Passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends in Santa Rosa, CA on July 31, 2012. Joe was the devoted son of Joseph and Maxine Rivera of Santa Rosa. Beloved grandson of Marcelina Rivera, loving brother of Jacquie Rivera, Marcie Swan and husband Jim, Simona Heard and husband Jamon, Demetrio Rivera and wife Dana and Anthony Rivera. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Joe was a structural Draftsman for over twenty-five years, an avid fisherman and a great outdoorsman. Joe will be dearly missed. Friends are invited to his services on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA. Visitations Sunday 12:00 noon. Private Inurnment. Daniels Chapel of the Roses Funeral and Cremation Services 707-525-3730
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Published in the Press Democrat from Aug. 3 to Aug. 6, 2012