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Benito Rivera
In Memory of
Benito Ulpiano
Rivera Sr.
1952 - 2018
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Obituary for Benito Rivera Sr.

Benito  Rivera Sr.
SFC (Ret) Benito U. Rivera, Sr. of Aberdeen, MD passed away on July 29, 2018 in Hopewell, Virginia.  He was 65 years old.  He was the devoted husband to Carmen L. Rivera for 41 years. 
Mr. Rivera was born in San German, Puerto Rico to Ramonita Casiano and the late Ulpiano Rivera.  He was the loving father to Benito U. Rivera, Jr and his wife, Kim Rivera and father to Maritza Rivera.  He was the adoring grandfather to Ian Rivera and Landon Rivera.  He is survived by his siblings, Jose A. Rivera, Elson Casiano, Elizabeth Ortiz, Maritza Johnson, and Benjamin Santiago.
Mr. Rivera retired from the United States Army after serving 20 years of service and received the Meritorious Service Medal in Aberdeen Proving Ground. While he was in the Army, he served during the Persian Gulf War and received a Bronze Star. He retired from the civil service after 8+ years in APG, Maryland/Ft. Lee, Virginia. He also worked for the Maryland Freestate Challenge Program at APG., MD
A viewing will be held on  Friday, August 3, 2018 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at the Zellman Funeral Home 123 South Washington Street, Havre de Grace, MD.  Where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 10:30 AM at the Zellman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Benito U. Rivera Jr, Jose A. Rivera Sr., Elson Casiano, Jose A. Rivera Jr., Eric Rivera, Alex Rivera, Sergio Ortiz, and Reynaldo Young.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Ian Rivera, and Eric Ortiz.
Interment will be at Harford Memorial Gardens, Havre De Grace, MD.
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