bros., Hwy. 36 Chapel in Sealy with the Rev. Bernard Snock officiating.
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