Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Emilio A. Alva, Jr., 67, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at the Red Rose Health & Rehab in Cassville.

He was born on Oct. 3, 1945, in McAllen, Texas, son of Emilo and Genoveva Acevedo Alva. He worked most of his adult life as a production laborer at Itt Higbie in Archbold, Ohio, before moving to Barry County in 1994. He was an accomplished musician and guitar player.

Survivors include: three daughters, Nora Elia Ortega, of Cassville, Genoveva "Genie" Lane, of Wauseon, Ohio, and Norma Belia Ortega, of Purdy; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Bertha Casarez, of Bloomington, Calif.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the White Funeral Home in Cassville, with Rev. Josue Cavazos officiating.

Cremation followed the service. Memorials may be made to the family and entrusted to the White Funeral Home, Cassville.