Francis C. Alvin

Obituary for Francis C. Alvin

January 4, 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Francis C. Alvin, 81 Passed away on January 4, 2021. Beloved husband of the late Anna Marie Hunt. Loving father of Wendy Houghton (Wayne) and Charles Alvin. Dear brother of Joseph, James (Frances), Jacquelyn (Bob), Jay, Linda (Matt), Nancy (Larry) and the late John.
Frank was the only child of the late Francis Alvin and the late Rose Marie O'Brien. His mother and father both remarried and Frank was happy to have many siblings added to his family. He grew up in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia surrounded by family and siblings that meant the world to him. He picked up several nicknames, Frank, Butch, and Strings, each depending on which group of family or friends you were part of in his life. He made lifetime friends in the neighborhood that he was proud to call home. He briefly left Philadelphia to live in Bradenton, Florida and Atlantic City, New Jersey but Philadelphia was always home.
He was a lifelong EAGLES fan and was excited to finally witness a Superbowl win in 2018. He enjoyed spending Sundays watching the game with his son Charles. He also enjoyed a good game of poker and could play for hours. He will be missed by his many family and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to Francis' Life Celebration Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 10:00AM to 11:00AM at John F. Givnish of Academy Road, 10975 Academy Rd. Followed by his Memorial Service at 11:00AM. Interment will take place at Washington Crossing National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations in Francis' memory may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

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