Jose Alves, age 78, passed away Tuesday at his home in Novato . Jose is survived by his wife of 48 ½ years, Amelia Alves, and his sister Zelina Machado. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and family. He was predeceased by his parents, Jose Alves Brazil and Maria Linpuldina Alves, and his four other siblings, Maria Azavedo, Maria Alves Vieira, Ernestina Trindade and Antonio Brazil.
Jose was born in 1932 in St Jorge, Azores and came to Marin County in 1958 where he remained for the remainder of his life. He retired in 1995 from the Marin County Roads Department where he worked for 28 years. His hobbies included tending to his vegetable garden, fishing with friends and family, and mostly helping others. Jose had a strong faith in God and was active in the following societies: Petaluma Holy Ghost, Sebastopol Holy Ghost, Novato Holy Ghost, and the Sausalito Holy Ghost where he was the cook for 35 years. He was also an active member of the Lusitania Band of Novato.
He will be deeply missed. Private funeral services were held April 15,2011 . In lieu of flowers, please contribute, in his loving memory to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements in the care of ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME, 331 Lakeville St., Petaluma, CA 94952. Online condolences may be made at www.adobecreekfuneralhome.com
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