Alvarez, Ralph V., beloved father of Araceli, Rafael, Tony, Alfonso, George, Connie, and Joey; grandfather of five; brother of eight. He was born in Mexico City and came to the United States when he was fifteen. Ralph worked in the steel mills and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. His hobbies included movies, restaurants, and shopping. Family and friends will gather Thursday 5-9:00 pm at Pomierski Funeral Home , 1059 W. 32nd St. Funeral Friday 9:30 am from Pomierski F.H. to St. Mary of Perpetual Help Church for 10am Mass. INT. Private. pomierskifuneralhome.com (773)927-6424.