Andres Eloy Rivera passed away peacefully on September 16, 2023, surrounded by his loved ones, and listening to his favorite music. He was 56 years old. Andres was born in Havana, Cuba, and grew up in East Little Havana. He graduated from Miami High School, and later earned his bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Barry University. Andres continued his education at the Florida International University, where he completed a master of science degree in Health Informatics and Analytics. He started his professional career in the non-profit sector and transitioned to health IT. For the past few years and until his death, he enjoyed working as a Clinical Informatics Analyst at Jackson Health System.
Andres had an unapparelled zest for life. His enthusiasm was infectious; he made a lasting impression on everybody he met. One could not resist being excited about the things he was passionate about. He was erudite, intellectual, refined, and generous. Yet, at the same time, he possessed a child-like excitement, dry, and often dark sense of humor, and above all, humanity. Andres could talk to anybody, and he always did. No task was too big or too small to help a friend. He whole-heartedly committed to causes he believed in, with social justice at the forefront of his pursuits.
From an early age, Andres was an avid reader, interested in literature, poetry philosophy, politics, and social studies. Andres pursued many interests, but his love and extensive knowledge of various genres of music and art were truly remarkable. He loved to share music, films, and books. People he met often received e-mails and packages with articles, notes, recommendations for best restaurants, concerts, and upcoming cultural events. He supported local libraries, donated books, but always found and brought home more. He loved exploring new restaurants, museums, and cultural events.
Andres’ legacy will live in the hearts of his family, countless friends, and those whose lives he touched. His kind spirit, resilience, and humanity will continue to inspire all of us. He is survived by his wife Nicole, her parents, and the family of his friends. Celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Levitt-Weinstein Blasberg Rubin Zilbert Memorial Chapel, in North Miami Beach. Donations in Andres’ name can be made to Miami Rescue Mission (https://miamirescuemission.wufoo.com/forms/z16cdnzm03fygc9/).
Obituary published on Legacy.com by Levitt-Weinstein Blasberg, Rubin-Zilbert Memorial Chapels on Sep. 26, 2023.