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Nicholas Rivera, 37, of 1953 Glendale Ave., Bethlehem, passed away on May 26, 2017.
He was born Dec. 3, 1979, in New York City, a son of William (wife Theola) Rivera Jr. and Olga Yapul.

Nicholas attended 12 years of school.
He worked as a contractor laborer during his career.
He was a sports fanatic, especially of the New York Jets. He enjoyed cooking and eating. He was a good father, and especially enjoyed chillin' with his children.

Nicholas is survived by four children, Alexis, Elijah, Angel and Isaiah; his father and stepmother, William and Theola Rivera, of Sunbury; aunt, Awilda Rivera; aunt, Mildred and Joseph Rivera; brother, James and Laura Rivera; sister, Venus Rivera-Mulligan; brother, Juan Rivera; and brothers and sister through marriage, Kirt, Craig, Mark, Rachel and Daniel Gittens.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Estrella Rivera; and aunt, Naomi Rivera-Martinez.

Friends and family may visit from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 356 Vine St., Sunbury, followed by the funeral at 11, with Pastor Mark Gittens officiating.
Interment will follow in Pomfret Manor Cemetery, Sunbury.
The family of Nicholas Rivera would like to encourage anyone struggling with a drug addiction to seek help.

Arrangements are by the David T. Zweier Funeral Home Inc., 157 Chestnut St., Sunbury.
Condolences may be made at davidzweierfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 27, 2017
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