BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Juliana Quintana Urrutia De Alvarez, age 79, passed away at King’s County Medical Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y. on July 16th, 2019. Juliana was born on Feb. 7, 1940, in Saboga, Pearl Island, Republic of Panama to Francisco Quintana and Catalina Urrutia. She was a nurse aid for 28 years, working in different hospitals in Panama, City, Panama. She was also known as ‘Mama Uva’, ‘Mama Jula’ and ‘Mama U’.
A loving and caring mother, wife, sister, aunt, godmother, cousin, friend. She traveled throughout her country, and many states in the United States and other countries in Central America and the Caribbean.
Survivors: husband Walter Alvarez, Brooklyn, N.Y., Hilda Cardew and Lloyd Eastman, daughter Mercedes Helms and husband Cody Helms, Francia Alvarez and Rigoberto Jones, son: Walter Alvarez Sandra Alvarez, and her adopted son Jacinto Hernandez and Tamara Orán. Siblings: Cecilia Reece, Isidora Quintana, Francisco Quintana and wife Paula Quintana, Viviana Quintana, Melchora Barsallo, all in Panamá. Grandchildren: Yandra Artola and Godfrey Hewlett, Arnaldo Cardew and Josephine Velez, Francheska Bonaga, Kevin Alvarez, Kary Alvarez, Walter Helms, Nikalem Helms, Fritzgerald Alexis and Carlos Winthrop, and Eliecer Tejada, Ingrid Tejada, Jennifer Hernández, Kimberly Hernández in Panama. Great-grandchildren: Lasell Hewlett, Destiny Rivera, Armando Cardew, Antonio Cardew, Arabella Cardew and Kaylani Nelson; and many nephews and nieces, godchildren and great friends: Lois Wedderburn, Mercedes and Carlos Saldaña .
She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother Juancito Quintana who recently passed on May 31st. Peace to her soul and joy to all for her life.
A memorial service with Cremates will be Saturday, August 3, 2019 10:30 a.m. St Rose Catholic Church with father Donald Bedore celebrating.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 28, 2019