Mr. Hector Rivera, 92, of Frederick, passed away peacefully at home on August 24, 2021
Born June 22, 1929 in Ft. Worth, TX, Hector was the son of the late Felix Rivera and the late Victoria Alvarez. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, and served in the Korean War. After his military service, he graduated from the University of Arizona on the G.I. Bill and was recruited by Philco Ford to work in the communications field in England where he met his wife of 66 years, Marianna Rivera. Thereafter, he worked in international telecommunications, serving governmental and international organizations in 65 countries. Hector received numerous achievement citations and awards for his work. He enjoyed traveling to Nepal where he rode elephants, visiting China and the Great Wall and climbing the pyramids of Mexico. He was an avid post retirement golfer, loved tournaments and relaxing with his golf buddies.
As the oldest of seven children, Hector is preceded in death by his daughter, Carmen Ramona Rivera Griffin, brother Felix Rivera Jr., sister Mary Smith, Frank Alvarez, Manuel Alvarez and Lenora Herron. In addition to his loving wife, Marianna, he is survived by his son Michael Rivera, sister Rachel Allison, grandson Michael Gore, granddaughter Jamie McCall; six great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on September 4, 2021 at the Resthaven Funeral Home & Community Center, 9501 Catoctin Mountain Hwy. in Frederick. Inurnment will be private. Floral tributes are welcome, or in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Frederick Maryland.
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