Jesus Rivera-Pacheco, 84, of Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at WellSpan York Hospital. He was the husband of Maria C. Rivera.

Born in Maricao, Puerto Rico on August 26, 1936, Jesus was a son of the late Santos and Virginia (Pacheco) Rivera. He was a United States Army veteran. Jesus loved music and gardening. His favorite instrument was the bongo, but above all his favorite thing was to make new friends.

In addition to his wife, Jesus is survived by nine children, Jesus Rivera, Jr., Milagro Rivera, Charlie Rivera, Virginia Rivera, Melvin Rivera, Henry Rivera, Jacob Rivera, Maria Rivera, and Gabriel Rivera, a daughter-in-law, Idia Rivera, a son-in-law, David Cedeno, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a sister, Elva Rivera, and four brothers, Salvado Rivera, William Rivera, Juani Rivera, and Junior Rivera.

A viewing will be held from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 6th at Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., 126 South 9th Street, Lebanon. Interment with full military honors will be held at the convenience of the family at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. is entrusted with the arrangements. Please share your memories with the family at our online guest book at