Cheryl A. Connaghan, 64, of Chester Springs, and formerly of the Upper Askam section of Hanover Township, lost her courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
She was born in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 13, 1948. She is the daughter of Geraldine Meszczynski of Upper Askam and the late Edmund A. Meszczynski Sr.
Cheryl graduated from Hanover Area High School, Class of 1966, where she was the captain of the cheerleading squad.
After graduating, she moved to California, where she started teaching ballet and creative dance, during which she began studies in early childhood education. After earning an associate degree, Cheryl moved back to Pennsylvania, where she started La Petite Academy.
Cheryl has given 18 years of loving and caring service to hundreds of children throughout the tri-state area. She will be sadly missed by all of the lives she has touched with her love and compassion.
Preceding her in death, along with her father, was a sister, Deborah.
Surviving are her husband of 22 years of marriage, Kevin Connaghan, Chester Springs; daughter, Jesika Marie Pomponia, California; and brother, Edmund A. Meszczynski Jr., Shavertown. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Funeral services for Cheryl will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday from George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Main Street, Sugar Notch. The Rev. Joseph Kakareka will officiate.
Interment will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
A memorial will be held in Cheryl's honor in Lionville at 10:30 a.m. on June 22 in Calvary Fellowship Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, 901 E St. N.W., Suite 405, Washington, DC 20004.