Richard was the sixth and last child of Angel and Erma Alvarez (both deceased). Brothers are Ralph, Charlie, Buddy, Ernie & sister Anna Marie. Richard graduated from Hemet High School, was a veteran of the Vietnam war, and retired from EMWD after 30 years. He was an active member of the American Legion. Richard is survived by his wife Gloria of 52 years marriage. Two daughters Angela (Harris) Steinberg, grandchildren Avery & Brad. Tracy (Charles) Adair, grandchildren Troy, Joel & Grace.