Suzanne Elsa Cherry

Suzanne Elsa Cherry

CHERRY, Suzanne Elsa (Nee Held), age 89 of Raleigh, NC died on December 26, 2023. Born April 1, 1934 she was the daughter of the late Carl William Held and Mary Agnes Dengel. A 1951 graduate of Academy HS, Erie, PA, Suzanne began her career at General Electric. She had a sharp, curious mind and was a voracious reader, an amateur historian, a gifted musical talent, and a lifelong student of the human condition. She was an accomplished seamstress and an avid knitter/crocheter, and also had a fondness for designing homes with her late husband, Herbert J. Cherry. Suzanne is survived by two daughters, Gwen (Eric) Jurin of West Berlin, NJ and Gale (Jack) Koford of Buffalo, NY and one son, Evan (Judi Meinhalt) Cherry of Cary, NC.; five grandchildren - Kyle (Jenny) Cherry, Longmont, CO; Debra Jurin (Ronnie) Mull, Manahawkin, NJ; Douglas Jurin (fiancé Emily Chukusky), Deptford, NJ; Samuel Koford, Lexington, KY and Benjamin Koford, Towson, MD; and three great-grandchildren - Murphy and Autumn Cherry and Aurora Mull. Suzanne is further survived by two sisters – Pauline (Dick) Mosher, Colton, CA and Carolyn Salow, Erie, PA and a brother-in-law Art Hackenberg, Harborcreek, PA. She was also predeceased by a brother, David Carl Held; a sister, Barbara Hackenberg; a brother-in-law, Robert Salow and an infant daughter, Lois Kaye Cherry.  Private funeral arrangements are being handled by the Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion.

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