This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
Joaquín Rivera, Sr., worked as a Spanish bilingual counselor assistant for 26 years at Olney High School. Rivera died tragically while waiting for care at an ER last week. Rivera was also a community activist and a musician with the group Los Pleneros del Batey.
Joaquín’s family extended an invitation to all his School District colleagues to attend services that are scheduled for this Friday and Saturday:
Friday, December 4, 2009 6-9:00 p.m.
John F. Givnish Funeral Home 10975 Academy Road Philadelphia, PA 19154
Services and Burial
Saturday, December 5, 2009 10 a.m.
St. Ambrose Church 6th and Venango Streets Philadelphia, PA 19140