Miami Springs Loses Beloved Former Mayor John Cavalier, Jr.

Miami Springs Loses Beloved Former Mayor John Cavalier, Jr.

Former Miami Springs Mayor, John Cavalier, Jr. passed away on August 30th.  John Cavalier, Jr. was a Real Estate professional and local businessman who served as Mayor of Miami Springs in the 80s and served again in the late 90s.

John Cavalier, Jr. Miami Springs Mayor

John Cavalier, Jr followed in his father’s (John Cavalier Sr) footsteps who also served as Mayor of Miami Springs.

Cavalier Jr. was known for being a fair and honest mayor.  During his tenure, he replaced the controversial fountains on the Circle with our current Gazebo.  

John was always easy to talk to and had a calm demeanor.  In my personal interactions with the mayor in the 90s, he always had time to listen.  He was very kind and honest.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Joan, his family, and all of the people who loved and admired him.

The City of Miami Springs flew the American flag at half mast to mourn the passing of John Cavalier and retired Lt. Steve Carlisle (who also passed away this week).

Here’s what others had to say about John Cavalier, Jr:

 

Betty Barnes: There will never ever be another one like you John. You were there for everyone. And it didn’t matter how rich or poor. They all got the same treatment. I would like to thank you for the patience that you had with Frank because I know he was in your office all the time.He thought the world of you and Will be happy to see you 
Fly high with the angels now.And may you forever rest in peace.
 
 
Gloria Balmaseda-White: We are all going to miss this wonderful man. We are fortunate that he part of our family. There are not many men made of this strong faith integrity and ethics. My heart and condolences go out to Joan, Jack and Christine. Rest in peace John.

 
Marietta Mitchell: a very good man…one who was trying hard to help his neighbors bothered by the train noise…thank you Mr.Cavalier……thinking of you Joan!!!
 
 
Mindy McNichols Loved this man. Great friend and true public servant. So kind to everyone.
 
 
Sherry Perez Ansoategui So very sad. I had the pleasure of meeting him. R.l.P.
 
 
Magali Mut RIP Mr. Cavalier Jr. Wonderful man from a great family. Thanks for your service.
 
 
Patty Lefebvre An incredible individual. Caring considerate and brilliant. Will miss you
 
 
 
Judy Walker McGuirt Great supporter of our beloved City!
Deepest condolences, thoughts, and prayers to family. 
 
 
Joseph Fessler My prayers go out to their family Cleve John Cavalier we were on a high school soccer team together God bless
 
 
Joan Humphreys RIP and thank you for all that you did , you made a huge difference!
 
 
Diane Thompson My thoughts and prayers are with Joan and her family.
 
 
Tony Carnevale May you be in God’s presence and your family comforted.
 
 
 
Elizabeth Owens Nice man! Just like his Father! Prayers to his family.
 
 
Patricia Kelly De Stefano Wonderful man -prayers for family
 
 
Marsha Orwig Prayers for Joan & family.
 
 
Bo McComas A good man!
 
 
Denise Schebera My condolences thank Joan and the family
 
 
Gloria Romano Such a kind & good man!
 
 
Nestor Suarez Always honorable. Always frank. Always a gentleman. Always available to speak. An honor every time I interacted with John. He’s a legend who will be missed.
 

 

 

About Nestor Suarez

Nestor Suarez has been a resident of Miami Springs since the 1980s. He grew up in the Springs attending Miami Springs Middle and Miami Springs High before heading to the University of Miami. He founded the Miami Springs community website, MiamiSprings.com, in 1997 and continues to operate it to this day. Nestor Suarez is also a South Florida businessman with over 20 years experience in E-Commerce and Internet Marketing. Suarez helped to build TigerDirect.com in the late 90s and 2000s to become one of the Top 25 Internet Retailers in the country. In 2011, Suarez joined BrandsMart USA as the Vice President of E-Commerce and helped the legendary South Florida retailer modernize its E-Commerce operations while tripling its online revenues. In 2016, Suarez created Marketing Addicts, LLC in a partnership with a group of TigerDirect Alumni servicing the health care industry. Contact Mr. Suarez at Nestor.Suarez@gmail.com.