Rivas, Ismael Maldonado

Ismael Maldonado Rivas, 60 of Lorain, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 24, 2020. He was an avid Cleveland sports fan, especially basketball. “Junior” enjoyed jazz and salsa music; dancing; and doing carpentry work. More importantly, he loved to help others, always putting them before himself.

Junior is survived by his daughter, Ana Gonzalez; grandsons, Michael, Jorge, and Jadiah; siblings, Brunie Rodriguez (Tito), David Maldonado, and Jackie Maldonado Rivas (fiancé, Kenneth Parker); nieces and nephews, Gilbert Cuevas, Carla Rodriguez, and Damian Rodriguez; and a great nephew, Niko Holmes.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ismael and Maria; and a brother, Gilbert Maldonado.

The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp. on Thursday from 4-6pm for a memorial celebration of his life.

Posted in Obituaries.


  1. To The Maldonado Rivas Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. We Pray to God that may the love of those around you and God help you through the days ahead.

    God Bless You.

    Miguel Garcia Family

  2. I am deeply shocked by the passing of Ismael, and offer our deepest condolences to Jackie, Bruni, David, and all Ismael’s family! Throughout my school years we shared many classes together!! May he rest in peace!!

  3. Ismael was a great person, and been like family to me since I was young. May his soul live on forever and watch over his friends and family. My deepest condolences❤️

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