Jeremiah M. ‘Jerry’ Cherry

LEWISTOWN – Jeremiah “Jerry” M. Cherry, 81, of Lewistown, died on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at his residence.

Jerry was born on March 3, 1932, in Lewistown, the son of the late Jeremiah and Tessie (Kline) Cherry.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine I. Cherry, on June 29, 2011, and a sister, Betty Haste.

Jerry is survived by: his children, Kathy Sunderland, of Lewistown, Brenda Grose, of Lewistown, Diana Bodtorf, of Reedsville, Ronald Cherry, of Virginia, and David Cherry, of Lewistown; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great- grandchildren.

He worked for Belle Laundry as a truck driver, Fisher Electronics and reted from Lewistown Hospital.

Jerry was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean War and was a member of American Legion Post 90.

A service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, at Barr Funeral Home, Inc., 120 Logan St., with Pastor Kurtis Swisher officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

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