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Ramon Alviano

Ramon Vincent Alviano

Saturday, September 1st, 1934 - Thursday, October 29th, 2020
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Alviano, Ramon Vincent:

With heavy hearts, the Alviano family announces the death of Ramon "Ray" at Grand River Hospital on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at the age of 86.

Beloved husband of 59 years to Lucille (nee Malleck). Loving father of Richard, Joseph (Liubov), Geoffrey (Kim) and Michael (Maike). Cherished grandpa to Tyler, Joey Jr., Anna (Nick) Vezza, Solomon (Lydia), Maria, Bella, Isaiah, Myles and great grandpa to William Vezza. Brother of Anthony and Stella (Barry) Johnson and uncle to Amy and Simon. He will be fondly remembered by the entire Malleck family and his many relatives and friends.
Predeceased by his parents, Michael and Carmela Alviano and his brothers, Nicholas and Arcangelo.

Ray Alviano got his start in the newspaper business in 1956 at the Guelph Mercury, working as a general reporter/photographer. In 1959, he was hired by the Kitchener-Waterloo Record sports department and started a 33 year career that included serving from 1968 to 1978 as sports editor. He was a member of the Ontario Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, serving two terms as president in the early 1970s.

Ray also managed the K-W Civitan junior women’s softball team in the 1980s, and in 1983 the team won the provincial and national championships. The Civitan team also won provincial and national honours in 1987, 1989 and 1990.

In 1994, he was founding president of Kitchener Fastball Promotions, whose mandate was to bring provincial, national and international softball (fastball) events to the local community, the result of which was Kitchener hosting the 2002, 2006 and 2007 International Softball Congress World Tournaments. Ray’s volunteerism has also been with Kitchener Minor hockey, Minor Girls Softball and Minor Baseball.

Ray was a member of the local organizing committees for five Canadian junior baseball championships (1995-2000); volunteered for the 1997 World Women’s Hockey Championship and the 2002 Four Nations Cup, and served as media vice-chair for the 2008 MasterCard Memorial Cup.

The Alviano family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467 on Sunday, November 1, 2020 from 4-7pm.The Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, November 02, 2020 at 11:00 AM. Those unable to attend may view the service at https://www.henrywalser.com/live-streaming. Please RSVP to attend visiting and/or services and masks are mandatory inside the funeral home. A private interment will be held in Woodland cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Kitchener Minor Girls Softball Association would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 1st, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sunday, November 1st, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Henry Walser Funeral Home Ltd.
    507 Frederick St.
    Kitchener, ON N2B 2A5
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    *Please note that face coverings are required. Non-medical masks, bandanas, paper disposable masks or scarves and cloth can be used. Please keep 2 metres (6 ft) apart.*
  • Service

    Monday, November 2nd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, November 2nd, 2020 11:00am
    Henry Walser Funeral Home Ltd.
    507 Frederick St.
    Kitchener, ON N2B 2A5
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    *Please note that face coverings are required. Non-medical masks, bandanas, paper disposable masks or scarves and cloth can be used. Please keep 2 metres (6 ft) apart.*


Donations are being accepted for: Kitchener Minor Girls Softball Association.


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Bruce Bierman

Posted at 10:29am
Lucille, Bruce and I would like to extend our sympathies to you and your family. We have numerous fond memories of speaking to Ray at many local fastball tournaments plus the ISC tournaments in the States. I will always cherish the day he told me at a ball tournament in Monkton that he thought my Kitchener Ranger hoodie was the best sweatshirt at the tournament. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Take care!! Bruce Bierman and Cheryl Henhawk

Jo-Ann & Ted Lyon

Posted at 02:26pm
Dear Lucille, Rick , Joe , Geoff, Mike , & families;
We were soo very sorry to hear to hear of Rays death ...he was a wonderful hubby, dad, grampa,friend & such a help & mentor to soo many!
Our family & yours had soo many good times together ..thru sports , dinners, fun in your pool & more ! We have soo many good memories! Ray & Lucille were & are such good dear friends! Ray left a wonderful legacy !
We would like to give you all our condolences ! May you find peace & love as time goes along .He is very missed!
We watched his Life celebration by live stream ! It was a beautiful service & tribute !
May God Bless you all !
Jo-Ann & Ted Lyon xxoo

Sending love & hugs & prayers !


John and Dorothy Malleck

Posted at 11:47am
Lucille, Our thoughts are with you and your family. One of John's favourite Uncle Ray stories is about him taking John to Maple Leaf Gardens when he was 11 years old and let him run loose all night while he covered the hockey game! Sincere condolences. John and Dorothy

Kate McDougall

Posted at 11:16am
Dear Lucille & Family
I was so sorry to hear of Ray's passing. May God be with you all.

Marie Iacocca

Posted at 02:08pm
We are so very sorry for the loss of your beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother Ray. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Marie and Ted Iacocca

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