The Jay Cuervo Memorial Golf Outing was held at Bowling Green Golf Club on a beautiful Monday, May 6. The event honored a man who touched so many lives during his 22 years in Jefferson that he was considered a township “son.” He passed away unexpectedly in 2018.

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Cuervo was very active in the lives of his six children, including coaching wrestling and baseball and calling football games. “Jay always saw the good in people,” said his wife of 29 years, Mary Anne. “You were very lucky if you ever got to meet him,” she added, even if it was a small encounter.

Four of the six Cuervo kids. (Photo: Christopher Bean)

Because of the impact Cuervo had in the community and the hole he left in his family, Jefferson resident and friend Nick Milonas suggested holding the golf outing to help the family with finances. More than 140 golfers participated to show support for the Cuervo clan. Coca-Cola, his employer for 36 years, donated drinks for the event.

This story is by contributing photographer/drone pilot Christopher Bean.

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