Day and night, Joaquin Rivera's family is haunted by two unbearable thoughts.
The first is of Rivera, a beloved Puerto Rican musician and high school counselor, dying in the waiting room of a Frankford hospital that he visited on Saturday, while suffering with pain in his arm and torso.
The second is of three cold-blooded vultures who, police said, preyed upon the 63-year-old father of three during his final moments, when they stole his old wristwatch.
"Oh, my God, I have so many mixed feeling about all of this," said Rivera's son, Joaquin Rivera Jr.
"He was the greatest man I ever knew. I don't know how something like this could happen to him."
According to Philadelphia police, Rivera walked into Aria Health's Frankford Campus, on Frankford Avenue near Harrison Street, about 10:45 p.m. Saturday.
He was alone, and apparently had walked from his nearby home on Duffield S
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