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9/9/2020 10:50:00 AM
Tony L. Riva
June 21, 1971 - September 7, 2020
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Tony L. Riva, 49, of Springfield IL, formerly of Kincaid, IL passed away at 7:15 p.m., Monday, September 7, 2020 at St. Johns hospital in Springfield, Ill. surrounded by his family.

Tony was born the son of Rudy and Marilyn (Emerson) Riva on Wednesday June 21, 1971 in Springfield, Ill.

Tony went to Kincaid High School where he was known for his sportsmanship, his sense of humor, and his kind heart. He worked in the construction industry, having previously worked as a corrections officer, a security system installer, and general laborer.

He enjoyed playing pool, listening to classic rock music, watching sports and spending time with his friends and family. He loved his Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bulls, Illini and Nascar seasons. His most valued treasure was his daughter Alison whom he loved very much.

Tony was preceded in death by his mother Marilyn Riva, his grandparents John P. and Wreatha Riva and Fred and Rosalie Emerson, and his uncle Don Emerson.

He is survived by his daughter Alison Wrigley Riva of Tovey, Ill., his father Rudy Riva Sr. along with companion Laura Agrippino of Kincaid, Ill.,  his brothers Rudy (Jennifer) Riva Jr. of Belleville, Ill. and  Erin (Gina) Riva of Palm Coast, Fla., nephews: Jeffrey Riva and Jake Smith, nieces: Nikole Riva and Jordan (Anthony) Midgett, a great- niece Remyngtin, aunts: Vickie (Don) Henley, Sharon (Rick) Smith, and Dorothy Emerson and uncles: Wesley (Sheila) Riva, and Ron (Dale) Emerson, many cousins and friends.

Visitation for Tony will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Masterson Funeral Home in Kincaid, Ill. with burial to follow at a later date.  Reverend Chad Foster will close service with a brief prayer service.

Masterson Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family.

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