Carlos Manuel Alvarado
Carlos Manuel Alvarado
March 11, 1918 - November 23, 2018

Carlos M. Alvarado
Carlos Manuel Alvarado, 100, of Palatka, passed away Friday, November 23, 2018 at Putnam Community Medical Center following a brief illness. Carlos had been a resident of Palatka for the past 20 years coming from Philadelphia, PA and was a native of Salinas, Puerto Rico. He was a veteran of WW II having served with the US Army in the Rhineland campaign. Carlos was awarded the American Defense Service Medal with Clasp, American Theater Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star, World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and 7 Overseas Service Bars. He was an active member of St. Monica Catholic Church where he sang in the choir and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was computer savvy and enjoyed staying abreast of current technology. He also enjoyed dancing, writing diaries and photography. He loved the Lord and life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eduardo and Aurelia Ginorio Alvarado and five brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Dulce M. Alvarado; a daughter, Debra Preyer of Tampa; three step-daughters, Sandra Wilson of Delaware, Maribel Jones of Tampa and Arleen Spratley of Delaware; a brother, Judge Julio Alvarado Ginorio of Ponce, Puerto Rico; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

The family will have private services at a later date.

Messages of encouragement or sympathy may be expressed in his online guestbook at

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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