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Shawn Jeffrey Rivers, 40 years old, of Penfield, NY died suddenly June 13, 2024. Shawn is survived by his loving mother Lynn Rivers, his stepfather Tom Derion, his sister Erica Rivers (niece Isla Rivers), and his dear children Kelsi and Kaden Rivers (Nikki Rivers). Shawn is also survived by his wife Margaret (her children Livy, Westin, Sunny), Grandfather Don Macdonald, and his many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is predeceased by his father Jeffrey Rivers, whom he adored and looked up to, his Grandmother Betty Jo Macdonald, and Uncles Dave Macdonald, Steve Rivers, and Randy Burns.

Shawn was born in Albuquerque, NM on August 27, 1983. His family relocated to Penfield, NY in 1984. After graduating from Penfield High School, he attended Plattsburgh State University, before returning to Penfield. He built a career around construction and will live on through the many beautiful projects he completed around the area.

Growing up, Shawn’s father trained him to defend himself, wrestle, and taught him to be an avid outdoorsman. They enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, swimming, scuba diving, wakeboarding, snowmobiling, snowboarding, flying airplanes, and his greatest passion in life, sailing with his children, family, and friends. Shawn cultivated many of these passions and skills in his kids. His favorite places were Sodus Bay, Brockport Yacht Club, and anywhere out on Lake Ontario.

Shawn was regarded by his family and friends as an extremely hard-working father and coach that would move mountains for his kids. He will be missed dearly by all that had the pleasure of knowing him and we will always remember the teachings, laughs, and adventures.

Friends and Family may call THURSDAY June 20th from 4-8 PM at Miller Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. (3325 Winton Rd. S., Roch., NY 14623). Shawn’s Funeral Service will be held FRIDAY 11 AM June 21st at St. Joseph’s Church (43 Gebhardt Rd., Penfield, NY 14526). Interment private. In lieu of flowers, financial contributions can be made to trusts for the children. Contributions can be mailed to Lynn Rivers, 57 Enwright Drive, Fairport, NY 14450.

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