Ellen Cherry

Ellen Cherry, 87, a resident of Manorcare, Bethlehem, and formerly of Olyphant, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Manorcare, Bethlehem.

Born Oct. 19, 1925, in Olyphant, Ellen was the daughter of the late Peter and Nellie Dziama Jula.

She was a graduate of Olyphant High School and, prior to her retirement, had been employed by the local garment industry.

Ellen was a member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Olyphant.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, Thomas N. Cherry, and a brother, Walter (Sonny) Jula.

Surviving are her sons, Thomas and his wife, Louise, Mountain Top; and Douglas and his wife, Shirley, York; daughter, Lisa, Bethlehem; and four grandchildren, Christian, Michael, Jessica, and Jacob Cherry.

A Requiem Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, East Lackawanna and Gravity avenues, Olyphant, by the Very Rev. Vladimir Fetcho. Interment will follow at St. Tikhon's Monastery Cemetery, South Canaan. Family and friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at Hudak-O'Shea Funeral Home, 115 Garfield Ave., Olyphant.

Contributions in Ellen's name may be made to St. Tikhon's Monastery, 175 St. Tikhon's Road, Waymart, PA 18472.

For directions or on-line condolences, please visit www.hudak-osheafuneralhome.com.

Published in Citizens' Voice on Jan. 26, 2013