Samuel Rivera, 76, of Newcomerstown, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at Lafayette Pointe Nursing and Rehab Center

West Lafayette.

He was born Wednesday, July 3, 1935, in Puerto Rico.

He worked at Kobel Nursery.

On Friday, May 26, 1989, he married Mona (Simpson) Jones-Rivera, who survives.

He is also survived by one son, Manual Rivera of Puerto Rico; three daughters, Carmen Stokes of Coshocton, Sonei and Ana

Rivera of Puerto Rico; one stepson, John Roof of Newcomerstown; three stepdaughters, Cynthia Roof, Charmine Roof and Deedra Evans all of Coshocton; several grandchildren; two brothers; six sisters and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Samuel Rivera.

Services were Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at the Addy Funeral Home, Newcomerstown, with Pastor Martin Addy officiating. Online condolences may be made at