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Juan Rivera

July 14, 1933 ~ January 5, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Juan Rivera Obituary

On Friday, January 5, 2024, Juan Rivera, age 90, of Youngstown, Ohio passed away peacefully at his home. He was born on July 14, 1933, in Cidra, Puerto Rico, to Virgilio Rivera and Rosa Fernandez Rivera.

Juan proudly served his country in the Korean war and was honorably discharged from the Army. 

He was a very devoted Catholic and was a member of both St. Rose of Lima and St. Dominic's. Juan loved playing music, especially at church.  He played the cuatro guitar and music was his passion. Juan had a great sense of humor and he always had great jokes for everyone.  He enjoyed gardening and he was always proud of his wonderful gardens.  Juan was a handyman, a jack of all trades, electrician and mechanic. He will be missed dearly by everyone he knew.

He is survived by his loving wife, Cecilia Martinez of 55 years; children, sons, Juan "Junior" (Marion) Rivera, Angel (Juana "Nani") Rivera, Alexis Rivera and his daughters, Anita (Angel) Rodriguez, Lilliam (Jerry) Gonzalez, and Alba (Angel) Gonzalez; grandchildren; nieces; nephews; brothers; sisters; brother-in-law's; sister-in-laws and friends. 

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