Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Juan F. Alvarez

Passed away on March 9, 2020

Juan F. Alvarez, age 48, late of the East Side, passed away suddenly on March 9, 2020.  Beloved husband of Nancy (nee Uribe) for 18 years. Loving father of Sofia, Kiara and Ana. Devoted son of Ana and the late Salvador Alvarez, Sr.  Loving brother of Luisa (Raudel) Villegas, Saul (Lupe) Alvarez, Anna Alvarez, Francisco (Lillian) Alvarez, Salvador Alvarez, Jr. and Jose (Eva) Alvarez.  Dearest son-in-law of Eva and the late Jorge Uribe. Also survived by sisters-in law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, coworkers and many friends.  Juan was an employee of Blue Cross and Blue Shield and he enjoyed having coffee with his brothers. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. at the Elmwood Chapel, 11200 S. Ewing Ave., Chicago. Funeral Friday, March 13, 2020 DIRECTLY at Church of the Annunciata where family and friends will meet for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment  Holy Cross Cemetery. 773-731-2749. www.elmwoodchapel.com

Funeral Mass:
Directly at Church of the Annunciata
11128 S. Avenue G
Chicago, Illinois 60617
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 10:00 am

Holy Cross Cemetery
801 Michigan City Road
Calumet City, Illinois 60409

Visitation Location

East Side
11200 S. Ewing Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 731-2749


Visitation Information

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm

"I am so sorry to hear about my Beloved Friend who worked with me and I have known for over 23 year at HCSC, he will be greatly missed. I will also, miss talking with him when we see each other in the Starbucks at the Metro electric station. Juan was a very pleasant and loving person. He was an unknown ANGEL. My heart goes out the Family."
- Barry A. Harris
March 10, 2020 4:07 pm

"My heart goes for the entire family of Juan! We lost a dear friend and a very good spirited colleague. I will keep him in my prayers. With deepest condolences, Mohammed Boucanna - BCBSIL"
- Mohammed Bocuanna
March 10, 2020 4:15 pm

"May Juan rest in eternal peace. We pray that God wraps his arms around you and the girls during this very difficult time. If we can help in any way, please don’t hesitate to reach out."
- Jaime and Nancy Godina
March 10, 2020 4:35 pm

"May God continue to give the family strength during this difficult journey. Lord hear our prayers. Forever in our hearts."
- Michelle Perry
March 10, 2020 4:47 pm

"We are so sorry to learn of the loss of Juan - the kindest, most gentle person we knew. Our prayers are with you all. - Marina & Dale"
- Marina Mueller & Dale Wagener
March 10, 2020 10:14 pm

"Nancy & girls, No words can adequately capture my sympathy and heartache for the your loss. Juan was a kind soul with a gentle smile that put all at ease. His love for you shown through here and will find its way to you from heaven. Quick minded and subtle in approach, Juan was immensely valuable, prized for his dedication, and appreciated in every endeavor. When picking project teams, he was fought over - everyone wanted him. It was a privilege and blessing to have known him throughout our years at HCSC. May God hold you tight and bring you comfort."
- Renee Brown
March 11, 2020 5:29 am

"My condolences goes out to the Alvarez family. We truly have lost a dear friend here @ BCBS. He will always be in our hearts & memories. The whole family is in my thoughts & prayers. -Shirley Aguilera "
- Shirley Aguilera
March 11, 2020 7:11 am

"Sorry for the loss of Juan and my prayers for the family. Always a pleasant person, with a smile every time I saw him. Was a pleasure to have known Juan, he will be missed. "
- Geria J Daniels
March 11, 2020 7:49 am

"My condolences and prayers go out to the Alvarez Family. We lost a kind and wonderful friend & co-worker at BlueCross BlueShield. RIP brother Juan. You will be missed!"
- Memo Prado
March 11, 2020 8:32 am

"My deepest condolences to Juan's entire family and friends. You are all in my prayers during this very difficult time. Juan was always smiling and positive at work. May he Rest In Paradise and may all your memories you've created mend your hearts. "
- Rosa Alvarado
March 11, 2020 9:08 am

"My deepest condolences to Juan's family. I pray that God gives you strength and comfort. Juan was the nicest, kindest colleague possible. He always had a good, encouraging word, as well as patience, even in the most difficult situations. He was a role model in this aspect and he will be missed by many. May he rest in peace. "
- Cristina Oproiu
March 11, 2020 9:11 am

"Heartfelt sympathies to all, wishing you peace and strength in the days to come. Juan was truly a gift, his willingness to help was always his style, I will miss him greatly."
- Bill Birch
March 11, 2020 10:56 am

"I am saddened by his passing but grateful that I had the opportunity to enjoy a small part of his life. Juan always had a bright spirit and a helpful attitude. Those traits made him stand out. My prayers are with his family. "
- Nathan Shuyler
March 11, 2020 1:21 pm

"Dear Alvarez Family, I am still in shocked with the sad news of our dear friend and colleague Juan passed away. It was a little bit less than 3 years since I met him at HCSC and the time was enough to know that he was one of the most beloved co-worker, he was always willing to help, collaborate with others and always very humble, he would be terribly miss by his work family too. I have been praying for him and his family, there are not enough words to give you comfort, hopefully God can give you the peace and comfort during this difficult time, please accept my deepest condolences. Sincerely, Susana Monroy "
- Susana Monroy
March 11, 2020 10:05 pm

"They do not come any better than Juan. What a fabulous guy. May the Lord hold the family in His Loving arms. "
- Blair Campbell
March 12, 2020 11:27 am

"Juan was such a nice, gentle, friendly person - I recall always have engaging and funny conversations with Juan. I worked briefly with Juan, but knew quickly Juan was the guy who gets things done and always did it efficiently and with a smile. Juan was such a kind sole and my condolences go to his wife and kids. "
- Philip Weinstein
March 12, 2020 5:50 pm

"I have never meet a finer man. Juan was kind and loving. I worked with him for over 20 years, never heard him raise his voice, never had a harsh word about anyone. Was a hard and smart contributor. He built bridges to get things done. He loved his wife and girls and he would light up with pride when he spoke of them. Nancy please be comforted with knowing he made this world a better place just by being in it. May God watch over you and the girls."
- Jesse Graham
March 12, 2020 9:12 pm

"Such a sadness came over me when I saw the post of his passing. I did not know him personally or even his name, my acquaintance with Juan was riding the Metra train. He always had a smile and a greeting. My Condolences and Prayers to his family, May God keep you in his loving embrace."
- Rose Salazar
March 13, 2020 8:42 am

"I am so very saddened to learn of Juan’s passing. As a colleague of Juan’s I got to know a very special person, kind, thoughtful, fun and a dedicated employee. He actually began his career in my department. I transferred to one of our Texas offices and on my last day Juan presented me with a guardian angel pin which I still have today 22 years later. We kept in touch after my move from time to time. I will always remember him fondly. May your love and memories help you through this difficult time and beyond."
- Leslie Hughes
March 14, 2020 9:02 pm

"To Juan's wife and girls, my heart is broken for you. Juan was a buddy, on my favorites list, and like a work brother. We were supposed to start on yet another project this week…the silence is painful. I find myself trying to be more patient, more thorough in my work, more supportive...like Juan. Knowing that a silly instant message of mine once made him snort on a conference call where he forgot to put himself on mute makes me smile through watery eyes. I'll miss our random chats and that coffee break we never had. And I can't forget how the banquet room filled with our chant of, "Juan!, Juan!, Juan!..." as he was called up to receive a Finance award for excellence. He was well respected at HCSC. In these days ahead, I pray Psalm 121 over you and that your space would be filled with the comforting presence of Father God. With deepest sympathy,"
- Liz Davidson
March 15, 2020 12:02 am

Candles Lit
"God Bless your family. Juan was a wonderful person. "
- Susan Marshall
March 10, 2020 4:56 pm

"Juan now sings in a heavenly choir with the angels. What an absolutely beautiful young man with a smile and a laugh every time we greeted. I am heart broken. May God bless his wife, children and entire family and keep them in their grief. Rest well with the Angels Juan--we can only hope to see you again some day!"
- Linda Bouldin
March 11, 2020 9:32 am

"We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathies. "
- Joseph & Amy Townsend
March 11, 2020 9:47 am

"Mi mas sentido pesame a su Esposa e Hijas y al resto de la Familia Alvarez/Uribe. Que dios les de la Fortaleza necesaria para asimilar esta gran perdida. Lo vamos a extranar aqui en BCBS. "
- Veronica Sanchez
March 11, 2020 10:10 am

"It warms my heart to see the kind words of my uncle’s colleagues. This was a part of his life that we did not really get to see or learn a lot about. Thank you. I would also like to say a few words about my uncle in hopes that it may also bring a small amount of comfort. My grandma told me she brought my uncle and his sister Luisa from Mexico when they were just 3 and 2 years old. She was meeting my grandpa here and they wanted to give there kids a good life. My uncle was the most amazing person. He was kind, caring, funny, smart, handsome...every positive adjective you can think of. He and Tia Nancy are also great and hardworking parents. There’s no doubt in my mind that his daughters will grow up and do amazing things and accomplish many goals. All ready they have done so much. My Tio and Tia always supported their daughters through school, baseball/softball, Ballet, Gymnastics, volleyball, art etc. They also have a big beautiful house and never were in need of something like clothes or toys. But, most importantly they had their dads love and support. Similarly, my uncle also shared his love like this with his family. To my cousins he is our “Tío Juan” “Uncle Johnny” “Padrino” “Panino” My sister and I grew up without a dad but we were lucky to have our Tio Juan. I think in our hearts we secretly wished to have a dad like him. For all us cousins, my Tio Juan was at all our birthdays. He went to many of our graduations, sing-a-longs, sports games, art shows, Communions, Confirmations, etc. Even drove 2 hours just to visit me at University. We sat with him on the train if we were ever downtown. He made us big cups of coffee when we visited him at home or sometimes bought us coffee if we were out. My Tio Juan also has a huge music and movie collection. He showed us and let us chose music to put into our iPods and let us watch many of his movies. It was because of my Tio Juan, that at 15 years old I could have The Beatles, Queen, and Hannah Montana on my iPod. I could go on and on. I love my uncle so so much. I will carry this love with me until the end. I will do my best to support my Tia and my cousins because we also love them so so much. I hope our love can radiate and bring some comfort as they face this difficult time. "
- Jenny
March 12, 2020 8:47 am

"Tia, primos, primas, Nancy y familia. Siento mucho la perdida de “Johnny”. Que descanse en la Gloria de Dios. Javier Romero"
- Javier Romero
March 12, 2020 2:43 pm