Ruben Rivera of Glen Cove died on Dec. 23, 2015, at age 79. Beloved husband of Anna. Father of Joseph, Melinda, Kimmy and Marcos. Brother of Salvatore, Edna and Sarah. Grandfather of Heather, Kira, Gabriel, Tristan, Amber, Tyler, Faith, Christopher and Elizabeth. Proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Ruben was an artist who loved sculpture, portraits and manufactured his own toy soldiers. He was an active parishioner in his church. Visitation at Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home of Glen Cove, www.dodgethomas.com. Service at the City of Refuge Church of Glen Cove. Interment Calverton National Cemetery.