Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

April 25, 2012

Carlos Antonio Alvarez

Aug. 3, 1951-April 15, 2012

AIBONITO, Puerto Rico — Carlos Antonio “Tony” Alvarez, 60, died April 15, 2012, near Luquillo, Puerto Rico, from a drowning accident.  

He was born Aug. 3, 1951, in Goshen, Ind., to Alice (Swihart), and Antonio Alvarez.  He was married to Maribel Aponte, Aibonito.  

Tony is survived by his wife, Maribel; five children, Karla (Roque Nido) Alvarez of Guayama, Natalia Alvarez of Rio Piedras, Zoila Alvarez, Carlos A. Alvarez Jr., and Juan B. Alvarez, all at home; his three grandchildren, Roque Nido, Dario Nido and Kamilah  Delgado; his mother, Alice, Aibonito; six siblings, Patricia (Hermann Bauer) Alvarez, Aibonito, Becky (John) Bowen, Allentown, Pa., Bob (Sandra) Alvarez, Coamo, Ricardo (Enid) Alvarez, Coamo, Rose (Zane) Gillin and Jim (Diane Beam) Alvarez, both of Goshen, Ind.   

He graduated from Goshen College in 1973.     

Tony worked for many years with his father in the family’s poultry business in Puerto Rico. Over the last 15 years he worked as a consultant to the Puerto Rico Department of Agriculture working at creating farmers markets throughout the island to help organize and manage farmer cooperatives. He worked tirelessly toward helping others improve their lives through agricultural sustainability.

Tony was passionate about Puerto Rican arts and culture and hopeful that one day Puerto Rico would find its own, independent role as a country. He helped and encouraged many artisans. One way he actively engaged was by initiating the Festival de la Montaña in Aibonito 31 years ago where Puerto Rican culture is celebrated. Tony was a historian by hobby. He excelled at conflict resolution, was eternally optimistic and enjoyed learning about others.

His friends and family will miss a wonderful human being who touched many lives in positive ways.

Services took place in Puerto Rico.  The family requests that memorial contributions be made in Tony’s name to Heifer International project: Haiti - REACH: Rural Entrepreneurs for Agricultural Cooperation in Haiti http://www.heifer.org.

Aibonito Memorial assisted with arrangements.

 

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • OBT GN0416 Hess obit photo Maurine C. Hess April 18, 1922-April 10, 2014

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT GN0416 Pearson obit photo Anita O. Pearson Jan. 26, 1918-April 14, 2014

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT GN0416 Gaskill obit photo Catherine Marie Gaskill March 22, 1925 – April 14, 2014

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Roger Wolfe Dec. 18, 1939-April 14, 2014

    April 15, 2014

  • James K. Greiner Oct. 31, 1926-April 14, 2014

    April 15, 2014

  • Arrangements pending for April 16, 2014 These arrangements and services appeared in the April 16, 2014 edition of The Goshen News.

    April 15, 2014

  • OBT GN0416 Cripe obit photo Caroline R. Cripe GOSHEN — Caroline R. Cripe, 84, died at her home Sunday afternoon. She was a 14-year survivor of breast cancer but lost her battle with a recent diagnosis of stage IV liver cancer. She was born Aug. 21, 1929 in Chicago, to Gustav and Pauline (Beiling

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT GN0416 Roebuck obit photo Mary Anne Roebuck MIDDLEBURY — Mary Anne Roebuck, 75, died at 1:55 p.m. Sunday at Eastlake Terrace. She was born on Oct. 9, 1938 in Marshall County, to James E. and Pauline (Krouse) Elliot. On Aug. 12, 1959 in Huntington County, she was married to Donald C. Roebuck, w

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT GN0416 Sweisberger obit photo Lamonte 'Monte' Sweisberger ELKHART — Lamont “Monte” Sweisberger, 73, died Sunday morning at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born Oct. 7, 1940 in Wakarusa, to Adam and Helen (Kehr) Sweisberger. He is survived by two children, Jesse Keith and Sara Heiliger, both of Elkhart

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Macyn Jolene Lehman MILLERSBURG — Macyn Jolene Lehman was stillborn Saturday evening at IU Health Goshen Hospital. She is survived by her parents, Andy and Julie (Mahaffa) Lehman, Millersburg; two brothers, Micah and Eli, and a sister, Raegan, all of Millersburg. Also s

    April 14, 2014

AP Video
Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges Ukraine: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse Pistorius Cries During Final Cross-Examination The Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs Sex Offenders Charged in Serial Killings Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage OC Serial Murder Suspects May Have More Victims Family: 2 Shot in Head at Kan. Jewish Center Raw: Horse Jumping Inspires 'Bunny Hop' After Attack, Officials Kill 5 Bears in Florida Popular Science Honors Year's Top Inventions ND Oil Boom Attracting Drug Traffickers
Poll

Goshen City Council member Dixie Robinson is asking residents to make an effort to clean up their yards this spring. The city’s Dial-A-Truck program is available to haul trash away. Do you think there are more unsightly properties in Goshen this year than five years ago?

Yes, I have noticed more problem properties
No, I have not noticed more problems
I think the problems are about the same as always
     View Results