Titi Nilsa...I send you a great big hug. I remember tio's great smile. I miss his stories he used to share about he growing up, or his history lessons he loved to share whether we wanted to hear or not! I remember how much coffee he drank to pull those overnight shifts and his coffee breath...lol. I admired tio and his love for God and for people. I remember how much he loved you and his kids. Tio was an amazing man. We were blessed with his presence. Though he's gone home to be with our Lord his legacy remains. I miss him greatly. I also miss you too titi. Keep in touch. Love you.
Once again we share a bitter sweet day in which we honor the memory of our beloved Isaias. Not a day goes by where we do not think of you and miss you. Our heart breaks on this day but happy that you are with our Lord Jesus Christ! Thank you all for sharing this moment with the Rivera family and for honoring his memory with your love! God Bless You!
1 more year has gone by and I have to face the spiritual desert that you have probably gone through so many times. I struggle with the idea on how to capture the youth of today. I so wish you were here to help me, you were always good with words and how to deal with the youth. Isaias I miss you greatly you have left me here on earth wondering when my time will be to see you again, all I want to hear is good job my faithful servant. You left large shoes to fill.
Dear Karen, thank you for your kind words. You are a true friend and sister in Christ. I will always cherish the time we spent together at Calvary Tabernacle. Thank you for your prayers! They are always appreciated! Send my love to everyone there in church! Antonio and I always think about all of you! One day I will visit again soon. Till then, may the Lord of Lords, King of Kings, Prince of Peace, bless you all richly and abundantly! Take Care! Love Nilsa
Dear Nilsa, Please know you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Before your move to Florida you gave me a plaque on friendship. I love it because it reminds me to send a prayer to our Father for you and the children as well as the beautiful friendship we share.
I did not know Mr. Rivera personally. I found his name on the list for the Facebook Remember Me Virtual Memorial. He was one of the five I chose to memorialize. I enjoyed reading about him and how allowed God to use him. It sounds like he made a difference in many lives. I just wanted his family & friends to know that we REMEMBER him even though I didn't know him. God Bless Y'all.
I just want to join my Step Daughter Lynnette in thanking all of you who once again has kept my husband's memory alive, even after 11 years. He was a devoted husband, a cherished friend, and a loving father. He spread the love of Jesus Christ to whoever came in contact with him and today we see the results of his love for his people , now returning their love for him. How wonderful is that! You all bring tears of joy to my heart for I know he was proud of every single one of you. Let's keep the faith alive and hope that we shall all see him again. @ Myriam Fonseca, gracias por el apoyo que me has dado y las buenas noticias de Jazz y Denisse. Se que esos nietos son precioso y que nuestros recuerdos de Isaias nos siga llenando de gozo y alegria en nuestros corazones. Les amo mucho y tambien los extrano! @ Samuel Hernandez, I agree that he had an infectious smile. It is one of the reasons I fell in love with him. Thank you for your kind words. @ Jose Sanchez, you brought me such great joy knowing that Isaias impacted you so much that you became a YOUTH PASTOR! How great is that! It does not surprise me one bit. This truly was is legacy and once again he is still reaping the joys of his labor here on earth. You make me so proud. Keep up the good works. :) @ my dear and sweet friend Mari, while it pains me to hear that your mom has gone to be with the Lord, I too rejoice and envy that they reached their goals and have won the great battle. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. They conquered their Victory and remained faithful to the Lord. It is bitter sweet all in one. I have wonderful memories of her and how much we laughed together. She was precious! We celebrate her life in Jesus! Amen! Halleluyah! She will be sorely missed just like Isaias. God Bless You Sweetheart and keep pressing on in Jesus! With all my love I send to ALL OF YOU, I pray that we will all meet again, if not here on earth , definitely in heaven. Praise God Almighty!
Thank you all for your support and blessings to our family. Also, for the fond memories you post of my father, Isaias Rivera. I'm so glad to read your messages and learn how much my father as touched your life along with the blessings you are giving to others. My love to you all, thank you once again.
PARA NILSA RIVERA E HIJOS.
NILSA UN AñO MAS HA LLEGADO Y NOS RECUERDA LOS MOMENTOS VIVIDOS DE DOLOR POR LA PERDIDA DE TU ESPOSO ISAIAS. LE ORO A DIOS QUE EL TE CONTINUE BENDICIENDO Y TE SIGA DANDO FORTALEZA. AUNQUE NO PUEDO ESTAR CERCA DE TI SIEMPRE TE RECUERDO CON CARIñO. JAZZ Y DENISSE TIENEN 3 HERMOSOS HIJOS Y ELLOS TAMBIEN TE EXTRAñAN. DIOS TE BENDIGA AMIGA Y HERMANA EN CRISTO.
I will never forget you smile.
See you in heaven. I will find you with that beautiful smile. RIP
Once again another year has gone by and your ever lasting memory continues to live in my heart. I still remember you and everything that you have done for me. I will never forget you, since last year I have now become a youth pastor, and I'm trying to help out teens like you have done. It is very hard job but I continue to do it.
NILSA, PEDRO, ISAIAS JR., LYNETTE, ADRIAN, AND ANTONIO
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU GIVE YOU STREGNTH AND PEACE MY PRAYERS AND ARE WITH YOU
ISAIAS IS HEAVEN WITH MOM REJOICING PRAISING AND WORSHIPING OUR LORD SAVIOR
ISAIAS RIVERAS WAS A FRIEND AND A BROTHER IN CRIST,WE ATTENDED THE SAME CHURCH IN PERTH AMBOY..WE MISS HIM REST IN PEACE
I just want to say that I met my grandpa Isaias when i was just a baby at 1 yrs old. My mom tells me that he loved me so much and he was amazed at everything i did especially when he saw me take my first steps and heard me talk. I think about him and i get very sad because i wish i could have him around to see me play baseball and other sports. My mom says he would be so proud of me and i think he would to. I want to tell my grandpa that my mom told me lots of funny stories about you and i like them because they make me laugh and think abot you. I didnt get to know you like a lot of grandsons know there granpa but i wish i did.My mom got a watch for mita mita and i found it and it has your picture in it. i wore it everyday until the bands broke and now i need new ones. it makes me mad and sad that you died. Its not fair that i cant know you. Mommy says God is taking good care of you in heaven and you wont want us to be sad. I see other kids with their granpas and sometimes i get really sad. i love you grandpa isaias even though i couldnt really know you my mom says i'm keeping your last name alive and now i'm going to baseball practice and i'm gonna hit a homerun in my game tomorow for you. My mom says that you will see it.
TEN YEARS HAVE GONE BY AND TO MY FAMILY, IT FEELS LIKE IT JUST HAPPENED TODAY. THE PAIN IS STILL UNBEARABLE AND WE MISS ISAIAS SO MUCH. I KNOW YOU ARE IN OUR HEAVENLY FATHER'S PRESENCE AND YOU ARE TRULY AT HOME IN PEACE. TILL WE MEET AGAIN. THANK YOU ALL FOR KEEPING MY HUSBAND'S MEMORY ALIVE. MY FAMILY AND I ARE GRATEFUL FOR ALL YOUR CONSOLING WORDS AND WONDERFUL MEMORIES YOU ALL HAVE HAD WITH ISAIAS. THANK YOU FOR SHARING THEM WITH US! GOD BLESS YOU ALL! WE LOVE YOU! GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND AMERICA!
God Bless your familia always and keep u close to their hearts...may u always guide them and Rip......God Bless...
R.I.P. Mr. Rivera.. My condolences to the whole family God Bless.
I want to thank you all for your love, support and blessings. My family and I are honored to hear each & every memory you share of my father Isaias. We send you our love and gratitude.
I met Isaias at the Harris Broadcast Technical Center in Illinois. We were there to learn the new technologies of Digital Television. During the one week course we had meals together and I was impressed by his gentle nature and his knowlege of the broadcast business. I was on duty at my transmitter site in the Minneapolis area the morning of 9/11. I knew Isaias worked at the CBS transmission site at WTC and immediately thought of him. My prayers go out to his family.
Dear Nilsa, You are often in my thoughts and prayers. I pray you and the children are doing well.
Isaias, even though we didn't work much together, at the broadcast center on 57th street, your kind and gentle demeanor was ALWAYS greatly appreciated! I will miss your smiling face. The LORD bless you and keep you: The LORD make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you: The LORD lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.
Carmen, Nilsa, Lynnette, Isaias Jr., Adrian, Antonio, and the Rivera-Trujillo Family: A day to remember, a day to reflect, a day to love forever. G-d Bless and keep you in peace.
Today is a day to be remember our love one that perished during the September 11, 2001 attacks on our nation. They are gone, but they are not forgotten and forever will be loved. Rest in peace.
TO NILSA, PEDRO, ISAIAS JR., LYNETTE, ADRIAN, AND ANTONIO
MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALWAY. OUR PRAYER ARE WITH YOU. WE WILL NEVER FORGET.
To the Rivera family...... my prayers and thoughts are with you guys. I will NEVER forget!!!
Another year has gone by and you are not here but there isn't a year that I don't think about you, I wish that you were here to help me since I'm also transmitting my church services through the internet
Eternal Peace to the Rivera family.
You are always in our prayers.
You are in the Father's arms right now. May the Lord continue to bless your family and grandchildren. They miss you dearly. God bless you! See you in heaven! :)
To the Rivera family.....My thoughts, heart, and prayers are with you guys. Its always has and always will be.
Today is the first time your grandchildren Isaiah 7yrs & Liana 5yrs understood you are in heaven. They realized that they never had the chance to meet such a great man. Although they were sadden for the lost of something they will never have they were very excited to honor you today and laid flowers at the memorial in your name. You are so missed and loved. Embedded in our hearts forever.
Thank you to all that continue to give their support and prayers. Thank you for honoring and keeping my father memories alive. God Bless you all!
You and your children remain in my prayers. God bless you all.
We will never forget...!!!
to NILSA, PEDRO, ISAIAS JR., LYNETTE, ADRIAN AND ANTONIO
GOD BLESS YOU ALL. YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN IN MY HOME. YOU ARE LOVED. ISAIAS IS MISSED IN OUR HEARTS BUT WE KNOW HE IS WITH GOD.
Eight years have gone by since i lost my godfather but warm memories still envelop my heart. one i hold close to my heart is when i was a little girl my father and Isaias both worked in NewYork and on days when i would go with my father into the city we would often meet Isaias on the bus and he would put me on his shoulders and walk me through the city. I remember my godfather as beeing an honest man with a big heart i think about him everday and his family. To Nilsa i miss you alot and as i write this i'm crying because you both were my other parents and it saddens me to know its been years since we last spoke i will love to see you all and hear from you.
i love you
your Goddaughter Amanda
Eight years have gone by, but to me it's as if it happened today, when Jesus called you home to be with him in heaven. Your friends, family and I miss you very much. To all who have kept my husbands memory alive in words, in song and in your hearts, THANK YOU! I was deeply touched by the outpouring of love for him and rightfully so. He definitely made an impact on all of our lives. My life and those of our children, will never, ever be the same again but we have hope in Jesus that we shall see him again some day. Thank you for all yours prayers, and best wishes. God Bless you all!
It's incredible that 2 events happened in 9/11. At 4 years old ,when my father died, I lost my 2 front teeth. I thought it was special and I wanted to show him. But as it turned out, he wasn't going to see them. He wasn't going to come home. Ever. He died and I still cry when I think about him. He still is alive though. He lives in my family's hearts. And even though we can't see him we remember him and I know that he won't be forgotten. But look on the bright side, he's in a whole lot better place than here. He parties everyday. And while we live here , he lives in heaven and in our hearts. He isn't alone either. Other people r still in shock because they lost loved ones, but they are all in a better place and that's what counts. I luv u dad and i miss u a whole lot more than anyone else could.
I can't believe it's been 8 years already, but still your legacy will live forever...I will never forget the last time I saw you, you were at the park just came back from your vacation in Puerto Rico, and you were smiling. I know today you're still smiling down on all of us who love you. Thanks for all the great things you left, and for all of your family members, know that there are people praying for you guys. God Bless
I want thank everyone that shares their thoughts and memories of my father. Thank you for the support and the prayers.
Today is a hard day to get through. I just wanted to thank everyone for their support throughout the years that have passed. I am grateful and appreciative of all who have left such kind and inspiring words concerning my father's legacy. I'm thankful that after all these years people still continue to keep his memory alive. Pop, your presence is sorely missed.Obviously all of our lives have been altered tremendously. Although we had many ups and downs and I wish our relationship wasn't as turbulent as it was I want you to know that the good memories stand out the most. I love you and miss you terribly. Once again thank you to all. God Bless
I love you as a son, I miss you so much. I will never forget your visits to my house, you kind loving words and your prayers. I will never forget you. See you in heaven, in our Lords House.
To Titi Nilsa n family, my thoughts n prayers are with u all. Eventhough, I don't get to see you all as often as before that sad day, I always think about you guys. Miss you all! I remember the last time we shared with Tio Isaias, it was at mom's house in Luquillo, sitting on d stools, mom in d kitchen late at night. Elisa was there also. It was after abuelos funeral. the month before, Aug 01. He was counting how many each of his brothers n sisters had how many kids n grandkids. About Abuela n how many grand n great grandchildren she had. Just how big our family was. How we all came together for abuelo's funeral. Then not even a month later we were all there in NY having a Memorial Service for him. Love u Tio Isaias. Till we reunite again, tu sobrina, Mariela
You are not forgotten. Your neighbors on 110th.
To the Rivera Family,
As every year, you guys are in my thoughts and prayers. It was great 2 be able to talk to you again Adrian. To both of Adrains's parents.... You guys raised a good man. The Adrain that i know is a great guy who loves his friends and will do any thing for them. he was always there for me when I needed a shoulder to cry on.
May God give you the strength and courage that you need.
Por muy poco tiempo lo conoci, pero sentia que lo habia conocido por mucho tiempo, lo mismo me sucedio con su esposa Nilsa.Aun recuerdo ese fatidico dia cuando Denisse y Jazz me llamaron y me dijeron que Isaias estaba en ese lugar, al instante comenze a orar por el y por Nilsa. Muchas veces iba para mi trabajo y lagrimas corrian por mi rostro recordando, lo mucho que disfrutamos en la despedida de soltera de Denisse. Isaias nunca te olvidaremos. Que DIOS te bendiga Nilsa y cada dia te de fortaleza, para seguir adelante. Te amamos!!!!
Isaias today is a very hard day for me. I still remember our last conversation. You have impacted my life in such a way that I even named my son after you Isaias.
to Nilsa, Pedro, Isaias Jr., Lynette, Adrian and Antonio
I put a rose every year in front of the house you lived in to remeber a great man God.
Isaias is not forgotten and niether are you.
you guys live in my heart.
I can't believe it's 7 years that you are gone. We miss you everyday, and know that you are not forgotten. I know you're in a better place watching over all of us. Your great deeds here on earth have not gone in vain. We Miss You!!!
Seven years in counting wow can't believe it. Feels like yesterday we were vacationing together. It's been a struggle without you but your love remains strong in my heart. I love you dad!
Cathy I guess thats where the name isa comes from.
As I stitched your name on the memorial that I am doing for all of the victims, I prayed for you and your family. Please know that your death was not in vain. We will always remember. God Bless.
Isaias here is a picture of me and my wife. I finally brought her here from El Salvador.
Isaias I will never forget you. I remember the many times I went over to your house and fixed your computer. I also remember that time you got me out of trouble in Piscataway Vo-Tech. I will miss your wifes cooking,and the many times I hung out with your son Adrian. Adrian and I were very close till your passing. May the Lord Bless you and keep you and his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. Isaias you beat me to Heaven I will see you there
You were a great man of God and you touched many lives. You are truly missed here on earth, but I know in heaven you are a great instrument and have gained a big crown. Your death was not in vain.
May God Bless and watch over your family. I am moved by the legacy that Isaias left behind.
May God Bless You and Your Family. Sorry to hear about the loss of your father.
Wish you well in all you do.
To titi Nilsa and all my cousins,
May the peace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ be always with you. Let us continue to remember the great things Uncle Isaias did that influenced our lifes. So many thing that can be said yet how painful it is for me not having the chance to tell him how much he influenced my life from the years I lived in N.Y.C. as a child. From bringing out the potential in me that still makes me strive for a better life to the words of wisdom that were repeately imparted to me. In all he was a great man, a great person and a loving uncle.
Love you all and God bless you.
God Bless You and may you Rest in Peace Now and Forever.
From The Velez Family
Hola! Les escribo desde Puerto Rico. Soy la hija de Jorge Carrasquillo, primo de Isaías. No había descubierto la manera de comunicarme, pero ahora que la encuentro deseo expresarles que cuentan con nosotros y que Isaías vive en nuestro corazón, y siempre lo recordamos como el hermoso y humilde ser que era.
Saludos! Soy Harry, el hijo del Lcdo. Catalino Carrasquillo, les llevo el más sentido pésame y estamos con ustedes acá en Puerto Rico.
May you rest in peace Mr. Rivera!
The Garcia & Rush Family!
To the Rivera Family
I remember Isaias from the few times he visited our church in Red Bank. I remember his humble words soft spoken voice and his sincere way of praising the lord. I was there one of the time that he gave testimony of the 1993 bombing.
When Sept 11 happened I called my mother and told her "I know that if he doesnt come out of this its because he stayed to help others". Isaias is a hero in my eyes. We will never forget him.
Adriana, Dianora and Alana Sardo
To the Family of Mr. Rivera,
I'm a resident of Perth Amboy, and I would like to express my condolences to your family. "God Bless us all"..
As a fellow Perth Amboyan, you are souly missed by us all, may GOD keep you safe in his clutches... May GOD bless the loved ones that miss you the most... AMEN (9/6/02)
May you rest in peace forever more.
DEAR GOD SHINE YOUR LIGHT ON THIS WONDERFUL MAN...ISAIAS RIVERA AND MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE WITH GOD AND HIS ANGELS..GOD BLESS HIS LOVING FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS..STAY CLOSE..PRAY...AND NEVER FORGET 9/11/01..GOD BLESS AMERICA AND NEW YORK FOREVER..MAY JESUS AND HIS SAINTS GREET YOU AT THE GATES OF HEAVEN...AMEN
To Isaias Rivera. Remember the times we fishing on the ranger five. We had so much fun. I wouldnt trade those days for not even a Zillion Dollars. Even tho its been long you was always in my heart and thoughts. Till we meet again. Later buddy Your x brotherinlaw Mario.
To Nilsa,Adrian and Antonio,
Our thoughts and prayers are with
Mary and Susie
Nilsa, Adrian and Antonio. Today is March 11 - 6 months after the attacks on the World Trade. I hope the love that has been outpoured on your family (especially from your family members in the Bronx) helps you to know that we share your pain, we love you very deeply and hope that we can help mend your broken hearts. In 4 ever.
Tio Valois, Cuz Millie, Cuz Jav, Eric and Family, Jessie & PJ, Bro
You and your family continue to be in my prayers, as well as those of my family and friends here in Alabama. I think often of our time together at the Armory on September 15th as you told me about your father, Isaias. My hope is that you are comforted in knowing that this great man of faith is safe in the presence of the Heavenly Father he loved so much. I pray that you will be sustained by the same faith that enabled him to live such a heroic life.-Chaplain Glenn Winter
I hope all is as well as it can
be.You are in my thoughts as are Isasis and Bob as I pray they had a quick end.
We see your sorrow-
and our hearts cry....
We can not erase your pain
but you do not have to face the anguish alone-for we-
-the American people-
are beside you.
We so desperately want to have the touch that brings you comfort,
the strength that gives you courage,
and the words to lighten your spirits.
And when we are left speechless
may the silence of our nation weave love into your hearts
to ease your sorrow.
May you find healing through our nation's strength as we-
-the American people-
face this difficult time together. Our hearts are with you. Teresa Jahn
MY PRAYERS AND HEART ARE WITH THE FAMILY MEMBERS