Cheryl Levandoski Aiello
Cheryl Levandoski Aiello, August 5, 1937-December 20, 2005, was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Idamae and Arnold Levandoski. She attended grade school and high school at Marywood Academy and graduated from St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana. Cheryl received her masters degree, magna cum laude, from Texas State University. Cheryl's life was spent going to God. After high school, she became a sister of the Holy Cross. She taught elementary and junior high school for 11 years in various Indiana cities. In 1969, Cheryl left the Sisters of the Holy Cross and her journey toward God led her to Austin. She worked as an editor for Steck Vaughn Publishing Company and the Southwest Educational Development. This was followed by a career of 25 years with the Texas Department of Health. Cheryl was the Project Director for the K-12 Tattle Tooth Program that won the American Association's Preventive Dentistry Award. She also developed training programs for school nurses, senior citizens, and nursing homes. Cheryl was made an honorary member of the Texas Dental Association and the Texas Dental Hygienic Association. Cheryl and her husband Frank enjoyed traveling extensively throughout Europe. Upon her retirement from the Health Department, Cheryl became a travel agent. She and Frank continued to relish traveling. Cheryl was a member of the Georgetown Area Assistance League. Her favorite philanthropic work was tutoring and reading to Jarrell ISD second and third grades. Cheryl's family was the center of her life. They remember her for her strength and support. Throughout her two fights against cancer, her faith never wavered, nor the grace and courage with which she faced her toughest days. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband, Frank of 29 years; daughter, Carol Wolfe and husband David; son, James; son, Lawrence and wife Roxanne; daughter, Christine Crownover and husband John; son, Richard and wife Dawn; and 14 grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. A memorial service to celebrate Cheryl's life will be held on Friday, December 23, 2005, at 10:00 a.m., in the chapel of Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown. The family wishes to thank Dr. Kerr, his nurse Laurie and the staff from the Southwest Regional Cancer Center for all of their care. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the charity of your choice. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.mem.com.