Obituary for Ernest Alvarado

Ernest Alvarado, of Safford, passed away May 30, 2019, in Tucson at the age of 74. He was born April 3, 1945, in Los Angeles, to Alberto Alvarado and Georgia Lopez Alvarado.

He worked in the kitchen at Main Street Cafe, where he had many friends. He loved to watch movies, do word search puzzles, and yard work. He really enjoyed watching the Arizona Diamondbacks play baseball and spending time at the casinos. Ernest was in the Special Olympics, where he participated in bowling.

Ernest Alvarado

He was very kind and respectful to others and enjoyed being with family and friends. He lived with his cousin, Ray Gonzales, for more than 24 years and was loved very much by everyone. Ernest was truly kindhearted.  

Services will be held Thursday, June 6, at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, with a viewing at 9 a.m., followed by the Rosary at 10 a.m., and the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m.

Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory. Online condolences may be extended at