October 7, 1924 – November 15, 2020
Olga Diaz Cuervo of Tampa, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at age 96. She was surrounded by her loving family. Olga led a full life, rich in accomplishments, and was dedicated to her family. Born on October 7, 1924 in Tampa, she was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Olga graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Tampa and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology from Loyola University in New Orleans, LA. She was the first in her family to attend college, and traveled alone during war time black-outs, to New Orleans. These examples demonstrate her strength and determination. Olga married Alfred F. Cuervo, DDS was a loving wife. Olga was a member of the Hillsborough County Dental Auxiliary and held positions of leadership in the organization. She was also very involved in her children’s school. She was active in the Academy of Holy Names Mothers’ Association and served as President. Olga was an active member of Christ the King Catholic Church for over 50 years. She was also a member of Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Alfred F. Cuervo, parents, Jose and Eduarda Diaz, sisters, Julia Rodriquez, Margaret Ficarrotta, and Marina Cerra. She is survived by her children: Colleen Cuervo, Karen Rocha (Richard), Annette Bush (Robert), and Alfred Cuervo (Amaya); grandchildren: Michael Rocha (Jennifer), Kristin Meyer (Erik), Jason Rocha, Candace Cooksey (Will), Cameron Thomas (J.T.), Lauren Bush, Gabriela Henderson, Austin Cuervo and James Cuervo. She is also survived by three great grandchildren: Tyler Rocha, Reese Rocha, and Bauer Meyer, as well as many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers’ include: Alfred J. Cuervo, Richard M. Rocha, Robert S. Bush, Michael R. Rocha, Jason D. Rocha, Austin Cuervo, Joseph H. Ficarrotta, and the Honorable Ronald N. Ficarrotta. A Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Thursday, November 19th at Christ the King Catholic Church with Monsignor Robert Gibbons officiating. Entombment at Myrtle Hill Cemetery will follow. Due to Covid-19 concerns, services are private. Flowers or donations to the Children’s Home Inc. or the Academy of the Holy Names and Sacred Heart Alumni Association are welcome. Olga’s kind heart, smile, and sense of humor will truly be missed by all who knew her.
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susan Massari Cohn
November 20, 2020
Karen and family, so,so sorry to hear of Mom's passing. Sweet mother, for sure. Sending thoughts and prayers. Love, Susan
Dee Dee ( Flynn) Domeier
November 19, 2020
Colleen, your mom was so very special to me. I have many fond memories (of her) as we were growing up. She was the epitome of what all mom's should be. Her grace and kindness have been passed on to her children. I am sure she was (and still is) proud of that..
November 19, 2020
I always remember some many holidays in abuelos’s house the day you went to college ( the first in our family) the beautiful weeding day of you and uncle Alfred. You strong believe in God and our Catholic faith. I will always remember you.