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Cheryl J. “Cheri” Smuck, 78

April 29, 2024

Cheryl J. “Cheri” Smuck, 78, of Manheim, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2024 at Hospice & Community Care of Mt. Joy.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Robert W. and Dorothy M. (Smith) Stauffer. She was the loving wife of Charles “Charlie” Smuck for 59 years.

Cheri dedicated 32 years of her life to the Internal Medicine Association of Ephrata, leaving a lasting impact on all those she worked with and cared for. As a respected member and sacristan at St. James Catholic Church, Cheri volunteered for many church events, especially the annual Bazaar. By being a member of the knitting group, making perogies and volunteering countless other hours, she contributed to the success of the event every year. She also supported the Fulton Theater by volunteering as a host. She found joy in supporting others and offering comfort to those around her in need.

In her leisure time, Cheri loved playing Chinese Mahjong, knitting, solving puzzles, reading, water aerobics and participating in social events.

Most precious to Cheri’s heart was her family. She is survived by her husband, Charlie; her daughters, Tami (Christopher) Schiavone and Lori Eddy; her sister, Lois Williams; her grandchildren, Elie, Bridgette, Brittany, Jason, Drew, Eric and Stephanie; and four great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Audrey Hirko.

Friends and family will be received from 10AM to 11AM on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at St. James Catholic Church, 505 Woodcrest Ave., Lititz, PA 17543. A Funeral Mass will begin at 11AM, followed by refreshments. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Cheri’s name to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601 or through the following link: https://www.hospiceandcommunitycare.org/.

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Condolences to the Family

April 16, 2024

May sweet memories of your momma comfort you in this difficult time. With Love, the Osterman family. 

April 09, 2024

Our deepest condolences to your family.  Cheri was an amazing friend for many years.  Such a selfless person.  Always thinking of others with such love.  Gentle and kind lady.  Kolo sends his most heartfelt condolences also.  Kolo appreciated her love and prayers for him.
Celeste and Carl Eshelman and Kolo

April 08, 2024

From Don & Lois Royer – Please accept our condolences and our donation to Hospice in Cherri’s memory. 

April 06, 2024

Tami,
So sorry for your loss!  Our deepest condolences to you and your family!
Dianne and Michael Pearl

April 06, 2024

With sincere sympathy,
The Benton Family

April 06, 2024

Condolences to you and your family. 
Dianne and Michael Pearl

April 04, 2024

Tammy so sorry to hear that your mother passed away. I hope you’re comforted by your memories of her and that’ of your family members. if I can help you in anyway, please let me know.
Allen DeLeon

April 04, 2024

So sorry to hear about your loss. She was an incredible mother and friend to my mom and a second mother to us. Big hug to all. love Melissa aka”Missy”

April 04, 2024

Charlie & family,  As a high school classmate, I have know Cheri for several years and then reconnected when Sylvia and I relocated to Lititz 4 years ago. Her beautiful smile/disposition and ‘people interest’ never changed—- A SPECIAL PERSON!!! We are SO SAD for her passing and extend Heartfelt condolences to Charlie and family!!!!!!              Sincerely, Sylvia and Don Schaller

April 04, 2024

Dear Tami, 
On behalf of Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, we would like to offer our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mother Cheri. 
May you find comfort in the shared memories and the love she brought into your lives.
Our prayers are with you and your family during this time. 
Sincerely, Your MAFCU Family.

April 04, 2024

I am so sorry to hear about Cheri’s passing.  I got to know her and Charlie as neighbors living in Brookshire.  I remember playing Bunco with her and she came to movie night quite often.  We would chat at the mailboxes and I always remember her Halloween “witch” that she would sit on her bench out front of the front door.  Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this most difficult time.
Betty Lou Bitzer

April 03, 2024

To the Smuck family, I was so sorry to read about your loss. I have great memories baby sitting at your house way back when in Eden Manor. I always enjoyed being around Mrs Smuck ( always Mrs Smuck to me). Gosh now I see she wasn’t that much older than I was at the time. I pray for you all as you navigate these coming days & months. My heart breaks for you all. 
Marsha Monteith Parke

April 03, 2024

Dear Charlie and family….as your past neighbors on Wynfield Dr we are saddened to hear of Cheri’s passing.  We truly enjoyed knowing you for many years and offer our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Cheri was a very special person. With love, Robin and Garth Sprecher

April 03, 2024

I went all through grade school and high school with Cheri.  She was in my First Communion Class.  A dear sweet lady.  Peace to her and all of us.
Tom Charles

April 03, 2024

To the entire family, but especially Lori, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. My mom sent me the obituary from the paper. I remember being so welcomed in your home! You will be in my thoughts for some time to come. 
Lisa Balakrishnan (Neff)

April 03, 2024

Charlie – We are so sorry for your loss.  Cheri was our first employee at IMA and a very dedicated employee for 32 years.  During those 32 years we got o know Cheri, you and your family quite well.  Many great memories were made over the years.  
Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember someone who was so close to you.
Dick and Sandy Mellinger

April 03, 2024

Charlie, Tami, and Lori and respective families, I am so sorry for your and our loss of Cheri. In Christ, she is no longer in pain.  In Christ, we will see her again.  I, Susan, cry with you for loss of Cheri, a beautiful soul, and look for us all to be reunited one day. We remain with you in love and spirit!
Love, 
Susan and Matt Cernigliaro 

April 03, 2024

Charlie, I am sorry to see that your wife passed. I will keep you in my prayers. May God give you strength 
Dave Henkel

April 02, 2024

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Cheri for almost all of her career at IMA.  She was a hard worker and a beautiful human being, inside and out. We had good conversations and lots of fun in the office….and particularly at our office parties when our hubby’s were included. Great memories…
Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
Jeff and Cindy Rutt

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Tuesday, April 09, 2024
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Lititz, PA 17543
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