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“Rob- It's been 4 years since you left us. I miss you my dear brother. I still can't believe it. Life feels so distorted with your passing. It's my...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Sylvia - CA

“I was so very saddened to hear of Robert's passing. I will always remember the big smile and warm embrace that he blessed me with every time I saw...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Kevin T. Chandler - Maplewood, NJ

“Dear Rivera Family, Robert will be sorely missed. We grew up together and I always knew him as a good guy. Please accept our heartfelt condolances...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Efren & Sandra Bonilla - Syracuse, NY

“My dear Lloyda -- Our hearts are breaking for you and your family. You all, and especially Robert, are in our prayers. With love and condolences,...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Laura Whitmire & Greg Benson - NJ

“We hope that prayers, friends and family will give the Rivera family strength during this very difficult time. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: The Acevedo Family - Maplewood, NJ

“My heart and prayers are with you at this time of need. Sherry E. Smith ASP ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Sherry E. Smith

“I will miss you so much my love. Thank you for 20 wonderful years and 2 amazing children. You were my world, See you in my dreams. LOVE YOU!!!!...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Loyda Rivera - Maplewood, NJ

“Just wanted to share my condolences with you and let you know that you are in our prayers during this time of loss. I know that God will give you...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Esther Engelhaupt - Tampa, FL


Robert Rivera, 45, of Maplewood died on Saturday, April 11, 2009, in Overlook Hospital, Summit. The family will be receiving relatives and friends at The Jacob A. Holle Funeral Home, 2122 Millburn Ave., Maplewood, on Wednesday, April 15, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., with a funeral service to be held at 7:30 p.m. Interment is private. For more information or to send condolences, please visit jacobhollefuneralhome.com.

Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Mr. Rivera lived in Maplewood for 12 years. He was a station agent for the MTA in New York City from 1994 to the present.

Robert Rivera graced the world with laughter, love, compassion, and an absolute devotion to family and friends. The best of the best, to all who knew him, Robert will forever be remembered. He is survived by his best friend and wife, Loyda; his life-loving daughter, Maegan; his "mini-me" Tyler, and his extended family, Virginia, Elba, Lillian, Sylvia and Jason.

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