Daniel S. Rios

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Daniel S. "Buddha" Rios, 35, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018 in New Bedford, MA. He was a longtime resident of Pamlico County where he was a 2002 graduate of Pamlico County High School. After graduation, Buddha proudly served in the US Army where he was a member of the Military Police, a Marksman, and paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne. He was a volunteer fireman, a fine carpenter, and currently worked as a commercial fisherman. The water was his life and he enjoyed being on it whenever he could. Sadly, Buddha was preceded in death by his brother, John Paul Zubia; his maternal grandparents, Virgil and Virginia Rae Lockey; and his paternal grandfathers Cesario Zubia and Norberto Rios.
The family will receive friends 7-9:00 PM, Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Pollock-Best Funeral Home and other times at his mother's home, 503 W. Grantham Road, New Bern. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Friday, September 7, 2018 at Pollock-Best Chapel. Burial, with US Army Honors, will follow at the Cowell Cemetery in Alliance. Online condolences may be made at www.pollockbest.com. Memorials, in Buddha's name, may be made to Pollock~Best Funeral Home.
Buddha is survived by his mother, Sina L. Zubia and his daddy Rosario (Paul) Zubia; his grandmother, Zenaida Zubia Gonzalez; son, Ayden Johnson; his brother, Santiago Rios, Jr. (CJ); his sister Christina "Cha-Cha" Zubia (Hector Olguin); his father, Santiago Rios, Sr.; maternal grandmother, Candelaria Soriano Guzman; brothers, Santiago Miguel Rios, Roberto Rios, and Elijio Rios; his sisters, Cande Rios, Janie Rios, and Hermelinda Rios. He also leaves behind many aunts, uncle, cousins, nieces, and nephews, and many dear friends.
Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations is entrusted with the Rios Family.
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Published in Sun Journal from Sept. 4 to Sept. 5, 2018
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