Obituary of Joseph Rivera
Joseph C. Rivera 77, passed away February 2, 2019, after a lengthy illness. Born October 9, 1941, in New York City, he was the son of the late Jose and Gloria Rivera. A graduate of George Washington High School, he served in both the US Navy and the US Army. He loved to study history and traveled extensively, bringing back interesting stories that he loved to share. He later continued his education earning a scholarship, a B.S in Social Sciences and the Humanities and an invitation to speak at a high level forum in Washington DC about the emerging field of Psychohistory. Joe had a great sense of humor and was a compassionate man who touched the lives of many along his journey.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years Janet, son Joseph (Gail), daughter Alysson (Adam), brother Milty (Janet), grandchildren Michael, Paige and Tyler, nephews Anthony and Charles, nieces Lisa and Gina (Jason), great nephews Kevin and Jason Jr., sisters in law Elizabeth (Horace) and Denise (James), an aunt (Lottie) and cousin Carmen (William).
Visitation will take place on Thursday February 7th from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm at the Joseph W. Sorce Funeral Home, 728 West Nyack Road, West Nyack, NY 10994 (845) 358-4433 www.sorcefuneralhome.com
Services will be held on Friday Febrary 8th at 10am at the Funeral Home. Burial to immediatly follow at 11:30 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorn NY..
In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Joseph's name to Parents Helping Parents www.phpny.org.
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