OBITUARY

Salvador Rivera

October 8, 1956April 3, 2021
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Mr. Salvador Rivera, known to many as Chamba or Mi Chava, passed away in his sleep surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, April 3, 2021.

Salvador was born on October 8, 1956, in San Miguel, El Salvador, to Juan Jose Tremino and Lydia Rivera. He is one of four children who spent most of his childhood and young adulthood in El Salvador with his sisters, Rosario, Anabel, and Estela. He completed his Bachelor's Degree of Commerce and Administration in Accounting from the National Institute of Isidro Melendez.

In the 1980s, he migrated to the United States to create and achieve his version of the American Dream and decided to settle in Houston, TX, where he met and married his wife, Liliana Noemy, on August 29, 1987. Together, they raised three children, including two sons, David and Salvador Jr., and daughter, Iliana.

Many would describe him as a man of few expressional words with a heart of gold. Salvador had a free and easy-going spirit who had a passion for soccer, cars, mechanics, and music. He was a talented soccer player and was awarded the Highest Scoring Champion in 1983 for Juventus Soccer League in Houston, TX.

Some of his favorite pass-times included spending time in his garage listening to music like the Bee-Gees, The Eagles, The Beatles, and Salsa and Merengue. At every family party, he could be seen doing the dancing airplane alongside his wife when a cumbia song came on.

Salvador loved to spend quality time with his family, spending many weekends creating memories with his extended family in Pasadena, TX. Salvador also loved traveling, especially back to his homeland to celebrate Christmas, New Years' and spend time on his favorite beach, El Cuco.

Salvador learned to work on cars at the age of 13 and continued to work as a mechanic in Houston until 2019. He had a knack for working on foreign-made vehicles and finding creative ways to fix cars and find solutions to complex problems. He holds a special place in our hearts and will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and those who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Liliana Rivera, his children, Salvador Jr. and Iliana, his grandchildren, his mother, his sisters, and his extended family.

Salvador Rivera, conocido por muchos como Chamba o Mi Chava, falleció mientras dormía rodeado de seres queridos el sábado 3 de abril de 2021.

Salvador nació el 8 de octubre de 1956 en San Miguel, El Salvador, hijo de Juan José Tremino y Lydia Rivera. Es uno de los cuatro niños que pasó la mayor parte de su infancia y juventud en El Salvador con sus hermanas Rosario, Anabel y Estela. Completó su Licenciatura en Comercio y Administración en Contabilidad en el Instituto Nacional Isidro Meléndez.

En la década de 1980, emigró a los Estados Unidos para crear y lograr su versión del Sueño Americano y decidió establecerse en Houston, TX, donde conoció y se casó con su esposa, Liliana Noemy, el 29 de agosto de 1987. Juntos, criaron tres hijos, incluidos dos hijos, David y Salvador Jr., y una hija, Iliana.

Muchos lo describirían como un hombre de pocas palabras expresivas con un corazón de oro. Salvador tenía un espíritu libre y relajado, apasionado por el fútbol, los autos, la mecánica y la música. Era un jugador de fútbol talentoso y fue premiado como el Campeón Goleador en 1983 por la Liga Juventus en Houston, TX.

Algunos de sus pasatiempos favoritos incluían pasar tiempo en su garaje escuchando música como los Bee-Gees, The Eagles, The Beatles, Salsa y Merengue. En cada fiesta familiar, se le podía ver bailando como avión junto a su esposa cuando sonaba una canción de cumbia.

A Salvador le encantaba pasar tiempo de calidad con su familia, pasando muchos fines de semana creando recuerdos con su familia extendida en Pasadena, TX. A Salvador también le encantaba viajar, especialmente de regreso a su tierra natal para celebrar la Navidad, el Año Nuevo y pasar tiempo en su playa favorita, El Cuco.

Salvador aprendió a trabajar en automóviles a la edad de 13 años y continuó trabajando como mecánico en Houston hasta 2019. Tenía una habilidad especial para trabajar en vehículos fabricados en el extranjero y encontrar formas creativas de reparar automóviles y encontrar soluciones a problemas complejos. Él ocupa un lugar especial en nuestros corazones y su familia, amigos y quienes lo conocieron lo extrañarán mucho.

Le sobreviven su esposa, Liliana Rivera, sus hijos, Salvador Jr. e Iliana, sus nietos, su madre, sus hermanas y su familia extendida.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, April 17, 2021

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  • Committal Service

    Saturday, April 17, 2021

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