Theodore J. Rivers Jr.
Theodore J. Rivers Jr., 78 of Lily Dale, NY passed away peacefully Saturday, March 9, 2019 at UPMC-Hamot.
He was born in Niagara Falls, NY to the late Theodore J. and Florence A.(Clark) Rivers on April 22nd. Ted graduated from Niagara Falls High School and later served on the Army National Guard for four years. A jack of all trades, Ted enjoyed working as a mechanic, but spent over 20 happy years working in food service before retiring from the Cassadaga Job Corps.
Ted lived in Lily Dale with his wife where he enjoyed attending local events and summer concerts. His favorite pastimes were having a good chat and telling a good joke. You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone he wouldn’t consider a friend. He loved his family, friends, pets and community fiercely.
He is survived by his wife, Cecily, daughter and son in law Deborah and Fenton Maggio, brother William Rivers, niece Glenna Pastor and nephews Scott Rivers and Thomas (Marsha) Rivers and sister-in-law Judy.
A celebration of life will be scheduled for late Spring when the the weather warms, the snow melts and the snowbirds return. Details to be announced at a later date.
The Rivers’ would like to thank all of Ted’s family, by blood and extension for their love and support during this time.