Armando (Nando) José Rivero González, age 77, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, DE. He was born January 15, 1942, in Cumaná, Venezuela, to Castor Rivero and Francisca (Panchita) González. He was a Professional Soccer Player in his early adulthood and later he became an entrepreneur. On February 26, 1969, he married Lezze M. García San Juan. Together, they had two daughters and a son. Nando and Lezze enjoyed traveling together as well as spending time with family and friends. Nando’s special interests and hobbies included spending time with his children, caring for his grandchildren, taking walks with the dogs, gardening, and caring for the yard. Some of his favorite times out and about were to watch his grandchildren play soccer, basketball and baseball; having beers with friends and family, and watching professional soccer games with his son. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Lezze; daughters, Lezze Ana (Juan), Lizzel (Francisco), and son, Armando (Raisa); 6 grandchildren Ana Karina, Alejandro, Anna Victoria, Manuel, Nico and Vali; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 25, 2019 at eleven at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 7 Sharpley Rd. Wilmington, DE 19803. The family will greet friends at church on Monday from 10:00 am until the time of service. Burial will be private.