Luis A Rivera - age: 73
(August 28, 1946 to August 19, 2020 )
Resident of Norridge, Illinois
A graveside service will be held Friday, August 21st, 10:30 am, meet at cemetery entrance at
5400 N Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60630
Benson Family Funeral Home
3224 W. Montrose Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our cherished Luis A. Rivera (known to loved ones and friends as “Papa Lou”) at the age of 73 on August 19, 2020.
Lou was born on August 28, 1946 in Manati, Puerto Rico and moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1953. Luis was known for being a very hard worker who, at various times in his life, worked three jobs to provide for his family.
Lou was also a friend to many, especially at Central Baptist Village, his home for the last 6 years. One of Lou’s most admirable qualities was his humble nature and his willingness to help out friends and family without question. In his spare time, Lou enjoyed riding his bike outdoors and reading, but what he loved most was being a grandfather.
Lou was the adored father of Anita, cherished grandfather to Brianna and Niccolas, beloved brother of Leonor, Esther, Ana and Juan Jr. Lou was also the uncle to many nieces and nephews and dearly loved by many friends and family.
Lou was preceded in death by his mother Margarita Rivera (nee Guzman), father Juan and brother Robert.
Although Lou has left us far too soon, he has left an imprint of kindness and generosity on the hearts of all who had the privilege to know and love him.
A graveyard service will be held, Friday, August 21, 2020 at 10:30 am at Montrose Cemetery 5400 N. Pulaski Rd. Chicago, IL 60630. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation 110 East 42nd Street, 16th Floor New York, NY 10017.