Peter J. Cuevas, Jr.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011, 6:46 AM
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. ó Peter J. Cuevas Jr., 79, of
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
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,
Mr. Cuevas volunteered with the Staten Island
Alzheimerís Foundation and was an avid fan of the Mets
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
Funeral Home, Port Richmond, with a mass at 9:30 a.m. in
St. Cecelia Church. Arrangements include cremation.
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