Staples Mourns Death Of Timari Rivera

Timari Rivera, a senior at Staples High School, died suddenly from a previously existing medical condition.

A 6-7 native of Bridgeport, he was a member of the Wreckers’ basketball program. Tryouts for this year’s team have been postponed by COVID, to January 19.

A scouting report on social media said he had “the unteachables in D1 size and strength and a soft touch….an excellent target and a scoring threat.”

School officials are providing support to Timari’s friends and classmates, and to the Rivera family.

No further information is available at this time.

Timari Rivera, on the sideline …

… and the court.



3 responses to “Staples Mourns Death Of Timari Rivera

  1. Ciara Webster

    Thank you Dan for bringing Timari’s passing to our attention.
    I am sure he will be missed terribly by his team and class mates.
    I never saw him play but can only imagine what an asset he was to the wreckers.
    Condolences to his family and friends.
    May he Rest In Peace..

  2. This heartbreaking tragedy is a shock also a reminder how precious and fragile life is. Spirit lives in the heart and is everlasting. His life on earth brief, his memory will live on by those whose lives he touched with love
    Sincerest condolences to his family and friends.
    Cherish one another, each moment, each day is a gift.

  3. Elizabeth Besen

    A terrible tragedy. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.