CHERUP WILMA A. (REILAND)
Our mother and friend, of Millvale, PA (recently residing in St. Augustine Plaza, Lawrenceville PA). Age 95, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 11, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Stephen G. Cherup. Loving mother of Susan (Gary) Thomas and William (Beverly deceased) Cherup. Sister of the late Mary Handrahan, Pierre Reiland, Catherine Bryson, Margaret Pschirer, Alice Conwell-Daley, and Louise Henninger. Grandmother of Jennifer Thomas (Jamie Krutz), Stephen and David (Christine) Cherup, Kristin Myers (Mark) and the late Curtis Thomas. Great grandmother of Glenn, Serena, and Matthew Myers, and Katie and Emma Cherup. Wilma was retired from a position with the Liquor Control Board of PA. She spent many years as an amateur astronomer and served as Executive Secretary to the national Astronomical League for many years having received several awards from the League for her service. She was also a life member of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh. Wilma was a lifelong member of Holy Spirit Parish and a member of the Christian Mothers. Friends will be received Wednesday 7-9 and Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 at SPERLING FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, 123 North Ave., Millvale. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 10 AM in Holy Spirit Parish. Condolences can be left at www.sperlingfuneral.com In lieu of flowers family suggests donations to Sisters of St. Francis at Mount Alvernia 146 Hawthorn Rd. Pgh., PA 15209.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Feb. 16 to Feb. 18, 2010.