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Julian M. Alvarez

January 9, 1950 — February 6, 2022

Julian Martin Alvarez, 72, of Grandview, Missouri, passed away peacefully with his son and wife at his side on Sunday February 6, 2022 after a long illness.
Julian was born on January 9th, 1950 to Frank and Bertha (Medina) Alvarez in Kansas City. After graduating from Manual High School in 1969, he was drafted by the Army to serve in the Vietnam War achieving the rank of Sergeant. Sgt Julian M. Alvarez served in the 7th Armored Squadron 1st Air Calvary 1st Aviation Brigade from August 11th, 1969 to March 15th, 1971. Julian was a proud decorated Vietnam veteran, a recipient of two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star for Valor in Combat, and various other medals.
After returning to civilian life in 1971, Julian met the love of his life, Rose Ann Caudillo. They were married on June 3rd, 1972 at Sacred Heart Church in Kansas City. Julian became a father to his only child, Christopher Martin Alvarez.
His granddaughter, Evangelina (Eva) was the apple of his eye. He was with her from the moment she was born and almost every day since.
Julian devoted his life to serving others, especially the children of St. John Francis Regis Elementary School (now St. Regis Classical Academy) where he coached both boys and girls basketball and was a Cub Scouts Troop Leader. He was known as the school Grandpa, welcoming children every morning to school and teaching children about proper respect and care for the flag. Every Veterans Day he would spend time teaching the children about service in the American military. He gifted many of the students and teachers of St. Regis with the Beanie Babies he collected for various occasions.
Julian and his wife were passionate bowlers. They were members of Loma Vista Bowling Alley, amassing many trophies. Julian also served as a "roadie" for his sons blues band, Hideaway, setting up shows, traveling with the band, and even printing their CD covers and posters. He helped design and print the invitations for his sons wedding. He also collected unique rosaries and coins.
Julian was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Bertha Alvarez; siblings, Vincent Alvarez, John Alvarez, and Mary Alejandre-Riggs; nephew Joseph Alvarez, Jr. and niece Marina Alvarez. He will live on in the memory of his wife, Rose Ann; his son Christopher (Anna), and his granddaughter Evangelina Rose Alvarez, as well as his brothers Lawrence (Mary), Anthony (Yolanda), Joseph (Theresa), and many nieces and nephews. Julian made a mark on the hearts and lives of everyone he met with his kindness and generous spirit. He will be very missed by many people.
The rosary will be prayed at 6pm Thursday, followed by visitation until 8 pm, February 10th at St. John Francis Regis Parish, 8941 James A. Reed Rd, Kansas City, MO 64138. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Friday at the church. Interment will be at Leavenworth National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Regis Classical Academy.
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Rosary
Thursday, February 10, 2022
6:00 PM

St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church 8941 James A. Reed RdKansas City, Missouri 64138

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Visitation
Thursday, February 10, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church 8941 James A. Reed RdKansas City, Missouri 64138

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Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, February 11, 2022
10:00 AM

St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church 8941 James A. Reed RdKansas City, Missouri 64138

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