RIVERA, Dorothy 68, of Tampa, passed away on June 9, 2013. Mrs. Rivera formerly of New York, came to the Tampa Bay area in 1988. She was a long time recovering alcoholic of 36 years. She worked as a building maintenance woman and years ago worked at the local IHOP in Tampa. She is survived by her beloved husband of 36 years, Jose Rivera; sons, Jamie and his wife, (Vanny), Joseph, and Jesse Rivera; two brothers, George and Lou Smith; and three cherished grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 12th, 10am-12noon, with service at 12 pm at Segal Funeral Home, 3909 Henderson Blvd, Tampa, with burial to follow at Gan Shalom Cemetery. View and leave condolences at: segalfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on June 11, 2013