Edward Rivera, 58, of Plainsboro died Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in New York City, he resided in Plainsboro. Before becoming ill, he held an exectuive position at Playworld Systems in Lewisburg, PA. Edward is also an honored veteran of the United States Air Force who received a National Defense Service medal. He is the son of the late Jose and Eugenia (Robles) Rivera, brother of the late, Jose Rivera, Jr., he is survived by a son Osmar Toro, two brothers Nelson and Noel Rivera, four sisters Miriam Ortiz, Evelyn, Delia and Danette Rivera. Also, his grandchildren, Gage, Asia, Rayden and Alivia eight nephews, four nieces, grand nephews and nieces as well. Eddie as he is best known, was a charismatic, always smiling, generous man who was active in his community. He will be greatly missed by all his friends and neighbors. The Visitation will be held Thursday, September 1, 2011 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home 40 Vandeventer Avenue, princeton, NJ 08542. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:30 am Friday September 2, 2011, at Queenship of Mary Church, 19 Dey Road, Plainsboro. Burial will follow in Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, North Hanover Township.