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Cobleskill – Cheryl “Cherie” Stevens, 65, of Elm Street, was welcomed home to Heaven on Saturday, June 16, 2018.
Cherie was born in Binghamton on September 9, 1952 to Florence (Davy) and Frederick Stevens.
Cherie graduated from Sidney Central School and received degrees from Syracuse University and then Oneonta State.
Fate brought her to Cobleskill after college and Nick Iorio made sure her talents stayed in our beautiful community as Dorm Director at SUNY Cobleskill and then Director of Student Activities there for 20 years.
Cherie directed over 80 musicals and plays at the college and with The Theater Project of Schoharie County and she co-directed the “Silver Fox Follies” with her “second mom” and friend, Carol Coltrain at her side, sharing their love for seniors and their talents. Cherie’s most recent directing talents were with her “Hot Pots” lady’s musical group and with the Red Rose Choir, Cherie brought out music and songs with her friends at the Schoharie County ARC.
Passionate about her community, she served on the boards of many organizations and currently as President of the Schoharie County Council of Senior Citizens. Honored to be recognized for her gifts of time and talent, Cherie was proud to be named on her High School’s Wall of Fame and as the 2017 Times Journal Star.
Her smile and her laugh touched an immeasurable number of people through the years and she gave her love and compassion to everyone she met.
Cherie’s greatest gift to the community came in 1996, following her mom’s death from pancreatic cancer.
Believing a need existed within Schoharie County, she spearheaded and formed the Marathon For A Better Life.
For 22 consecutive years, angels have walked and raised donations to benefit those in Schoharie County who are fighting cancer, celebrate survivors and honor the memories of those who have found peace from the battle.
Cherie believed and passionately emulated that “There are angels among us and when hearts take over, the impossible happens!”
Cherie’s family includes her brother, sister-in-law and nephew: Douglas, Dawn and Robert Stevens of Vail AZ. And her beloved adopted family, that called her CeeCee include Joan and Jerry Diamond of Cobleskill, Kathy Diamond of Cobleskill, Ali Kate Brayton of Austin, TX, Zak Brayton of Chattanooga, TN, Bill and JoAnn Diamond and Sylvi Diamond and Carly Diamond all of Jefferson, Rick and Jennifer Diamond of Webster, Hanna Diamond, Trevor Diamond, Nick Rissone, Michael Rissone, Bob Rissone, many cousins, other extended family members and cherished friends.
A celebration of Cherie’s life will be held at 10AM on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Cobleskill United Methodist Church, Chapel Street, Cobleskill. Cherie’s family extends the invitation to visit with them from 11AM to 1PM and again from 5PM to 8PM on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Coltrain Funeral Home, LLC, 134 River Street, Middleburgh. Interment of Cherie’s cremains will be held privately, at Glenwood Cemetery in Afton.
Honoring and celebrating Cherie’s love and legacy, it is requested that memorial donations be sent to the Marathon For A Better Life, PO Box 268, Warnerville, NY 12187
Marathon For A Better Life
PO Box 268, Warnerville NY 12187