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Alvaro Augusto Contreras

March 29, 1945 ~ April 05, 2020

Alvaro Augusto Contreras Betancur, 75 of Vero Beach Fl, passed away April 5, 2020 at his home.


He was born March 29, 1945 in Cúcuta, Colombia but he lived in Medellin, Colombia for most of his life. He was a resident of Vero Beach for 5 years, after living in Fairfield, Ct for 15 years.


He worked for 30 years for Fabricato as a industrial engineer where he retired, and where he held the “friendliest coworker” award multiple years in a row.


He was son the of Dr. Marco Tulio Contreras and Amelia Betancur, and he was predeceased by his brothers Hernan, Carlos, and Gabriel Contreras. He is remembered by all his sisters and brothers, Amelia, Maria Elena, Marybel, Rafael, Jorge, Tulio, Guillermo, and Hermes.


In his early twenties, he was married to Maria Eugenia Vazquez who has stayed a long life friend and with whom he had his first 2 sons, Alejandro Contreras and still born baby Jesus.


After some years he met the love of his life, Gilma Canas, whom he shared 46 years of love, dancing, and growing. They had 3 children, Paola, Alvaro Jr, and Carolina.


His greatest pride and happiness were all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was known as “Abuelo, Papito, Ito, and Lelo” by his grandchildren Stephanie, Tatiana, Amelia, Vanessa, Alejandro, Juan Pablo, Ariel, Miranda, Esperanza, and great grandchildren Sofia and Samara.


His legacy of love, happiness, and joy of life will be carried on by all of those whose life he  touched through his humor, love for music and favorite soccer team Deportivo Independiente Medellín, as he used to say “Viva el Dim el Poderoso!”


Online condolences may be shared at


Oscar Martinez

April 9, 2020, 8:12 pm

My sincere condolences to my Friends Paola-Alvarito- Doña Gilma and Family Don Alvaro was a unbelievable great individual,I don’t have any words to describe his kindness, Great personality and love that he always give to all who surrounded him at all the times,I will always remember you my Great friend. Oscar Martinez

April 9, 2020, 9:38 pm

Nuestras más sinceras condolencias a toda la familia . Que Dios tenga en su reino a Don Alvaro y le de paz y resignación a cada uno de sus Seres amados. Les enviamos Un abrazo caluroso lleno de cariño en estos momentos tan difíciles . Familia Londoño Gonzalez

Vicky Gallego

April 9, 2020, 9:48 pm

Los acompaño de todo corazon en estos momentos tan dificiles,parece INCREIBLE que ya no estes aqui..: Alvarin …nos vas hacer mucha falta , siempre nos animabas y nos hacias reir , por todo….que gran persona… Gilma que DIOS te de mucha fortaleza…Paola , Pablo, Carolina, Alvarito, Rosalba y toda su familia les doy mi saludo y y que tengan mucha fortaleza para pasar estos momentos..QUE DIOS LO TENGA EN SU ETERNA GLORIA…TE VAMOS A EXTRAÑAR ….

Natalia Contreras Serna

April 9, 2020, 11:33 pm

El tío que dejó huella en todos sus sobrinos, el más cariñoso y amoroso.
Siempre te llevaré en mi corazón recordando tantas veces que nos molestamos con nuestros equipos (Medellín- Nacional) .Pero siempre con una sonrisa….. con cariño, con el fin de tener un rato agradable, con respeto.
Descansa ahora, al lado de mi padre que no se llevan siquiera 8 meses, y que al fin del camino nos encontraremos de nuevo.
Con todo mi amor. NATALIA CONTRERAS.

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