Sylvia O. Cuevas

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Cuevas Sylvia O. Cuevas, of Concord, MA, formerly of Columbus, Ohio, died Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Kindred Health and Rehabilitation, Walden in Concord, MA. Born in Puerto Montt, Chile on November 9, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Bernardo and Ines Osnovikoff. In 1980, she came to the United States and settled in Columbus, Ohio. After completing her education in Chile, Sylvia spent much of her time working with underserved and in-need communities, most recently helping individuals with HIV/AIDS and promoting HIV prevention. She was a longtime resident of Columbus, Ohio before moving to Concord, MA in 2005. During her leisure time, she enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time with her family and friends. Survivors include her son, Carlos A. Cuevas, his wife, Joana Amaral-Cuevas and their son, Carter Cuevas of Canton, MA; as well as her sister, Rosi Peterson of Curico, Chile; and her brother, Sergio Osnovikoff of Ecuador. A memorial service in Columbus, Ohio will be held on Saturday, November 9 at 10 a.m. in the Newman Center, 64 W. Lane Avenue, Columbus, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472, ( or to The for the Cure, P. O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265 ( Arrangements are under the care of the DEE FUNERAL HOME of Concord, MA. To share a remembrance in Sylvia's guest book, please visit

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Dee Funeral Home & Cremation Service
27-33 Bedford Street Concord, MA 01742
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Oct. 26, 2013
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