William Cherock, Jr.
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Watkins Glen: William Cherock, Jr., age 88, of Perry St., Watkins Glen, NY passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, November 5th, 2011. Bill was born on August 30, 1923 in Watkins Glen, NY, the son of the late William and Rose Cherock, Sr. Bill served in the US Army from 1943 to 1946. He worked for 43 years at International Salt Co. in Watkins Glen and for 10 years at Watkins Glen Golf Club. He also worked as a part time bartender for many local businesses. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and the Watkins Glen Elks Lodge #1546. He enjoyed golfing, gardening, being outdoors and loved to spend time with his family. Bill is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Rose (Frank) Cherock; children, Peter (Andrea) Cherock and Patti (Dennis) Macy; his grandchildren, Ryan, Ambry (Frank) Giattino, Alexis Cherock, and Amanda Cherock; great grandchildren, his Little Princess Isabella Cherock, Landon Giattino, and Connor Cherock; his brother, John (Grace) Cherock; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by his brothers, Frank, Joby, and Nick Cherock; and his sister, Paula Kutz. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 9 am on Friday, November 11th at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen with Father Paul Bonacci officiating. Memorials in memory of Bill may be made to the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.
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Published in Star-Gazette on Nov. 7, 2011