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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
Posted by Joy Neely


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