Miguel Angel Sacerio, 1953-2021, was born in Cuba, and went to live with a bodega owner in Spain at the age of 13 to escape Castro’s Communist Regime. A Catholic priest, Fr. Gerardo Fernandez, rescued Miguel when he was, instead of being allowed to attend school, being used to work the bodega 6 days a week. Fr. Gerardo completed the documents for Miguel to come to the USA and join his uncle Emilio and family in Queens, NY, about 9 months later. Miguel attended and graduated from St. Bartholomew HS. Miguel then joined the US Air Force and served from 1971 until 1989 as an aircraft mechanic and later as a flight engineer with well over 4000 flight hours.
Miguel would come home with stories to make everyone laugh (and to forget the horrors of war, we’re all sure). After retiring from the AF, he worked for Pan Am Airlines as an air frame and power plant mechanic and later became an auto mechanic, a great one at that. He succumbed to his PTSD and he ended up in the streets of Miami. Still, he kept contact every day with his mother. Sometime later, by the Grace of God, Miguel found His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Miguel was always a very caring, warm, and generous man. He loved to laugh and loved to make others laugh. He loved to take care of rescued dogs.
Miguel was predeceased by his father, Miguel Angel Sacerio Sr., and his younger brother Alejandro Eduardo Sacerio. He is survived by his mother, Elena Sacerio, sons, Michael, Alexander and Christian; sister Alina Polak (John); two grandchildren; four nephews; two nieces; numerous cousins and former wives Esther Chavez and Fanny Rospigliosi. Special thanks to his dear friend, son’s mother and caretaker, Sonia Cepero, who took care of him the last few of years while he was fighting cancer.
Visitation will take place on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 3-5pm at the Orlando Chapel. Mass will be on Wednesday, May 12,2021 at 11AM at Incarnation Catholic Church. Graveside Service to follow at Palm Cemetery in Winter Park.