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Thomas Rivera, 65, of Schwenksville, husband of Betty (Aponte) Rivera, passed away on Friday, May 9 at Einstein Medical Center in Norristown.
Born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. Thomas is the son of Josefina (Guadalupe) Rivera of AK and the late Tomas Rivera.
Thomas was a member of Harvest Fellowship church in Boyertown. He was an Evangelist who worked for The Field of Harvest Missions where he had ministries in Guatemala and also worked for Liberty Ministry in Schwenksville. He also served as Chaplain at Spring Valley YMCA and American Legion Post No. 203.Thomas worked for Graterford Prison as a Correctional Officer and on their C.E.R.T. Team for 10 years, retiring in 2002.
Surviving with his wife of 45 years is daughter Lizette Rivera-Cantres, wife of Higinio; and sons Thomas Rivera III and Daniel Rivera, husband of Tawana; grandchildren Steven Rivera who was raised by Thomas and Betty, Pvt. Adrian and Jonathan Irizarry, Taina, Arianna and Brielle Rivera, great grandchild Aiden Rivera, sister Yolanda Rolon and brother Jose Rivera.
A funeral service will be Thursday, May 15, 11 a.m. at Harvest Fellowship, 584 Colebrookdale Road, Boyertown, with Pastor Barry Parson officiating. Burial will follow in Limerick Garden of Memories. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:45 a.m. at the church.
Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., Gilbertsville is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Mercury on May 12, 2014
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