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Tina Marie Rivera

March 27, 1961 — November 2, 2022

Saginaw, Michigan

Tina Marie Rivera

Our loving mother, grandmother and sister, went home to be with the Lord on November 2, 2022. Age 61 years.

She was born on March 27, 1961, daughter of the late Joseph and Lila (Jesse) Podojak, in Saginaw. Tina married Pedro Rivera on October 20, 1978. He predeceased her on April 14, 2015. She enjoyed listening and dancing to music, while she cleaned her home. She enjoyed caring for and spoiling her dog, Chewy and cat, Bucko. Tina was a loving, nurturing, great mother, with a huge sense of humor. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.


Tina will be missed by her children, Lori (Manuel) Miranda, Ernestina Rivera (Samuel Coss), Rhonda Rivera (Arsenio Dukes,Sr.) and Zachary Rivera; her step-sons, Pedro Rivera, II, Santino Rivera, Sergio Rivera and their families; her grandchildren, Julian Olivarez, Jr., Liliana Romero, Ethan Walton, Giovani Rivera, Jumari Rivera, Ivan Rivera, My’Angel Rivera, Arsenio Dukes, Jr., Dor’Rhonda Dukes and many other grandchildren; many great grandchildren; her sisters and brothers, Lisa Chacon, Joseph (Amanda) Podojak, Todd (Tammy) Podojak and Melissa (Richard) Gomez, II; many nieces and nephews, including her special nieces, Arrianna Rivera and Tiffany Gomez; her special friends, Yvonne, David, Virginia, Rena and Ruby and her Goddaughter, Jitisha Taylor. She was predeceased by her grandchildren, Alexis Rivera, Serenity and Sencere Dukes, her step-sons, Stevie and Bobby Rivera.


Funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at W. L. Case and Company, 4480 Mackinaw Road. George Drain will officiate with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Monday, November 7, 2022 at the chapel from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may with to consider the wishes of the family, in care of Ernestina Rivera.

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Monday, November 7, 2022

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

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