Dennis Alvarez

Dennis Alvarez

Albert Dennis Alvarez, 68, of 4011 Timmerman Drive, Elizabeth City, NC, died Sunday, July 21, 2013 at his home.  Born in San Pedro, CA, he was the son of the late Albert Alvarez and Carmen Fimbres.  Mr. Alvarez was retired from the United States Coast Guard as a Chief Petty Officer.

He is survived by a daughter, Melissa Dunlow and husband Edward of Elizabeth City, NC; three sisters, Jeanette Smock, Annette Holt and Julie Bebich all California; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A graveside funeral service will take place Friday, July 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at New Hollywood Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel and at other times at the residence.  Memorial donations may be made to the Veteran’s Administration.  Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Alvarez family.  Condolences may be sent to the family at

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  1. Ike Midgett

    Ed and Melissa……..Rick and I are so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are thinking of you and are here if you need anything.

  2. Mike Benton

    Working with Dennis for over 20 years, we became good friends. He will be missed.
    Semper Fi Marine. Fair seas and following winds, Chief.

  3. Paul Lehner

    Sorry to hear of your father’s passing Carmen, you and your father will be in our prayers.

  4. Buddy Lupton

    Enjoyed all the time I spent with Dennis building props in Kodiak. Rest in peace my friend.

  5. Patrick "Paddy" Seda

    So sad to hear of his passing. ADC Dennis Alvarez was an old school Coastie. I first met him back in 1982 at USCG Air Station Kodiak in Alaska when he was a First Class Petty Officer and I a young snot nose third class. I learned a lot from Dennis my first few years in CG aviation and he even helped me to become a flight engineer. Even though it has been many years since we last saw each other I still look upon those years with great fondness and respect for him. He will be missed. My deepest condolences to the Alvarez family.
    Rest now my brother we will carry on from here. Semper Paratus

  6. Mike and Tina Harrell, Ryan and Dylan

    Carmen – We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Praying comfort for you in all your wonderful memories of a very loving dad.

  7. Pam and Mike Sorich

    Melissa and family-Sorry to hear about your Dad.First met Dennis in E.City many years ago. He and Mike drove together from E.City to Kodiak, AK in the 70’s.Peace be with you and your family.You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Michael Reyes

    My best memory of cousin Dennis goes back to the 60’s when he and cousin Nicky Lamar threw around a football with me in our back yard. They were much older but treated me like I was one of them. Thanks cousin for that great memory. Enjoy Paradise, see you when I get there.


  9. Gerald Dolan

    Dear Family,
    I knew Dennis many years ago when we served together in the Coast Guard. I remember him as two things, proud to be father and proud to be a coastie. He was a generous soul and will be missed. I am sorry for your loss.

  10. Ron Dye

    Good Bye old friend. You taught me so much about the Herk. Will never forget our prop change in Attu. Rest in Peace.

  11. Mike Hicks

    It was many years ago we worked together at Air Station Kodiak. Dennis always had a smile on his face and like most Coasties, a great sense of humor. Rest in Peace Brother!

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