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Peter J. Cuevas, Jr.

Published: Wednesday, November 09, 2011, 6:46 AM
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. ó Peter J. Cuevas Jr., 79, of Iselin, N.J.,
a former Staten Island resident and a retired maintenance supervisor, died yesterday at home.

Born in Manhattan, Mr. Cuevas moved to Great Kills in the 1970s and to Huguenot a short time later. He settled in Iselin 23 years ago.  Mr. Cuevas worked for 33 years as a maintenance supervisor the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, working out of Newark Airport, He retired in 1991.  Mr. Cuevas served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War, serving from 1950 to 1954.

He received his bachelorís degree from St. Peterís College, Jersey City, N.J.  Mr. Cuevas was actively involved with the Boy Scouts on Staten Island for the past 50 years. He served as assistant Scout master for Troop 8 and was a member of the Order of the Arrow, Aquehongian Lodge 112, where he was a vigil member of the lodge. He recognized for his service in Scouting receiving the Silver Beaver, the highest adult Scouting award. He also received the Bronze Pelican, the St. George Award, the Award of Merit and the Wood Badge.

He was a parishioner of St. Ceceliaís R.C. Church, Iselin, N.J.  Mr. Cuevas volunteered with the Staten Island Alzheimerís Foundation and was an avid fan of the Mets and Jets.  Mr. Cuevas enjoyed traveling having visited 49 states, all except Arizona, according to family.
His son, Robert Cuevas, died in 1993.

Surviving are his wife of 23 years, the former Emily Henry; one son, William; one daughter, Lisa Milazzo; three stepsons, Edward, Thomas and James Harkins; one stepdaughter, Kathleen Harkins; one brother, Raymond; two sisters, Johanna Cuevas and Doris Ramos; 15 grandchildren, and his former wife, Maria Cuevas.

The funeral will be Saturday from the Meislohn-Silvie Funeral Home, Port Richmond, with a mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Cecelia Church. Arrangements include cremation.

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