Confirmed:Ruben Alvardo, Veteran US Air Force (05-20) 13 JAN 20

January 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 2:15 pm
Castillo Mission Funeral Home
520 N General McMullen Dr
San Antonio, TX 78228
The family of Mr. Ruben Alvarado, a US Air Force Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the services, LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.

Ruben H “Biff” Alvarado entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at the age of 73. He was born on July 3, 1946 in San Antonio, Texas. Biff was a graduate of Edgewood High School, he served four years in the United States Air Force before retiring from the City of San Antonio Police Department as a Transportation Inspector after 30 yrs. of dedicated service.

Biff was a devoted husband to our mom, Virgie, and he never left her side through her illnesses. He always made sure mom was taken care of, even putting aside his own health. Dad was a proud and stern man; we are forever grateful for the values he raised us on. We can only hope to make him proud as we teach our own children the same faith, values and devotion. Dad will be greatly missed, but we rejoice knowing he was welcomed by Papi, Mami, Charlie and Uncle Willie. We gained a strong guardian angel on our side and we are eternally blessed. We won’t say goodbye, but until we meet again. We will forever love you and will always keep you in our hearts. Thank you, Biff.

He is preceded in death by his Parents Cruz F. Alvarado and Elisa Hernandez Alvarado and sisters Yolanda and Estella Alvarado. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 52 years Virginia R. Alvarado; children Ruben R. Alvarado (Amanda), Veronica A. Alvarado (Matthew Hernandez), and Victoria Marie Alvarado Chapa (Xavier); grandchildren Ruben Ryan Alvarado, Aaron Price Alvarado, Maricruz Chapa, and Marisol Chapa; siblings Mario Alvarado and Hector Alvarado, along with numerous extended family and friends.

WEATHER: Hi 72 / Lo 57, 15% Chance of Rain, 73% Humidity

REQUESTOR:  Veronica Alvarado, Daughter

STAGING:  10:00 am, Monday, January 13, 2020
Castillo Mission Funeral Home
520 N General McMullen Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78228

BRIEFING:  10:15 am

HONOR LINE:  10:50 am

KSU:   11:00 am (Semper Gumby)

SERVICE:  11:30 am
Holy Rosary Catholic Church
159 Camino Santa Maria Street
San Antonio, Texas 78228

KSU:  12:30 pm (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   1:15 pm – Shelter #2
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209

RC:   Pete “Sea Dog” Johnson

FC:   Alice “Cake Lady” Wagener


1. Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated and unless under special circumstances not allowed in processions. You do not have to have a motorcycle to participate in honoring our veterans.

2. Safety First: Please remember to properly hydrate (including the night before) before any outdoor activity and to dress appropriately. Do not hesitate to take a break at any time if you feel you need to get in the shade or get indoors and always ask for help at any time. Also please do not forget your sun screen.

3. Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE!

4. Cemeteries are hallowed ground. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Show our respect to ALL who are in attendance.

5. If riding/driving a motorcycle on Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, which is located within a Military Installation, you will need to wear closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirt, gloves, DOT approved helmet, eye protection, long pants, and boots/shoes that cover the ankle.

 ***Safety Notice***
Before volunteering and/or attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders missions we encourage you to review all safety information below.  Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards.  Anyone attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk. Neither the Patriot Guard Riders Organization nor its representatives are liable for any damages incurred on any PGR mission or event.
Funeral Processions/Escorts
EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession.

At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way.  Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.

If you choose to fly a flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic.

Warm Regards,
Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Honor, Dignity, Respect
Cell: (562) 413-2223