Sunset Memorial Park & Funeral Home

1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, TX


Robert M. Rivas

July 18, 1939March 20, 2020

Robert M Rivas, age 80, entered eternal rest on March 20, 2020 in Floresville, TX. He was born in Lansing, Michigan on July 18, 1939 to Milton and Helen Rivas. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and served as a San Antonio Police Officer for 28 years retiring in 1992. He was a loving father, grandfather, & friend who will be dearly missed.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Rachel G. Rivas, brothers Roger M. Rivas and John G. Rivas.

He is survived by sister Rosemary Rivas, son David Rivas (Tina), daughter Nancy R. Chapa (Daniel) and son Joseph Rivas (Erin Delaney) grandchildren Lindsay E., Zachary R., and Joshua B. Rivas, loving family members and dear friends.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Frank Tejeda Veteran’s Nursing home where he resided until his death. The family also wishes to thank staff of Kindred Hospice who took care of Mr. Rivas in the final days of his life. Flowers may be sent in loving memory of Robert M. Rivas to Sunset Funeral Home 1701 Austin Hwy San Antonio TX 78218.

Due to current restrictions a private Funeral will be held on Monday, March 23, 2020 at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel. The Private Burial will be Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.


  • He is survived by sister Rosemary Rivas, son David Rivas (Tina), daughter Nancy R. Chapa (Daniel) and son Joseph Rivas (Erin Delaney) grandchildren Lindsay E., Zachary R., and Joshua B. Rivas, loving family members and dear friends.


  • Private Rosary and Prayer Service Monday, March 23, 2020
  • Private Graveside Service Tuesday, March 24, 2020


Robert M. Rivas

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Connie Patzak

March 26, 2020

To all of Robert's family:
Robert was a great cousin. With his cheerful personality, he always had something interesting to say. I would say to him now and to you: There's another meeting place somewhere in Heaven by the side of the river of life...where separations come no more. I will meet you on that beautiful shore. Stay close to each other.
Connie Patzak

Nancy Rivas-Chapa

March 22, 2020

Dad- we are going to miss you 😘 you always provided nothing but the best no matter what. I received the best education from Alamo Heights and went to Texas Woman’s University. You always taught us to treat people the way you wanted to be treated and be a public servant and help the community. I guess you should have named me Roberta because I’m just like you. We know you’ve made it to heaven because of the recent thunderstorm - it always rains when a Rivas family member dies. You will always be my hero and I’m very grateful for your guidance to make me the woman I’ve become. As the song goes There will be no more pain and no more suffering..... Love you forever Nancy

Art Trevino

March 22, 2020

First , please accept our sincere condolences.

I met Robert when we served on the Crime Support Group-(SAPD Task Force), I agree with his son; Robert was a kind and generous man. I had much respect for Robert. He stayed in pretty good shape for his age, and he set a good example for the rest of the team.
I’m going to miss his sense of humor, his gentle demeanor and most of all the sincere friendship he displayed to everyone with whom he interacted.

Arthur & Margaret Trevino Sr

David Rivas

March 21, 2020

My dad was a very kind man who would not give you the answer to a question by just giving you the answer but he would put the answer in a story that would help you understand the meaning of the answer and he would always begin the story by saying , hey partner. He had a great sense of humor and was very kind and compassionate to everyone he would meet. Because both my brother and sister lived out of town from the beginning of his illness it fell upon me to take care of him. It was a difficult job but the lord gave me the strength to persevere and be there for him when he needed me. I love you very much and I will miss you I hope your pain and suffering has left you and you are now whole again. Until we meet again in gods kingdom thanks for bringing me into this world and giving me the knowledge to persevere with life’s challenges. Son David Rivas

Lindsay Rivas

March 21, 2020

From as long as I can remember, my grandpa always greeted me with a “say girl!” He always knew how to make me smile and asked me questions about how school was going. My grandpa was a kind man who loved his grandchildren and his sons and daughter. He will be greatly missed and my only wish is that he smile down upon us and fill our hearts with love. I love you grandpa.
Your granddaughter,