OBITUARY

ALBERTO LEYVA

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Alberto "Beto" Leyva went to be with the Lord and his lovely bride Maria Leyva on November 22, 2021. Alberto is survived by his children, Albert Leyva Jr., Richard Leyva (Paula), Sonny Leyva, Edward Leyva (Vicky), David Leyva, Dennis Leyva, and Florinda Leyva. Alberto is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, and his sister Marguerita Luna (Texas) . Alberto was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years Maria Leyva, son Alfred Leyva, and brother Jesse Leyva (Oregon).

 

Alberto was born on September 2, 1928 in Dilly, TX. He moved to Lorain in 1953 and was a lifelong resident ever since. His passions and joys were his family, friends, community, and church brothers and sisters. He was a member of House of Praise church in Lorain and enjoyed praying and sharing the good news of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Alberto was an avid baseball and Cleveland Indians fan. He coached many local hot stove teams throughout the years and enjoyed watching the Indians daily. Most important to Alberto was his family. He loved his children and his wife more than anything in the world and did everything in his power to provide for them. He also loved being grandpa Beto and sharing his stories and wisdom with all of his grandkids.

 

Many in the community will remember Alberto aka Mr. Leyva for his love of the flea market. Alberto had a stand at the Green Acres Flea Market for over 30 years and countless garage sales during that same time frame. From his days at 1654 E. 32nd St to 116 W. 30th St. Alberto never met a sale or a conversation that he did not like.

 

Alberto "Beto" Leyva will be missed by many but his memory and legacy will be carried on by all the lives he touched, forever.

 

Family will receive friends on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 10:30 a.m., at the Andras Crematory & Funeral Home, 3900 Broadway Avenue, Lorain.  Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Lorain.