The Philippine Lasallian Family mourns the passing of Santiago "Sonny" Alvarez Jr. (De La Salle College High School 1964) yesterday, 2 August, sometime between 5:30-5:45pm. Papa Archer, as he was affectionately called, was the Sports Director at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.
His remains lie in state at the National Shrine of the Divine Child, La Salle Green Hills.
Below are the scheduled Masses (as of 3 August, 3:42pm):
3 August, Saturday
8:00pm - Sports Council (Sponsor)
4 August, Sunday
10:00am - De La Salle Brothers (Sponsor)
4:00pm - Alvarez Family (Sponsor)
8:00pm - Servants of the Good Shepherd Community (Sponsor)
5 August, Monday
3:00pm - De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (Sponsor)
8:00pm - De La Salle Alumni Association (Sponsor)
6 August, Tuesday
10:00am - Mass of Resurrection
Internment: Manila Memorial, Sucat, Parañaque
Lasallians have taken to social media to pay their respects. Below are some tweets in honor of their Papa Archer.
My prayers to the great and generous man who stood by his principles and values. Rest in peace, Tito Sonny. You will surely be missed.
— Br. Alex Diaz FSC (@bralexfsc) August 2, 2013
Sonny Alvarez or Papa Archer as he was better known, passed away. Condolences to his fsmily. A true Lasallian
— Tony Lebron Atayde (@the_green_mind) August 2, 2013
Thank you for everything, Sir Sonny Alvarez! You will be missed. May you rest in peace! #PapaArcher
— Jen Mayol (Kobeng)™ (@JenmaYOLO) August 2, 2013
Rest in peace Sir Sonny Alvarez. Thank you for the never ending support you've given to the DLS-CSB varsity.
— Martin Chaves (@MartinChaves_) August 2, 2013
You really never know when the time comes. You have been a father figure to us, sir. you will be missed Sir Sonny Alvarez. #RIPSirSonny
— Al Amin (@altaniameen) August 2, 2013
Rest in peace Sir Sonny Alvarez. Thank you for guiding us during our years in CSB. Thanks for the memories. :(
— Joseph Gabriel (@Joesephgabriel) August 2, 2013
May you rest in peace Mr. Sonny Alvarez, you've left a legacy in the sports dept. and in the community. We will never forget you, animo!!
— Vincent Rabasto (@vincentrabasto) August 2, 2013
A great legend has passed. He will be missed. Thank you Tito Sonny "Papa Archer" Alvarez
— Kerbi Almonte (@kerbialmonte) August 2, 2013
Update 1: Added schedule of Masses and corrected interment details.
Update 2: Updated Mass Scheduled as of 3 August, 3:42pm