Dr. Rafael Alverio-Lopez Jr.
Rafael Alverio-Lopez, 86, of Katy, Texas, passed away on January 11, 2019. Rafael was born in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, to Rafael Alverio Sr. and Cristina Lopez on March 5, 1933.
Dr. Rafael Alverio served in the US Air Force and was an author and instructor in the field of administration/ management, and aeronautics. At Interamerican University he was Professor of aeronautics and Co-Director of the Airway Science Program.
Professor Alverio holds a Ph.D. in Administration and Management with professional specializations in Organizational Development and Aeronautical Studies in higher education. He had 12 years of teaching experience and served in the F.A.A. 23 years as an air traffic controller. He was also a licensed aircraft pilot with 1200 hours as pilot in command.
He was the founder of the Airway Science program at Interamerican University. He also wrote grant proposals and was Project Director for government grants received.
A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at the Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77038.