DAVENPORT — Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Alvino H. Peña Sr., 82, of Davenport will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, downtown Davenport. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery. A time to celebrate his life will be at 3-8 p.m. Tuesday visitation at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, downtown Davenport, with a moment of remembrance by two speakers starting at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made either to his family or the Davenport Boxing Club. Alvino passed away peacefully March 20, 2014, surrounded by his strong and loving family in their family home.
Alvino was born May 14, 1931, in Silvis, a son of Eladio and Leonor Peña. He was married to Jane Peña on Jan. 29, 1949.
Alvino retired from International Harvester Farmall Works after 38 years of employment and retired from the Army National Guard after 30 years of proud, honorable service. He was a community leader, mentoring thousands of Quad-City youth and their families for over 44 years of dedication to our community. Alvino Peña founded the Davenport Boxing Club in 1968, and was inducted into the National Golden Gloves Coaches Hall of Fame. This vision of helping area youth still thrives today through the Peña family. Alvino was given the Keys to the City of Davenport on two separate occasions and inducted into the Quad-City Sports Hall of Fame. He was one of the original members of the League of United Latin American Citizens Council 10, and was presented with the prestigious LULAC Presidential Commendation Medal.
Alvino was a member of St. Anthony's Church in Davenport. He enjoyed watching baseball and going out to the local softball field to watch his women's softball team play ball, especially with his beloved dog, Roscoe. Alvino was an amazing dancer and lover of music. He had a heart of gold and would do anything for a person in need.
Alvino is survived by his wife; brothers, Guadalupe Peña and Francisco Peña; sister, Jessica Peña; children, Frances Peña, Alvino Peña Jr., Lyle Peña, Linda DeVore, Debbie Kimmons, Mike Peña and Patrick Peña, of the Quad-Cities; Anna Peña and Blaza Peña, of Des Moines. He also is survived by 25 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, and many great-great-grandchildren.
Alvino was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joe Peña, Genaro Peña, Lyle Peña; sister, Linda Garcia; and son, Jesse Peña. Online condolences and remembrances may be shared with the family by visiting Alvino’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.