Obituaries: Michael Anthony "Tony" Alvarez

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday May 17, 2023
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Michael Anthony "Tony" Alvarez
Michael Anthony "Tony" Alvarez

April 2,1966 — November 24, 2022

Michael Anthony "Tony" Alvarez was born on April 2, 1966, in San Jose, California, and passed in his home of 25 years in San Francisco on November 24, 2022. After his high school years, he lived in Southern California and Arizona before moving to San Francisco in 1998.

Tony worked for years at the now-closed, legendary Tenderloin bar The Gangway, where he was loved and appreciated by its many patrons. He also tended bar at the popular Cinch Saloon on Polk Street.

Tony loved reading and music, specifically rock, with favorite performers Blondie, Pat Benatar, Debbie Harry and Suzi Quatro, and The Runaways. He also enjoyed opera and classical music, fundraising, baking, and pets. His wry sense of humor and generous heart will be missed.

He is survived by siblings Bill and Terri, and will be missed dearly by close friends Chris Rogers, Marco Middlesex, Darryl Pelletier, and many friends in the Bay Area.

A community celebration of life will take place Saturday, May 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Midnight Sun, 4067 18th Street, San Francisco. For more information, email [email protected]

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