Felix J. Rivera, Youngstown, Ohio

Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home

March 2, 2020

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Felix J. Rivera, 72, transitioned into eternal life on Monday, March 2, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Felix was born on June 23, 1947, in Ponce, Puerto Rico to Ramon and Maria Rivera.

He moved to Brooklyn, New York at the age of eight and in his early adult life he travelled to Youngstown, Ohio, where he met his life partner and wife of 40 years, Aida Rivera.

Felix was a laborer and loved of the arts and nature. He was an excellent painter, handyman, “inventor” and carpenter, often creating many original pieces of work as requested by many from the community. Felix was a man of trades; he was an amazing cook, an avid animal and nature lover, a self-taught landscaper with great attention to detail, a talented musician and singer but above all, he was strong, God fearing man, who was devoted to his family.

Felix leaves to cherish his loving memory, his wife, Aida Rivera; a son, Felix R. (Tammy) Rivera; daughters, Marisol Rivera and Aida Luz Rivera, who was also his caregiver for over five years; eight grandchildren, Briana, Estavon, Des’Rae, Mari’Sol, Aldelina, Anthony, Alvani and Adonis all of Youngstown; three sisters, Luz Elena (David) Garcia of Youngstown, Maria (Ruben) Morales of Florida and Yolanda Rivera of Pennsylvania; a brother, David (Evelyn) Rivera of Pennsylvania and a great host of nieces and nephews, many of whom he had a hand in raising.

In addition to his parents, Felix was preceded in death by two brothers, Ramon Rivera and Reynaldo Rivera and a niece, Deborah Rivera.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Angela Merici Parish (Sacred Heart Church), 397 South Jackson Street, Youngstown.

Family and friends may pay their respects on Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market Street, Boardman and again on Monday, March 9, from 9:30 – 10:20 a.m. at St. Angela Merici Parish.

Burial will take place at Tod Homestead Cemetery, Youngstown.

Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to sign the guest book and send condolences to Felix’s family.

To send flowers to Felix’s family, please visit our floral section.

A television tribute will air Monday, March 9, at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.

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