Epifanio Rivera, age 94 of Gary, IN passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2020. He is survived by 5 children: Elena Rivera, Teresa (Donato) Salinas, Robert (Deb) Celestin, Alfred Celestin and Ofe (Martin) Bazan; grandchildren and great grandchildren; special grandsons, Steven and Justin; special brother in-law, Felix Torres; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Lydia Rivera (1991); siblings: Loretto Rivera, Alonzo Rivera, Paula Maldonado and Dionisio Rivera.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 7132 Arizona Avenue, Hammond, IN with Rev. Charles Mosley officiating. Cremation to follow. Visitation at the FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, November 6, 2020 and from 9:30 am until time of Mass at the Church on Saturday morning. Rev. Terry Steffens will hold services at 5:00 pm Friday. **(MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE REQUIRED)**
Epifanio retired from Inland Steel Company. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. To share an online condolence, logon to www.fifefuneralhome.com
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