Thursday, December 25, 2008

Ron Rivera, Potter Devoted to Clean Water, Dies at 60 - Obituary (Obit) -

As the year draws to a close, it is a time to remember those who passed. I always look forward to reading the New York Times year end issue "The Lives They Lived" to read about fascinating people that died throughout the year. Often I come across people who I had not heard of and their contributions. 

This one in particular drew my attention because he was a Bronx born Puerto Rican who devoted his life to helping others. He was a potter that created "Potters for Peace" and help build 30 factories in the poorest parts of the world. His main cause was bringing clean water to stop disease. It is ironic that he died at 60 due to malaria while finishing his 30th factory, this one in Nigeria. 

Read the obituary below to learn more about this great human. The second link is to the article in this week's NYT Magazine.

Ron Rivera, Potter Devoted to Clean Water, Dies at 60 - Obituary (Obit) -


Morena's Bohio said...

His cause of death was ironic indeed. As I always like to say, another Latino leaving dashes of color in the world.

He had a wonderful cause, may his soul be blessed.

cumba said...

I agree, we are all over and it's a shame that some have to die before others are aware of their contributions. This is why I am so proud of all of the wonderful bloggers, like you, who are contributing to getting information out there.