Simón Bolívar Alvarez Reyes

Published 8:29 am Thursday, February 18, 2021

Simón Bolívar Alvarez Reyes, 93, of Quito, Ecuador was called to God’s presence peacefully in his sleep on the morning of Jan.29, while at his home after a prolonged fight with kidney failure. He was born on May 10, 1927, son of Alfonso Alvarez and Maria Luisa Reyes.

Simón Bolívar Alvarez Reyes had a fruitful life as a caring husband, respected father, humorous grandfather and an unparalleled and loyal friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his beloved wife María Teresa.

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He leaves the seeds of his wonderful life in his children, Patricio, Diego, y Consuelo Alvarez; his daughter-in-laws, Rocío Lalama and Mónica Fernández; his son-in-law, Gary Lutz; his grandchildren, Pablo, Gabriel, Isabela Alvarez Lalama, Ricardo, Dieguito Andrés, Valeria, Christian Alvarez Fernández and Henry Manuel Lutz; his brothers, Galo, Alicia and Manuel Egas Reyes; Gabriel, Enrique, Emma, Vicente, Rodrigo, Mercedes, Ernesto and Carlos Alvarez Saá; Victor, Blanca, Clemencia, Beatriz, Magdalena and Ligia Alvarez del Pozo.

Visitation was held at his home in Quito followed by a virtual mass celebrated at Camposanto Monte Olivo in Quito, Ecuador on Feb. 1.

A memorial mass in his honor will be held on Feb. 26 at Saint Theresa Catholic Church in Farmville at 9 a.m.