Dr. James Riviere

Dr. James "Jim" Riviere

Saturday, June 21st, 1941 - Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
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Dr. James (Jim) Riviere, 79, of Marco Island, FL, died on November 10, 2020 after a lengthy illness. He was born June 21, 1941 in Arkansas and was the son of the late Horace and Elsie Riviere.
Jim majored in Economics at the University of Washington, obtained an MBA from American Graduate University, and a PhD in Industrial Engineering from Pacific Western University.
Dr. Riviere’s professional career was broad. A business executive and logistician, he had extensive experience in government with the US Postal Service, the aerospace industry with Boeing, and in commercial enterprises for companies such as the Burroughs Corporation. In addition, Jim served as Marco Island’s City Manager for almost four years until his retirement in 2013.
Survivors include his wife Wanda; his four sons, Louis, Robert, Joe, and Jack; brother Milton, and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeanne Marie, and a son, William.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions can be mailed to the Tisch Brain Tumor Center, DUMC 3624, Durham, NC 27710 or online to
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Barbara Cummings

Posted at 07:50pm
Jim was one of the most inspirational men that I have ever met and he graced my life. He put his heart and his wit in everything he did and that includes his long courageous battle with cancer. I was inspired by his courage, to say nothing of his wisdom and his beauty as a human being.


Posted at 07:08pm
I have most fond memories of Jim, a dear friend. I will miss his humor and humanity. He was a brilliant man. My deepest condolences to his beloved wife Wanda and my dearest friend. Love, Dorothy

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