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Sharon AlvarezSharon Lee Alvarez (nee Black), resident of Olmsted Falls, passed away January 2, 2019 peacefully, at the age of 67.

Sharon is survived by her husband Fred Alvarez, their children Anthony (Kara), daughters Kelly, Kathleen and Elizabeth (Michael); and her dear friend Colette Armstrong. Also survived by sisters Bonnie (Eldon Ridener) and Carol (Pete Davidson), brothers Jeff Black and Lloyd Black Jr. Along with her most cherished joys, her grandchildren McKinsey, Jarrett, Wyatt, Hannah, Kyle, Mallory, and Murphy. She is preceded in death by her parents Lloyd and Mildred Black (nee Coyle).

Sharon was born on May 13th, 1951 in Hamilton Ohio. She graduated from Hamilton/Taft High School in 1969. She was an outgoing, friendly, full of life student and thrived in music. The relationships she made at Taft High stayed with her for the duration of her life, from fellow students to teachers. Her love for performing, music and theater started in school and stayed with her throughout her life. She received a degree in Early Childhood Education, with a certification in Montessori. She loved to teach children through music and play. She taught in the Cleveland and the Chicago Suburbs, as well as overseas in Europe, where she fell in love with the people and culture. She speaks of Belgium with the biggest heart and the biggest smile. She loved sharing her talents with others especially thru crocheting whether it be a hat, scarf, or blanket.

Sharon had been suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for over 17 years. Sharon loved life, her family, her friends, and anyone that needed a friend. Even though it will be tough for everyone to imagine life without Sharon "Cherry" Alvarez, she fought to the bitter end. She had so much joy in knowing that people loved her, and that people all over the world thought she was special. She was a wonderful wife, mom, sister, friend, and especially Meme.

Family and friends may call from 9-11am on Monday January 7th, followed by an 11am funeral mass at Saint Clarence Church located at 30106 Lorain Rd in North Olmsted Ohio. After mass, the family will be having a reception at the church to honor Sharon. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO BOX 1000, Dep. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.

The Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St, Elyria, Ohio is in charge of arrangements.

» 13 Condolences and Greetings
sent Monday, 07 January 2019 08:53
I never had the pleasure of meeting sharon but her daughter was my boss. My kids still sleep with a baby blanket she first born. It's beautiful just like all her other crotchet work I have seen. Wishing all who loved and knew her peace and comfort in this time of grief and sadness.
Kim and Pete Davidson
sent Monday, 07 January 2019 05:54
We miss you Cherry. Rest in peace.
Rafael & Patti Dominguez
sent Sunday, 06 January 2019 16:07
Fred and the entire Alvarez/Black family please accept our deepest sympathies. Although we didn\\\'t get to spend a lot of time together, the few times we had were special. I know my Dad and Mom thought she was a very special, loving person. May you keep her memories close to your heart and remember her vibrant, energetic life. You are in the Dominguez family thoughts and hearts.
Bonnie and Eldon Ridener
sent Friday, 04 January 2019 18:20
God Bless you Cherry. You were a talented, loving sister and friend and Mother. We will always love you and miss you. You are now with the angels, and one day we will join you. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Bonnie and Eldon
Becky, Bill and the girls
sent Friday, 04 January 2019 16:57
Fred and kids Becky and I are greatly saddened by Sharon’s passing. She was a cherished friend and neighbor. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. She will be missed.
Susan Coulombe
sent Friday, 04 January 2019 16:34
My deepest sympathy to your family. I still remember our times in Belgium and everything she taught Shelley. We think of your family often, Susan & Bill Coulombe
Bob Ulreich
sent Friday, 04 January 2019 08:03
Cherry and I grew up in Hamilton, Ohio. We had so many good times just doing kid things. She was a wonderful and caring person. RIP my dear friend
Chris Varner ( Bocija)
sent Friday, 04 January 2019 04:33
So Sorry to have woke to this news this am! I can remember Several memories of Sharon Growing up and of My Grandparents Manuel & Velma Bocija and Mother, Delana Bocija and Aunt, Carmen & Uncles, Manuel & Mike Spoke of Fred & Sharon Often May She Rest In Peace and And Our deepest Condolences to the Entire Family!
Bonnie Roberts
sent Friday, 04 January 2019 02:53
Anthony, Kara, Hannah,and Mallory So sorry to hear about your mom! I know she is was an wonderful mother and grandmother. Keeping you all in my thoughts! Love • Aunt Bonnie
Aunt Di
sent Thursday, 03 January 2019 18:33
Anthony, Kara, Hannah, and Mallory. So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom and Grandma. Know that we are thinking of you and sending love and strength. XO Aunt Di and Dick
Angela Aichele
sent Thursday, 03 January 2019 18:12
My deepest sympathy to the Alvarez family. I enjoyed my time with Sharon and grew to quickly love her. I am so sad to hear of her passing. Peace and comfort to you all.
Pete Davidson
sent Thursday, 03 January 2019 18:07
Grieving with relief that Cherry fought the good fight. She was tired and wanted to stop fighting and I am so glad we were there for her last few hours. We miss you Cherry, Pete & Carol.
Missy & Jon Parsons
sent Thursday, 03 January 2019 17:46
So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing Anthony! She raised an awesome son! Much love to you, Kara, Hannah, Mallory, and your whole family. XO - Missy, Jon, Jack, and Owen
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