2010-07-09 / Obits

John N. Rivara


John N. Rivara, 97, a 90-year Rockaway resident, died June 30.

Rivara was the former proprietor of B.R. Sharp and Son Electrical Contractors of Woodmere, New York. He is a World War II veteran who served in the Philippines and later received a degree in Electrical Engineering from Pace University.

Rivara was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Grimaldi; and brother, Frederick.

He is survived by his sons, John Jr. (Paula) and Eugene (Janet); daughters, Louise Malusis and Rosemary Anderson; grandchildren, Natalie, Katie, Cori and Monica Rivara, and Michael Anderson; and sister, Angela Rivara.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Meserole Funeral Home, Inwood, New York. A funeral mass was held at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Far Rockaway. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lawrence, New York.

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