Paul Thomas Ribera 08/07/37 - 11/12/11 Paul passed away peacefully on Saturday night with his family by his side. Paul was preceded in death by his loving son Diego, by his father Ernest, his mom Lucy, his brothers Ernie and Gil and brother-in-law Aleo Brugnara. He is survived by his daughters Rita Channon (Parker), Denise Scheuer, his son Paul Ribera, his sisters Carmen Ribera and Vickie Brugnara, and his brother Tony Ribera (Cathy). Paul is also survived by his former wife and best friend Eva Rodriguez, and his grandchildren Tara and Kelly Scheuer, and Evelena Channon, and numerous nephew and nieces. Paul was born and raised in San Francisco. He graduated from Saint Monica's Grammar School, Lowell High School, City College of San Francisco, and San Francisco State University, where he also received his Master's Degree. He traveled extensively throughout his life, but for the most part called the Bay Area home. Paul was an educator and a linguist He taught primarily high school, and specialized in Spanish and French. He also taught bilingual courses and English as a second language. Paul was a devout Roman Catholic throughout his life. His funeral will be Thursday, 11/17, at 11:30 am, at Mission San Rafael in San Rafael. A reception will follow. Paul will be buried in a family service next to his son Diego in Indio, California.
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Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Nov. 15 to Nov. 16, 2011.