Truck Driver/Owner Operator, Israel "Izzy" Rivera age 59 passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Inspira Medical Center, Vineland. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y on July 20, 1961 to Benigno Rivera and Nelly Rodriguez Rivera.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Annette (Goswick) Rivera of Millville; son, Nicholas Ray Goswick and wife, kaylynn Goswick of Millville; son, Christopher Lee Rivera and wife, Amanda Rivera of Millville; son, Steven Israel Rivera and Amanda of Millville and son, Brian Samuel Rivera of Millville; 7 Grandchildren, Blake Goswick and wife, Haley Goswick of Tennessee, Madison Goswick of Millville and Bailey Goswick of Millville, Nicholas Ray Goswick JR of Millville, Macie Rivera of Millville and Benjamin Rivera of Millville, Brielle Hayes of Millville and Gianna Hayes of Millville and Adriana McMillian and Briella Victor of Millville.
Preceded in death by granddaughter, Amy Goswick; 3 brothers and sister, Benjamin Rivera of Vineland, Nelson Rivera of Atlanta, Samuel Rivera of Vineland, Haydee Rodriguez of Vineland; 7 nieces and nephews, Kristy Echevarria, Anthony Rivera, Nadenne Rivera, Nelson D Rivera, Amanda Rivera, Alexis Tirado and Michael Rodriguez.
Izzy started in trucking going with his older brothers. He already new that working as a Truck Driver was the career he would choose. Izzy started working as soon as he received his drivers license. He has traveled all over the United States, met and became friends with other Truck Driver's, Brokers, Farmer's and trucking company's. He loved his job. His dream was to one day to own his own trucking company and it was fulfilled and called, I Rivera & Sons Trucking.
He loved fast car's, his favorite was his Buick Grand Nationals. Most of all, he loved his family, going fishing with his father and his sons at the Ocean and taking his family places to have a good time. His favorite was taking his family on vacations to Florida for family get togethers. Izzy was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, He will truly be missed by so many.
Family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 10am to 12pm with funeral services at 11:30am at DeMarco-Luisi Funeral Home 2755 S. Lincoln Ave., Vineland. Burial will follow in Siloam Cemetery, Vineland.