John L. Rivas

March 6, 1964July 8, 2018

John Rivas, 54 of Gilbert, Arizona passed away peacefully July 8, 2018. To those who knew him, loved him for his unique approach to life and his uncanny ability to make you laugh - regardless of the situation. His giving heart and contagious personality brought copious amounts of joy to each and everyone of us. Thank you to his many friends, some of decades, who continued to enrich his life and add to the wonderful character who was, John Rivas.


  • Steve Perez
  • Joseph Herbert
  • Michael Tells
  • Joe Kocisko
  • Jack Stein
  • Anthony Dynar


  • Funeral Mass Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, July 13, 2018

John L. Rivas

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Lauren Mascaro

August 6, 2018

July 10, 2018

In loving memory of a wonderful Uncle. I will never forget all of our memories we've had you have always had a very special place in my heart Uncle John. I am going to miss you deeply and I love you so much. I will see you again my loving uncle ❤❤❤
Lauren Mascaro, Chandler, AZ

Charlotte Smith

August 6, 2018

John you will be truly missed. You are no longer here with us in flesh, but your spirit is always with all of us. You had a full life & a beautiful soul. I will always remember you in my heart and on my mind.
I love you John

Charlotte Smith, Tucson AZ

Ron Warwick

July 12, 2018

John and I have been friends since high school. He had such an upbeat attitude and was always making me laugh. He got me a job tearing the roofs off of large buildings right out of school. I didn't have a car yet and he picked me up and dropped me off every day for 3 months -- and he would never accept money for gas. That's the kind of person he was at a young age: generous and unassuming. John was the kind of person who recognized the goodness in others and would talk of those traits he admired in people up to his passing. He loved his mom and sisters and their kids. He loved his boss Michael and his family. And he loved his friends. Anyone who really knew John understood that he was honest and would tell it like It is.
What inspired me most about John was his perseverance through various health issues in recent years, and his recognition that God was in control of his life. He acknowledged his faith in Christ and that he would someday be with Him in heaven. Well, my friend, your faith and trust has been rewarded! I miss you but I know that I will see you in heaven someday, and on that day we will laugh together again. Thank you for being my friend.

Jack Stein

July 12, 2018

RIP John, thanks for all the great times, I will miss you and your great attitude, always a smile and a joke when we spoke.

Barbara Allen

July 11, 2018

Myself and my family send our condolence to John's family, especially his sister Jackie who was very close to her brother John.
We have known John and his family for about 25 years so they are very special to us.
We wish you strength and our prays at this time.

Barbara Allen and Family