Richard Rivas

  • "I was thinking about Richard today. I guess he found me. I..."
    - Ron Rodriguez
  • "To the entire Rivas Family. Richard was a friend and..."
    - Mel Huebner
  • "Richard was a friend whom I have known since medical..."
    - George Hutchison
  • "Dr. Rivas gave care to my daughter for a couple of months. ..."
    - Jorge Garcia
  • "I worked at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands for 7 years. ..."
    - Nancy Griffin

Richard Rivas was born on September 23 rd 1958, to Edith and Agustin Rivas in Saranac Lake, New York. He spent most of his childhood growing up in Houston, Texas with his five siblings Edith Castillo, John Rivas, Elliot Rivas, Katherine Smouse, and Karl Rivas. Richard graduated from Baylor University, then attended UT Southwestern Medical School. He completed his pediatric residency at the University of Arkansas followed by a fellowship in neonatology at The George Washington University Medical Center in Washington DC. He was Director of Neonatology at both Houston Northwest Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann-The Woodlands Hospital, where he served his community and Pediatrix Medical Group for 22 years. Richard was devoted to his family and will be missed and remembered by his wife, Bernadette and his three daughters, Kristen, Victoria, and Mary. Richard died on October 16 th 2013 in Houston, Texas, surrounded by his family. The Rivas' are parishioners at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, where a funeral mass will a celebrated October 21 st at 11am. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer that donations be made to Memorial Hermann - The Woodlands Hospital NICU Foundation, in memory of Dr. Richard Rivas and his vision for the newborns in our community.

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The Woodlands, TX 77384
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Published on from Oct. 18 to Oct. 31, 2013
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