John Cherkis

John P. Cherkis

1921 - 2011

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John P. Cherkis Elmira: Age 89, died Sunday, January 2, 2011 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. John was born March 21, 1921, the son of John and Anastasia Cherkis. He is predeceased by his son John T. Cherkis and sisters, Sophie Page and Stella Conklin. John is survived by his wife of 55 years Lena Caroscio Cherkis; children, Ann Cherkis, Mary Cherkis Donahue, and Joseph Cherkis (Jennifer Corrao), all of Elmira; grandchildren, Christopher Cherkis, Christin (Eric) Bresett; great grandson Caleb Bresett; sisters-in-law, Mary Maio, Dorene Novick and Edith Caroscio; several nieces and nephews. John was a WW II veteran having service with the U.S. Coast Guard. He worked at Remington Rand for over 30 years before going to work at the Elmira Correctional Facility from where he retired. Growing up John enjoyed playing basketball. He enjoyed being outdoors and was an avid fisherman. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 11:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Military honors will be held at the conclusion of the funeral mass. Interment will follow at St. Nicholas Cemetery. John's family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the 5th floor staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the wonderful care provided to John the past 5 plus years.
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Wednesday
5
January

Visitation

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
McInerny Funeral Home
502 W. Water St.
Elmira, New York, United States
Thursday
6
January

Mass of Christian Burial

12:30 pm
Thursday, January 6, 2011
St. Peter & Paul's Church
161 High St
Elmira, New York, United States
Service Time: 12:30 PM