After walking with grace and dignity through his journey with Stage IV lung cancer the past five years, Pedro Alvalle passed away after having a stroke on May 24, 2023. Pedro was born on November 14, 1942, in Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico.
Predeceased by Pedro Alvalle, Sr. (father), Maria L. Arroyo (mother) and Orlando Alvalle, (grandson). Pedro is survived by his wife, Rae Lynn Alvalle; children, Pedro Jr., Lydia, Rachel, and James Alvalle; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Pedro excelled in his studies, attending the University of Puerto Rico prior to being drafted. He served honorably in the United States Army as a Chemical and Biological Warfare Specialist. Pedro’s work career in Utah began at the Bingham Copper Mine. He then followed his extended career at the Department of Workforce Services, where he retired after a distinguished career of 40 years.
One of the highlights of Pedro’s life was being a soccer coach and an Assistant Scout Leader. He enjoyed camping, golfing, bowling, and was an avid cyclist before he became ill. Pedro could interact with people from different cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and religious affiliations. He was a man of great integrity and honor. His patriotism was second to none. You could always count on seeing an American flag or eagle on his home, vehicles and T-shirts.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 1, 2023, at Russon Mortuary, 295 N. Main Street, Bountiful, Utah. An evening viewing will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at the mortuary. A morning viewing will take place from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary prior to services.
Pedro believed a T-shirt, shorts, socks, and shoes were proper attire for any occasion. Please feel free to follow his lead and dress comfortably while attending either service.
Many thanks to Pedro’s extensive medical team, including Dr. Anna Chalmers and her entire staff; Dr. Nathan Hatton; Dr. Laura Johnson; and many of the doctors and staff at the Huntsman, University of Utah Hospitals, Lakeview Hospital ER, and Atlas Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, Pedro would want you to spend time creating memories with your families and friends.
Funeral services will be streamed live on the Russon Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page and on this obituary page. The live stream will begin 10-15 minutes prior to the services and will be posted below.