Elijah Alvarez

Elijah Alvarez

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2004 - Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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Elijah Chester Alvarez, 15, of South River New Jersey was sent to the Lord on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

Elijah was born in Baltimore, Maryland on Thursday, March 2, 2004. He is survived by his parents Adreena and David, paternal parent Emilio; maternal grandparents Lynn and Tom “Popsicles”, paternal grandparents Steve and Rita. Siblings one brother and two sisters. Aunts Dee, Liz, Viktoria, Claudia, Sharon, Winnie, and Zona. Uncles Tommy, Mike, Tang, and Kevin and a host of cousins. His beloved dogs Pixie and Biscuit, and cats Sammy and Wally.

Elijah attended South River High school, South River middle and elementary school. He was a caring, well mannered, and incredibly smart young man. Elijah loved his family, friends, music, anime, video games and taught himself to play guitar. He had even learned to play “Seven Nation Army” by the White Stripes. He was the eldest of 4. He took his role as the older brother to heart; he was caring and protective of his siblings and pets.

Elijah was passionate about life. He was looking forward to a summer music internship and to joining the track team. He was involved with D.A.R.E., the Jr. Police Academy, and volunteering at Elijah’s Promise. He had many plans and wanted to travel to California, Utah, England, and Tokyo. His younger brother said, "This was the best year ever and we had so much fun." Their plans included a Caribbean cruise with the family for his 16th birthday.

Elijah affectionately known as YAYA will be missed greatly. Elijah "Yaya" you are loved forever and ever.

In order to provide closure for friends and family: Elijah and his brother were sadly the innocent victims of a home invasion and robbery. Elijah is a hero for his courageous actions ensuring his brother’s safety. Sadly, Elijah did not survive the ordeal and passed away just 3 months shy of his 16th birthday.

Funeral services will be Friday 9am from the Maliszewski Funeral Home 218 Whitehead Ave. South River, with a 10am funeral mass at Corpus Christi RC Church in South River. A private cremation will follow.
Calling hours at the funeral home will be Thursday from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm.
Letters of condolence, directions and completed arrangements may be found by visiting
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Maliszewski Funeral Home
    218 Whitehead Avenue
    SOUTH RIVER, NJ 08882
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  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, December 20th, 2019 | 9:00am
    Friday, December 20th, 2019 9:00am
    M.A.Maliszewski Funeral Home
    218 Whitehead Avenue
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  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, December 20th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, December 20th, 2019 10:00am
    Corpus Christ R. C. Church
    James & Kamm Avenue
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  • Interment

    Liberty Grove Crematory
    549 Morristown Road
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Private Condolence

Joanne & Zackery Gudzak

Posted at 09:13am
Adreena, no words can express how heartbroken we are for you and your family. Elijah was an amazing boy and will always be remembered by that fun loving attitude and beautiful smile. All of our Love! XOXO

Dee Aulderman

Posted at 11:04am
I’m so sorry for your loss. Elijah sounds like he was a tremendous blessing to your family. My prayers are with you during this difficult time. (Dee Aulderman, Adreena's Co-Worker).

Newark Police Dept - 7th Precinct

Posted at 09:28am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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William Pou-Collazo

Posted at 09:01pm
He was a good friend of mine. It's very sad to see him go. I will never forget his smile and his laugh. I am sorry for your loss.

Lori Reynolds

Posted at 09:42am
I am so very very sorry for your loss! Your family is in my prayers. May your beautiful angel rest in peace 💞

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