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Carmelo S. Rivera

Carmelo S. Rivera, age 100, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022 at his residence following a short illness.

Born August 23, 1921 in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, he came to Lorain in 1948 when he was recruited to work at US Steel. Carmelo retired from US Steel in 1983 as a freight train engine controller after 35 years of service.
Carmelo moved to Florida in 1990 where he resided until returning to Lorain in 2015.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Chapel in Lorain and the United Steel Workers Union Local 1104.
Carmelo enjoyed fishing, bike riding and was a pretty good domino’s player.
Surviving is his wife of 67 years, Ana (nee Calderon); sons, Herson of Lorain, David (Bonnie) of Denver and John (Tari) of Cleveland; daughters, Roxanna Rivera and Elva Rivera both of Lorain, and Carmen Rivera of Florida; sixteen grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren and eleven great great-grandchildren; sisters, Luisa Pagan of Grafton and Teresa Velez of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pedro and Maria (nee Soto) Rivera; and seven sisters.
Carmelo’s wishes were to be cremated

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So sorry for your loss to the entire family.May he rest in peace in GODS hands until you meet again.

Cookie Pinero Jan 8 2022 2:50 AM

My deepest condolences
Rivera family so very sorry for your loss

Lina Mottl Jan 7 2022 10:21 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carmelo Rivera

Lina Mottl Jan 7 2022 10:19 AM

We send our heartfelt condolences to the entire Rivera family and extended family..may your Dads memories stay close to your hearts always, he was one of the greatest in our Lorain Community, a man of honor, dignity and respect 🙌...it showed in how well he raised his children...rest in heavenly peace..
Heart condolences Camacho/Aviles family.

Edwin B Camacho Aviles Jan 7 2022 5:51 AM

I remember him from my childhood My condolences to the family r.i.h.

Nilsa arce Jan 6 2022 2:57 PM

So sorry for your loss! I remember him so well from my childhood ! God bless your entire family during this time.

Irma Quinones Jan 6 2022 9:21 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carmelo Rivera

Irma Quinones Jan 6 2022 9:19 AM

Our deepest condolences to the family ...

Louie & Nilda Morales Jan 6 2022 9:17 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carmelo Rivera

Louie & Nilda Morales Jan 6 2022 9:15 AM

My deepest condolences to the whole Rivera family. My your father rest in Gods Glory.

Jeanette Spychola Jan 6 2022 6:23 AM

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