Miguel Cuervo Sr.

June 26, 1933December 29, 2018

Miguel “Mike” Cuervo Sr., 85, loving and caring father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away Saturday, December 29th, 2018 at Melech Hospice House in Tampa, FL from a short battle of cancer, surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Tampa, FL where he lived the majority of his life. He is preceded in death by his parents, Maximo and Teresa Cuervo, two brothers, Max and Edward Cuervo, his loving wife, Eva, and his beloved daughter, Sylvia Hinson. Miguel enlisted in the US Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps at the young age of 17 and fought in the Korean War. He fought in the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. He received a Korean Service Medal, a United Nations Medal, and a Navy Occupation Medal and Letter of Commendation for saving a Japanese swimmer from drowning. After returning home he went to work for the US Postal Service, where he later retired. He was a long time Mason and Shriner and spent many years volunteering with both. He is survived by his sister Marta Cuervo-Romano of Tampa, his son Miguel Cuervo Jr. (Keely), daughter Nancy Cuervo of New York, grandson Jason Cuervo of Colorado, granddaughters Stephanie Hinson and Michelle Gerard both of Tampa and three great grandchildren, Aidan McDonald, Ana Mae Gerard and Carlos R. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 5th 2019 at 9am followed by services at 10am at Blount and Curry Funeral Home. 6802 Silvermill Drive, Tampa. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens, Thonotosassa, FL In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.


  • Visitation Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 5, 2019

Miguel Cuervo Sr.

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Nancy Cuervo

January 5, 2019

You will surely be missed by all!
I'm truly blessed to have been picked by you and Mom to be your daughter!
You were a great father! I wish I would have listened to you when I was younger all the times you gave me advice but I wanted to do it my way. You'd be happy to know that I finally became the woman you wanted me to be. I know that your reunion with Mom will be the best thing. I am honored to be your daughter! I have so many good many to mention but some of my greatest ones were when you showed me how to ride a bike for the first time without training I told you to go first and you did... OMG you looked so cute riding my purple bicycle! Your 50th surprise birthday party was a hoot too. I used to love how you would always tell me and my cousin's to disappear with a point of your finger and we truly believed that we had disappeared by the way you looked around for us with a straight face. The day I got married and you laughed at Carlos and told him " Your really going to wear that zoot suit?".. You always had a way of putting a smile on peoples faces. Youre a man of courage and honor. People looked up to you and loved you so very much! I'm proud to call you Dad! Rest in Peace Daddy up there with Mom, Sylvia and Abuela Teresa. Until we meet again Daddy...
Love always your
Hoorah! Fly high Marine!💯💗😘

Liane Perez

January 3, 2019

Nancy and Michael Jr, I'm so glad I was able to visit with him the night he passed. He was a wonderful man and very good and loyal friend of daddy's. Hope they don't cause too much comotion up there. Please know that he loved you dearly and always wanted the best for you. I send prayers of comfort to you and your family. RIP Miguelito