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Joe Rivera Jr.

Obituary
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JOE RIVERA, JR. MERRILLVILLE, IN Joe Rivera Jr., age 78, of Merrillville, passed away January 13, 2014. He was born in Chicago, IL on February 10, 1935. Joe was preceded in death by his parents: Joe and Virginia Rivera. He is survived by three sisters: Virginia (George) VanSatan, Marge Pozdol, and Rita Rivera; two brothers: John (Diane) Rivera and Rick Rivera. Joe married Constance Rivera in 1958 and had seven children: Karen Rivera Breezley, Kenneth Rivera, Linda (Steve) Kilpatrick, Eileen (Terry) Rivera Thompson, Bruce (Paula) Rivera, Lorrie Rivera Dammarell, and Mike Rivera. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Joe worked at the Budd Company for over 22 years in Gary and later became a mechanic, body man, and frame man at Cliff’s Body Shop in Gary and Preferred Auto Body in Portage. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, and playing poker with his friends. Joe was always there for his family through the good and bad times. He will be deeply missed and always remembered for all he did to enrich our lives. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Burns Funeral Home, 10101 Broadway, Crown Point, IN. Friends may visit with Joe’s family on Friday January 17, 2014 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. and also from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday prior to the service at Burns Funeral Home in Crown Point. www.burnsfuneral.com

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Published in The Times on Jan. 16, 2014
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