Pablo Luis Alvarado III, 62, passed away on December 22, 2018 in Dallas.
He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Cindy Alvarado of Dallas; his niece, Miki Alvarado of Waco; and countless friends and colleagues all over the world.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Pablo and Elvia Alvarado of Marfa.
Pablo was born on January 12, 1956 in Marfa to Pablo Alvarado Jr. and Elvia Duran Alvarado. He was a graduate of Marfa High School and Sul Ross State University.
After graduating from Sul Ross, he enrolled in the Texas Tech School of Law and graduated with his Juris Doctorate in 1982. After spending a few years in El Paso, Pablo moved to Dallas where he lived since 1986.
In Dallas, he opened the Law Office of Pablo Alvarado. Pablo’s career was marked with numerous honors and leadership positions, including being elected as President of the Mexican American Bar Association of Dallas.
He was also appointed by the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the position of Abogado Consultor for the Mexican Consulate of Dallas in 1999. For over 25 years, Pablo was proud to do pro bono work on behalf of Mexican nationals in need.
In addition to his work with the Mexican Consulate, Pablo previously served on several boards over the course of his career, including the Dallas Bar Association; the Child Care Group of Dallas; North Texas Legal Services; Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico; Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce; Dallas Democratic Forum; the Dallas Symphony; the Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; the Dallas Family Hospital; and the Marfa Studio of Arts.
Even more impressive than his career were Pablo’s personal interests. He was a patron of the arts and prolific modern art collector. When he was younger, he was a long-distance runner and triathlon competitor.
He loved good music, good times, and the Dallas Cowboys. He was a rebel Renaissance man whose interests, travels, and accomplishments exceeded what anyone could have dreamed up for a kid from a small West Texas town.
More than all of that though, Pablo was a beloved son, brother, uncle, godfather, and friend who will be greatly missed.
Visitation and funeral services were Saturday, December 29, 2019 at the International Funeral Home, 1951 S. Story Rd, Irving, Texas.
In memory of Pablo, the family is requesting donations be made to the “Elvia Duran Alvarado Scholarship” at Sul Ross State University, the Department of Development and Alumni Affairs, PO Box C-114, Alpine, TX 79832. Pablo established this scholarship in honor of his late mother, a lifelong educator.