Family Tribute:Alva Jeffries Sanchez was a Data Analyst in the Technology & Information Services Department of Marsh & McLennan for 13 years and is the mother of a son, Ryan. She is also survived by her mother Lois, father Kenneth, and two sisters, Natalie and Andrea.
Alva was very outgoing and had many friends. She had a great sense of fashion and loved traveling, exercising, cooking and writing poetry.
Alva was an avid shopper and wore some of the most stunning outfits. Her favorite travels were to tropical destinations near the ocean, and whenever she could, she would spend weekends with friends on eastern Long Island.
She also loved experimenting with different recipes and collected many recipes of dishes and deserts, which she would try. One of her most favorite dishes that she loved to prepare was the seafood dish, Paella.
On early Sunday mornings, she could be found jogging on the boardwalk in Long Beach, Long Island, which was one of her favorite places.
Alva’s dream was to be an entrepreneur doing something she loved, and to retire to a beautiful home with an ocean view.