Michael T. Alves, 58, of Shavertown, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side after a brief battle with cancer on October 16, 2023. Michael was born on March 4, 1965 in New Jersey. He graduated from Woodbridge High School, NJ and attended Misericordia University. Mike spent his entire career in automobile sales and management; most recently employed as the General Manager for Jo-Dan Buick, GMC Moosic, PA.
In addition to his mother Jane Alves, Mike is survived by his wife of almost 28 years Lisa Lombardo Alves and son Michael Alves, Pittston, PA and daughters Ashlie Alves, Shavertown, PA and Lauren Alves, Marina del Rey, CA; brother Anthony Alves and his wife Christine, NJ; brother-in-law Michael Lombardo and his wife Susan, Pittston, PA; brother-in-law Joseph Lombardo, Pittston, PA; brother-in-law James Lombardo and wife Kim, Jenkins Twp., PA; brother-in-law Francis Lombardo, Wilkes-Barre, PA; sister-in-law Michelle Albolino and her husband Marc, Jenkins Twp., PA; brother-in-law Robert Lombardo and his wife Jennifer, Pittston, PA and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and a stadium (Giant’s) worth of friends.
During his career in automobile sales and management, which started in his early 20’s; Mike served as a mentor to many young sales people modeling client relationships and challenging those around him to be better. Mike will be remembered for his honesty, kind nature and great sense of humor (which may have been a coping mechanism as the result of being a life-long New York Giants fan). He loved cars, boats and sports; particularly the Giants and the Yankees. More than anything, Mike loved his family and friends and enjoyed having “everyone” around, Mike’s super hero quality was his willingness to help anyone. His gentle kind spirit will be missed by everyone who had the honor of knowing him.
His wife Lisa and his family would like to thank all of his family, friends and co-workers that made these final months special by visiting, sharing stories and laughing about the antics of Mike Alves. A very special thank you is extended to Mike’s employer, the Limongelli Family for their unwavering love, support and commitment to Mike and his family. They truly went above and beyond and demonstrated the values of a family owned and run business. A special thanks to Hospice of the Scared Heart for Mike’s care in his final days. Memorial donations in Mike’s honor may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, Pittston, PA. A funeral mass will be held at 11 am on Friday October 20, 2023 at St. John the Evangelist Church 35 William Street Pittston, PA. The viewing will be held from 4pm to 7pm Thursday October 19, 2023 at St. John the Evangelist Church.