Eddie H, Rivera, 83

Eddie H. Rivera, 83, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018. He was born to Amelia Ward and Manuel Rivera on May 20, 1934 in Florence, Arizona.

Eddie was a Korean War veteran having served in the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division. He later attended Cal State Los Angeles earning a degree in chemistry and working as a chemist/chemical engineer. His Master’s degree in Business Administration was received from Arizona State University. He went on to establish businesses in Douglas. He was proud to have come from humble origins to become an educated, successful Mexican/American businessman.

He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Rivera; three children Edouard Rivera, Celestina Rivera, and Angelica (Jose) Rivera-Hernandez; six grandchildren Isabel Forlastro, Olivia Serrano,  Nicholas Hernandez, Sofia Rivera, Ava Rivera, and Maximiliano Rivera; his companion Maria Juarez, and his dog Lily.

We extend our gratitude to his employees who cared for him and his businesses throughout the years.

A Rosary service will be held at Alex Espinosa Funeral Home, 1094 W. Highway 92 Bisbee, AZ 85603 on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 7 p.m.  www.espinosafuneralhome.com. Go Irish!