John Eric Rivera
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John Eric
1955 - 2017
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Obituary for John Eric Rivera

John Eric  Rivera
John Eric Rivera, 62, of Kula, passed away on December 11, 2017 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on October 9, 1955 in Wailuku.
A Celebration of life will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017, at the Hawaiian Homes Community Center in Paukukalo.
John worked as a production manager for Azekas. He retired from Hale Pauhana as a Maintenance Groundskeeper. He loved spending time listening to music with his Ohana and friends, fishing, fixing vehicles and small engine equipment. Traveling to Las Vegas any chance he could. He also enjoyed cooking especially his famous Loko and Pork & Peas for family gatherings.
John is survived by his sweetheart, Robin Newhouse; mother, Virginia”Blondie” Hoopai Kuaana; children, John Rivera Jr. (Jere), Kealii Rivera, Janel Rivera (Darrell); brothers and sisters, Raymond “Maka” Rivera (Bill Smith), Lorna “Ona” Kumalae, Stacey Hosino (Moses-deceased), James Victor “Kimo” Kukini Rivera, Virginia “Ipo” Kamaka, Judy (Richard) Pazlik, Duane Flemming Rivera (Grata); and Dexter Rivera (Remy); 8 grandchildren, Kamaile, Kawai, Hiilei, Kelcie, Chelsea, Jadacyn, Devin, Jade; hanai children, Alayna Hosino, Bill-Rylen Hosino, Kimberly Newhouse, Kim Burger, Shannon Kop, and Koa Williams; hanai brother, Tyler Azeka; hanai sister, Cheryl Fernandez (Edward); hanai grandson, Edward Vierra; Godson, Brad Hosino; best friend, Stanley Bega; and numerous nieces and nephews, aunties and uncles; his pidgeon and dog.

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