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OBIT-Jose Rivas

PALMVIEW – Jose Rivas, 72, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at his home in Palmview.

Mr. Rivas was born on April 25, 1942, in Mission to Dario Rivas and Catalina Blanco and grew up in Rio Grande City where he graduated from high school. He served in the Marine Corps as Air Wing Sergeant from 1963 to 1967, was a Vietnam Veteran and was honorably discharged.

He settled in Southern California and married Theresa Vaca, to whom he was married 21 years. He graduated from California State University Long Beach with a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology-electronics. He had a career with Southern California Edison as a nuclear quality control engineer.

Survivors include his wife, Maria Escamilla; daughter, Mary Flores; daughter, Ramona Rivas-Godines; sister, Natalia; brothers, Dario Ruben and Roberto; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Rebecca, Elida and Lucila..

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 12, at 3 p.m. at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission. It will be followed by a reception at Corpus Bail Bonds, 1401 E. Griffin Parkway in Mission.

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