OBITUARY

Jose Antonio Rivera

January 15, 1943July 8, 2019
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Jose Antonio Rivera, age 76, passed away on July 8, 2019 in the comfort of his home in West Melbourne, Florida surrounded by loved ones.

Jose was born January 15, 1943 in Aibonito, Puerto Rico to Emeterio and Emilia Rivera. Jose or Joe as he went by, was a man who always lent a helping hand to others. He was an amazing family man, a loving father and grandfather. A hard-working man, Joe built a wonderful life with his wife Myrna, whom he was married to for over 52 years. They married in Queens, New York on November 26, 1966 and later moved to Florida where their family and friends currently reside. They enjoyed traveling the world together.

Joe served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Wasp, enlisting straight out of high school. He graduated from New York Vocational High. Throughout his career of over 37 years, Joe worked for both Pan-Am and Delta Airlines as an aircraft mechanic.

Jose is survived by his wife Myrna and his two sons; Ricardo Antonio Rivera along with his wife Sidrid, and Daniel Robert Rivera along with his wife Helen and their children Aubree Anne and Maxum Robert, and his niece Amy, and nephew Alexander. Jose is preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Aida.

In his life Joe enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, playing poker, and tinkering with things. He was a handy man like no other. His family and friends will always remember him as a helpful, compassionate, humorous, boisterous, well-traveled, humble, and loving man.

A funeral is scheduled for Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home with a reception to follow at the home of Ricky and Sidrid Rivera. Visitation will begin at 12:00 pm, the funeral service at 2:00 pm, followed by a committal service.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.forestlawnsouth.com for the Rivera family.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Daniel Rivera
  • Ricardo Rivera
  • Jose Arellano
  • Jose Padilla
  • Carlos Madero
  • Stephen Narine
  • Enrique Perez
  • Glenn McDonald
  • Alexander Rodriguez

Services

20 July

Visitation

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Forest Lawn Funeral Home South

Heron Room

2401 Southwest 64th Avenue
Davie, Florida 33317

20 July

Funeral Service

2:00 pm

Forest Lawn Funeral Home South

Heron Room

2401 Southwest 64th Avenue
Davie, Florida 33317

20 July

Committal Service

3:00 pm

Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens South

2401 Southwest 64th Avenue
Davie, Florida 33317

20 July

Reception

3:30 pm

Home of Ricky & Sidrid Rivera

954-682-3557

14422 N Royal Cove Circle
Davie, Florida 33325

Dial 3570 'Open' to Enter Gate

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Forest Lawn Funeral Home South

July 15, 2019

Forest Lawn South would like to express our deepest and sincerest condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time.

We wish you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

Sincerely,
Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens South Staff

Elizabeth Arellano

July 14, 2019

I have so many fond memories of my BROTHER (In Law) that I would have to start a book.
My fondest memories are always going to his house and being greeted with a warm loving smile.

Traveling with Joe and Myrna was always a lot of fun. Puerto Plata, Mexico was one of my favorite trips, and talked about going back some day.
Christmas at Joe and Myrna was always a Holiday tradition that we all enjoyed, from the youngest to the oldest. Pasteles and lechon, arroz and gandules and Joe's home made coquito was always at hand and of course the Captain Morgan.

Joe was the kind of guy who was articulate, humorous, always there for his family and friends when ever we needed him. This guy could fix anything broken you put in front of him. Hundreds of times he came to our houses and my family and neighbors homes to fix things and our cars. The list goes on.

Joe you will be missed so much, but I know you were tired and it was time to earn your wings. RIP my brother, for you are in the Kingdom of Paradise.

Dianna Padilla

July 13, 2019

Dianna Padilla

July 13, 2019

Dianna Padilla

July 13, 2019

Dianna Padilla

July 13, 2019

Dianna Padilla

July 13, 2019

Dianna Padilla

July 13, 2019

Dianna Padilla

July 13, 2019

Dianna Padilla

July 13, 2019

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