Frank J. Alvarado


Frank Joseph Alvarado, 78 of Waco, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2016.

Visitation: 6:00PM to 8:00PM Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.

Funeral Service: 10:00AM Friday, October 28, 2016 at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow with full military honors at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco.

Frank Joseph Alvarado was born August 16, 1938 in Fresno, California to the late Frank S. and Carmen Casares Alvarado. After graduating from Don Palos High School in California, Frank joined the United States Army. He served his country honorably for over 21 years, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam and ten years in Germany and Lebanon. After retiring from the Army Frank attended and graduated from TSTI and then worked as a parts clerk for Richards Industrial Supply for over 25 years. He loved his dogs and spent many hours walking them.

Frank is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Carmen Alvarado; wife of over 25 years, Malinda Alvardo; daughter, Vicki Lynn Alvarado Nickolson; sisters, Josie Monreal and Lydia Ramirez; and brother, Rudy John Alvarado.

Frank will be remembered with love by his daughters, Julie Vasquez and husband Jose Cruz of Waco, Penny Romero of Waco, Conne Martinez and husband David of Waco, and Valerie Thurston of Seaside, CA; son, Joe Alvarado of Jamestown, ND; brother, David Alvarado of Firebaugh, CA; stepsons, David Simmons and Joe Simmons, both of Waco; 17 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; along with numerous cousins, aunts and loving friends.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Sending my condolences to the rest of the family. I lost y last brother Frankie J Alvarado you will be missed but never forgotten. Ill miss our weekly calls, forever your little brother.

    David Alvarado.

  2. To the family of Frank Alvarado my husband and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Frank. The entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    He was a wonderful man we feel blessed to have had him as a friend.

    Ronald & Michele Meeks

  3. We will miss u grandpa wish we could have came down to show our respects for this great man he will be truly missed sorry for the loss

  4. Becky & Larry Shulda

    Larry and I attended the beautiful and moving service for Frank today. We want to thank Frank’s family for welcoming us. You all made Frank proud I know and the funeral home staff were kind and supportive. We were so proud to know Frank and be his friend. He certainly was a friend to us.

    Blessings to you all–
    Becky & Larry Shulda

  5. Rest up papa, ill see you soon. …hopefully not too soon lol love you papa

  6. Rest in peace Frank Alvarado fly high and stay close much love and respect to the family keep your heads held high

  7. I will always love u and miss u grandpa and u are with granny now grandpa I seen the pics and started crying grandpa u and granny worked all of yalls life and hard for what y’all had together y’all both lived a long life grandpa.y’all save me a spot next to y’all we will all meet once again grandpa and granny.happy Halloween to both of y’all with lots of love and hugs and kisses grandpa it was just like yesterday when we talked over the phone how u asked me how I was doing and I told u I was good grandpa.thank u and granny for raising me ever since I was borned

  8. Aly Marie Romero

    Rest in peace papa ❤️ I still and always think of you

  9. Alysia Marie Romero Alvarado

    I miss you grandpa, I wish you were here.

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