Matthew Albert Alvarado (Matt) passed away suddenly on December 2, 2018 while doing an activity he loved and tried to do weekly, golfing.
Liturgy of Christian burial will be Thursday, December 13th, 11:00am at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Boise with Fr. Bruno Segatta presiding. Internment will be at a later date that has yet to be determined. There will be a light luncheon provided by the Mary’s and Martha’s church group from Our Lady of the Rosary at the Parish Hall next to the church.
Matt was born March 2, 1964 in Exeter, New Hampshire. When he was 5, the family moved across the country to Ontario, Oregon to pursue new opportunities. Here he attended school where he graduated from Ontario High School in 1982. As Matt grew up it was obvious he was an all around great athlete, however, his passion was baseball.
After graduation he pursued baseball by accepting a scholarship to Treasure Valley Community College. After finishing his two years at TVCC he transferred to Lewis and Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho.
In 1987, he made the decision to join the Army National Guard. He did his basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Here he earned achievements such as an expert marksman and course instructor/equipment operator. While serving he had duties assigned to him in North Carolina, Honduras and Panama. He was then honorably discharged in August 1995.
After his time with the Army National Guard he started playing competitive softball. He was approached by many different teams for his superior athletic abilities providing him opportunities to participate in tournaments nationwide.
Matt met his future wife Cyndi Cody in 1983. They later married on February 17, 1989 in Ontario at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church during a six foot snow storm. In 1992 they were blessed with their first daughter, Carly. Then in 1995 the family grew by one more with the birth of their second daughter, Kaycee. While the girls were younger Matt enjoyed many family activities including trips to the family cabin in McCall, Idaho and the Oregon Coast. The family also enjoyed camping, fishing, and just spending time together.
As the girls grew older, Matt was able to pass on his knowledge of baseball by coaching the girls teams in softball. One of the highlights of his coaching days was taking Carly’s 14u team to Virginia for a National Championship Tournament. During his time with East Boise baseball/softball programs he held the titles of president and regional softball commissioner. Matt’s association with East Boise and playing slow pitch softball brought him many friendships and fun opportunities.
Matt’s professional career included time at the Boise Air Service, U.S. Ecology, and the Department of Environmental Quality for the State of Idaho.
Matt was a loyal BSU football fan, attending several games with daughter Kaycee, a lifelong fan of the World Champion Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots!
Matt is preceded in death by his mother Judith Alvarado and father Manuel Alvarado Sr. He is survived by his wife of 29 years Cyndi Alvarado, daughters Carly (Jeff) McConnell, Kaycee Alvarado, and granddaughter Olivia McConnell; brothers Manuel (Laurie) Alvarado, Mike Alvarado, Mark (Mandy) Alvarado; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
A special thanks to the MICU doctors and nurses on the third floor of St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise for their care and kindness in his last days. Also the gracious treatment the family received from the folks at the Community Tissue Services Organ donor Association
In lieu of flowers donations in Matt’s name can be made to the Martha’s and Mary’s of Our Lady of the Rosary.
“Matt” “Alvy” “Uncle Matt” “Dad” “Little Brother “
We will miss your incredible smile, distinctive laugh, quick wit and the overwhelming ability to have people want to be around you! The Lord Blessed us all with your presence and the impact you have had on so many lives will never be diminished.
“It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have limited time on earth-and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up-that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.” -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross