In Memory


Kim Cherry

Date Deceased: 7-16-2012
Kim Regis Cherry Kim Regis Cherry, 59, of East Butler died suddenly of natural causes on Monday. He was born in Butler on Dec. 29, 1952, the son of Samuel Cherry and Gertrude Hempfling Cherry. He was a graduate of Butler High School and a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Butler. He was an avid volleyball player and he enjoyed classic cars, especially Jeeps. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Hockenberry Cherry, who he married June 20, 1981; one son, Derrik Cherry and his wife, Liesel, of Cleveland, Ohio; one daughter, Natalie Cherry at home; his mother of Butler; three brothers, Robert Mortimer and his wife, Beverly, of Mt. Chestnut, Timothy Cherry of West Sunbury and Jeffrey Cherry of Mississippi; and two sisters, Deborah Cherry of Butler and Mrs. Jerry (Susan) Holden of New York. He also is survived by two grandchildren, Tirzah and Sapphirah Cherry. He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Samuel A. Cherry and James Mortimer.

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12/31/13 12:16 PM #1    

William Conner

What a shock.

Kim and I were best friends. I helped him Rebuild the engine on his '59 Mercury station wagon (aka, the meat wagon).  We drove that thing to drive-in movies -sneaking in, some of us hiding in a rear storage area under the carpeting. Also to Judo and scuba classes at the YMCA until our rebuild failed, which was the end of our transportation and our classes at the Y.

We went "four-wheeling" in his Father's Jeep pick up at Moraine a State Park, before four-wheeling was cool, or a sport and when Moraine Park was still under construction. He and his Father ( who was a gunsmith) helped me make repairs to some of the antique rifles my Father left me when he died.

in general, we were that type of friend that you can only become when you are an adolescent boy consumed by girls and cars.

with Kim gone, there is no one to whom I can say "remember when", regarding some of the best memories of my youth.


rest in peace.


02/17/14 10:40 AM #2    

Ira Keener

Kim was my backyard neighbor. We spent our entire school career together. Kim and I didn't run in the same crowd but we always talked over the years. His dad collected all kinds of "Stuff" and when we were young we used to pass the time exploring thru it all. From my perspective Kim was a gentle soul whose exterior "apperance" contradicted his gentle nature. I was sorry to hear of his passing. 

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