Jose Luis Rivera

August 21, 1931 ~ August 4, 2020 (age 88)


Jose L Rivera,88, passed away on August 4, 2020 in Sun City West, AZ.  Jose was born on August 21, 1931 in Humacao, Puerto Rico.  He lived in Puerto Rico for most of his life.  His childhood was a happy one. He graduated from high school and went on to earn a bachelor's degree.   He worked for the government in the water department as an analyst.  Jose is the father of two wonderful girls, Karen Rivera (Surprise) and Nilka Rivera (Puerto Rico) who survive him.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Maria Mendoza.  Jose was such a happy person.  He loved singing.  He was an accomplished ballroom dancer.  Jose had many friends and would help anyone who asked.  He was a member of the Catholic Church.  All of his life, Jose enjoyed plants, all types of them.  Horticulture was his hobby.  He shared this love with all who were interested.  In 2019, Jose moved from Puerto Rico to Arizona to be closer to his daughter, Karen and his granddaughter.  Jose will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.  Please join Jose's family in sharing stories, photos, memories and videos on his Tribute page at

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Celebration of Life
August 13, 2020

2:00 PM
Camino del Sol Reception Center
13738 Camino del Sol
West, AZ 85381

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