Gordon Joseph "Joe" CHEARMONTE
FUNERAL HOME
Dietrich Funeral Home, Inc.
2480 Kensington Avenue
Amherst, NY
CHEARMONTE - Gordon Joseph "Joe" Suddenly, February 23, 2010, beloved son of Philip and Linda (Rose) Chearmonte; loving brother of G. Michael and Philip "P.J." Chearmonte; grandson of Giacomo "Jack" and Amelia "Amy" Chearmonte and Gordon and Mary Rose; also survived by loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Friends may call Monday and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 AM at St. Mary's RC Church, 6919 Transit Rd., Swormville, NY 14051-0460. Joe was an honor student at Williamsville North High School, where he participated on the Varsity Gymnastics Team. His life touched our hearts, whether through snowboarding, gymnastics or gaming with friends. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Joe Chearmonte Memorial Fund, c/o Evans Bank, 2800 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda, NY 14150 or Hunter's Hope Foundation, PO Box 643, 6368 West Quaker St., Orchard Park, NY 14127, www.hunters hope.org or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 120 Wall St., 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10005, www.afsp.org in Joe's name. Online registry at www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com.

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Published by Buffalo News from Feb. 28 to Mar. 2, 2010.
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im still praying for you joe u were a really nice good funny friend and u will be always in my prayers
Hannah LoVullo
March 26, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May Gods loving hand be upon you.
Shirley Kaufmann
August 18, 2010
Linda and Phil, I had no idea on the loss of Joey until you pulled into our driveway this past Saturday when you were in town. Joey was born at the house next door to us in Collierville, TN. I rememeber him so well. He was so little and full of life and love, He was funny and we enjoyed the time we had with all or you before you moved away. God is always around and each of us is here for just a short time. You will see Joey again. Keep the wonderful memories and I want to stay in touch. You are in my prayers.
Your friends, Glenn and Jeannine Barganier
Glenn & Jeannine Barganier
May 10, 2010
Dear Phil & Linda, Michael & PJ,
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Joey.
Peter Reilly & Kelly Lewis,
Raleigh, NC
March 23, 2010
Dear Linda, Phil and family, Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you all. May God's hand continue to remain upon you & fill you with his peace. May these words be of comfort to you.....I'm sure if Joe could say something to you now...this is what he'd want you to know....
Keep my memory with you, For memories NEVER die:I will always be with you, When you look across the sky. I will be there in the clouds, In the birds that fill the air, In the beauty of a fragrant rose, You will find my memory there; You will feel me in the tenderness of a baby's touch, You will hear me if you listen, In the twilights gentle hush. When your heart is heavy and you feel you are alone; Just reach down deep inside...For your heart is now my home. I will ALWAYS be with you...I will NEVER go away...For i will live on in your heart forever and a day...until we meet again. All our love, The Calandra's
Karen Calandra
March 18, 2010
Dear Phil, Linda, Michael & P.J.
You are in our thoughts and prayers every day. We wish we could have been there for you. We pray the wonderful memories you have will help you get through this difficult time. Pat & Bob
March 18, 2010
Jon Wechsler
March 17, 2010
I am Jonathan Wyatt Wechsler. I am son of Britta Hogue and Joshua Wechsler. Joey is my cousin. I did not get to see him much but i always looked up to him. I wish i could have attended his funeral. I miss him and wish i could have talked to him. I pray for the Chearmonte Family. I offer my condolences... Sincerely Jonathan W. Wechsler.
Jonathan Wechsler
March 15, 2010
March 9, 2010
Dear Chearmonte Family,

I was a classmat of Joe's at Maple East. I havent seen him or spoken to him since 4th grade but when I got word of his death, I was very saddened. My prayers are with all of you. Joe is finally home with his God and there can be no better place.
March 7, 2010
Dear Phil and Family:

Our Joe played T-ball with Joe on the team you coached at Lou Gehrig. We remember Joe as such a great kid. We grieve with you, and we pray that God will wrap his loving and comforting presence around your family.
Joe Isom Family
March 6, 2010
Dear Phil,Linda, Mike and PJ,
To realize your feelings at this time is beyond comprehensen. Hold on to all the good memories tightly. They will mean only more as time goes on.
Joanna Hogue Case
March 4, 2010
Phil and family,

Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Patrick Macfarlane
March 4, 2010
Phi and Linda...I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I cannot even imagine your pain. More than anything else I hope that each day ahead the wonderful memories will bring a measure of comfort to your family..my thought and prayers are with you.......Anita J. Kramer
Anita Kramer
March 3, 2010
Phil I cannot not imagine what you and your family are feeling at this time. I can only hope and pray that for you and your familiy the precious memories can dry the painful tears. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Erik DeGlopper
March 3, 2010
Scott & Linda Lynch pass our condolences to Phil, L:inda and your entire family . So sorry for your loss, your family is our prayers.
Stay strong ... Lynch's Chatham, NJ
Scott Lynch
March 3, 2010
Phil, Linda, and family. My your sorrow be brief and your memories of your wonderful son last forever. Time will heal.
Brad Goldthwait
March 3, 2010
Phil, Linda and Family-
I am so very very sorry for your loss. I can only imagine the pain and sorrow you are feeling from the loss of your son. May you look into the eyes of your sons and see Joseph smiling back. It will get easier. Day by day. You may not believe it now, but some day you will smile at his memory without the tears. I promise.
Jennifer Gillespie
March 2, 2010
Joe was very kind and funny. He was a great student and a very talented gymnast. We will all miss him greatly. I will keep him and your family in my prayers.
Ashley Kish
March 2, 2010
The Chearmonte Family,

We are very sorry for your loss. Joe was a great kid, and will be in our prayers and thoughts.
The Sullivan Family
March 2, 2010
Dear Chearmonte Family,

We are sorry to know that you loss your son suddenly. Although we did not know Joe personally, we had a lot of good times with Michael and Phil in Amherst Youth Hockey in the past five years. Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies are with all of you.
Huayi Huang
March 2, 2010
Phil and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Candy Gustafson
March 2, 2010
Dear Chearmonte Family,
I was one of Joey's teachers at Maple East. I remember him so well and can picture him sitting at his desk. He was a wonderful little boy, so bright and a joy to have in class. I was blessed to have had the opportunity to be a small part of his life. My thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies are with all of you.
Laura Carle
March 2, 2010
I have such respect for your family. May you continue with faith that God holds the answer and that Joe is in a place of everlasting life.
Julie Lunghino
March 2, 2010
Phil, Linda, Michael, PJ, Papa Jack and Grammy Amy,

My deepest heart felt condolences. The few times I spent with Joe were filled with lots of fun and laughter.
Robert Maginsky
March 2, 2010
I known Joe since i was a little girl i was hanging out with him at the pepsi center
Hannah LoVullo
March 2, 2010
I did not know Joe personally, however I went to school with him. I have heard nothing but nice things about him and he seems like a great person who is loved and missed by everyone. My deepest sympathies are with your family at this time. Just know that he is in a beautiful place now flying among the angels and you will be with him again some day. Your family as well as Joe are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that you can get through this difficult time. Everyone was deeply touched by his presence and he is truly a remarkable person. God Bless.
March 1, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Todd, Gina, Mikyla & Adam Fisher
March 1, 2010
Dear Linda and Phil,
You are in our thoughts and prayers each and everyday. We are so sorry for your loss-he was an angel who touched all of our lives. As God has a hold of Joe now, may He also give you the strength to endure the days ahead.
~Maureen and Dan Kieffer
March 1, 2010
We are praying for you and your family during this difficult and sad time.
Ellen Heusner
March 1, 2010
May you find strength in friends and family during this most difficult time. I never got to know Joe or your family, but as a Mom of two teenagers, I can't imagine what you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and know that you are not alone in this grief. The entire community is with you. May you find strength in the memories you have. God Bless.
March 1, 2010
Words cannot express the depths of my sorrow for your loss. May faith in God help to sustain you all through the years to come. Know that one day you will be reunited with Joe in the most beautiful of places. I pray that God can bring peace and comfort to you all during this time of sorrow.
David Holtz
March 1, 2010
Phil & Linda,

I am so deeply sorry for you loss! If there is anything that I can do in this time of grief, please don't hesitate to call.
Tony Cretella
March 1, 2010
I cannot begin to imagine the loss you must feel at this time. My deepest hope is that you gain strength from your love for Joseph.

May God be with you all.
Karen Ganter
March 1, 2010
I wanted to extend my sincere condolences to your all. This makes us all realize how fragile life is. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Chris Hogue Morehead
March 1, 2010
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
Kent, Cindy, Shelby & Mike Stellrecht
February 28, 2010
I didn't really know Joe that well. I only knew him my first year at Heim, and that was in 8th grade. I worked with hm at McDonalds but only saw him a few times. I only saw him occasionally, and he was a nice person. Even though I didn't see him around much, he will be missed by all of us. God bless.
February 28, 2010
May God bless you all during this difficult time...
February 28, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 28, 2010
Phil, Linda, Mike, & PJ,

Our unconditional freindship, respect, admiration, and condolence dissolves trivial boundries. You were so blessed with the time He gave you with Joe. All our prayers are for your strength now and into the future.
Ed & Jane Karpenski
February 28, 2010
Dear Linda, Phil, Michael and PJ,
Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. We hope that the heartfelt love and concern of everyone who knows your wonderful family will bring you comfort. We have great memories of Joey as a little guy playing with Johnny K. and the kids in the neighborhood. May God bless you, we shall hold all who knew and loved Joey in our hearts and prayers always. Love, Ellen, Bill, Brian and Julia Pasquale
February 28, 2010
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