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• Manuel R. Rivera Sr.
Manuel R. Rivera Sr.
Manuel R. Rivera Sr. of Hilo and formerly of Kekaha, died Jan. 5, 2005, at Hilo Medical Center.
Born in Koloa on May 2, 1918, he was a former heavy equipment operator for Kekaha Sugar Plantation.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Friends may call again from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Kekaha; Funeral Mass at 2 p.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Community Cemetery.
He is survived by three sons: Manuel Rivera Jr. of Hayward, Calif., Vincent (Luwika) Rivera of Hilo and Martin Rivera of Kekaha; three daughters: Virginia “Shima” (Stanley) Madera of Manteca, Calif., Elizabeth (Carlos) Gonsalves of King City, Ore., and Ramona Rivera of Hilo; three brothers: Daniel (Gladys) Rivera of Ewa Beach, Frank (Louise) Rivera of Ceres, Calif., and Robert “Bobby” (Marla) Rivera of Honolulu; four sisters: Bella Boreliz of Hayward, Calif, Minnie Morales of Wahiawa, Marsha (Bobby) Stant of Hayward, Calif., and Mary Gandia of Kekaha; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are being handled by Dodo Mortuary, Inc.
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