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“Remembering you today, and everyday! Hope you are dancing in heaven... ”
1 of 32 | Posted by: Carol A - Pittsburgh, PA - Friend

“Dearest Cheryl,Diane and I had lunch today (3/21/18) and, of course, we spoke about you. Even though we attended your funeral, it is difficult to...Read More »
2 of 32 | Posted by: Joyce Nilsen - Holland, MI

“As Christmas approaches, my heart aches that you will not be here. Growing up you were ALWAYS there for me no matter what! The Carpenters Christmas...Read More »
3 of 32 | Posted by: Laurie Moody - Orlando - Family

“My special Aunt, My second mother.....not a day goes by that I am not thinking about you! I miss you so much! I miss your smile, your wisdom, your...Read More »

5 of 32 | Posted by: Rachele Marasia - Natrona Heights, PA

“I am so sorry to see this, I had Ms. Weidwald as an instructor at Bradford Business School, I have great memories of her. Prayers to all her family. ”
6 of 32 | Posted by: Rachele Marasia - Natrona Heights, PA

“Cheryl was one of the brightest lights of the Langley HS class of 1972 ”
7 of 32 | Posted by: Reid Harrington - Toledo, OH

“Sorry to hear of your loss of such a wonderful person. May you all find peace in your hearts and go on living a good life in Cheryl's memory . ”
8 of 32 | Posted by: Peg & Dan Thomas

“What a beautiful obituary for such a beautiful person - I grew up next door to Cheryl and admired her fierce spirit and how she was always so...Read More »
9 of 32 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Falkowski family,Please accept our most heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your loved one. To lose one so close to our hearts is difficult to...Read More »
10 of 32 | Posted by: A friend

“Kathy & FamilyCharlie & I send our deepest sympathy on the passing of your sister-in-law ... She seemed like a beautiful person both on the inside...Read More »
11 of 32 | Posted by: Charlie & Lois Tarbert - PA

“My deepest condolences to Cheryl's family, especially Charlie.I have personally experienced very few, if any, that have had Cheryl's beauty, heart...Read More »
12 of 32 | Posted by: henry Rossi - Bridgeville, PA

“Dear Charlie Falkowski & Family,Please accept our condolences on the loss of your dearest wife Cheryl. May God accept her into His kingdom, as he has...Read More »
13 of 32 | Posted by: Steve Pietzak - Pittsburgh, PA

“Has there ever been anyone with a more radiant smile than Cheryl? With more warmth and substance and enthusiasm? She was one of a kind, and I don't...Read More »
14 of 32 | Posted by: Marcia Ferguson - Aliquippa, PA

“My heart is so heavy. Cheryl was such an amazing woman, beautiful inside and out. Always gave me such great advice! I had the privilege meeting her...Read More »
15 of 32 | Posted by: Kristin Heinrich - Beaver, PA

“Dear Kathy & Rick,My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad and trying time. May your precious memories of her help you through the...Read More »
16 of 32 | Posted by: Pat Blough - Oakmont, PA

“I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family during this time of grief. Psalms 55 : 22. ”
17 of 32 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for the family's loss please find comfort and peace from God's word during this time. John6: 40 ”
18 of 32 | Posted by: c t

“Cheryl and I have been each other's yoga friend and each other's yoga teacher for many years We often shared snippets of our lives before and...Read More »
19 of 32 | Posted by: Joanne VandenHengel - Pittsburgh, PA

“Cheryl was a loving aunt to my children and grandchildren. She was their mentor and guiding light. ”
20 of 32 | Posted by: Joanne Tyler-Tucker - VA - Family

“I met Cheryl last year at a PanCan affiliate meeting. She was a beautiful soul who I will remember fondly for her kindness. She made me feel so...Read More »
21 of 32 | Posted by: Karen Chapley - Eagan, MN

“Cheryl was an amazing woman. Full of warmth, kindness, and wisdom. I was fortunate to work with her for a short time. She was a tremendous fighter....Read More »
22 of 32 | Posted by: Talitha Scott - Peninsula, OH

“There are no words that can describe how saddened I am to hear of Cheryl's passing. Knowing Cheryl made me a better person and for that I will always...Read More »
23 of 32 | Posted by: Lori Stucchio - Buffalo, NY

“At this time ,there will be this great empty space that will ,for now, be filled with sorrow and questions. My prayer and desire for you is that time...Read More »
24 of 32 | Posted by: Joe Bikulege - New Orleans, LA

“I met Cheryl many years ago when she was working as a Textbook Rep and I work for a college (CCAC) in her area. In fact, she was my very first book...Read More »
25 of 32 | Posted by: Angie Ondrik - Port Vue, PA

“I was SO VERY SORRY to hear of Cheryl's passing. I met her & her husband about a week after her diagnosis & we felt it was fate that brought us...Read More »
26 of 32 | Posted by: Donna Hager - Uniontown, PA

“What a lovely obituary for a lovely lady. Vic and I have had the pleasure of knowing Cheryl for many years and have always enjoyed her bubbly...Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: Maureen Marincic - Pittsburgh, PA

“Cheryl was one of a kind. Sometimes we are blessed to meet a person who is unforgettable. Cheryl was that person! Her warmth, grace and class was...Read More »
28 of 32 | Posted by: Paula Kovalik - Allentown, PA

“I think of Cheryl often because I have reminders of her throughout my home. A soup tureen we bought when we worked together in Sewickley. A watch I...Read More »
29 of 32 | Posted by: Nan Frost - Marlborough, CT

“My sympathy to Cheryl's family, at this most difficult time. You will all remain in my daily thoughts and prayers.What a beautiful woman she was,...Read More »
30 of 32 | Posted by: Carol Anderson - Pittsburgh, PA

“Chuck,I hope some small part of your loss of Cheryl is filled by the love of your family and friends.Sending you love and a tight hug,Vivian ”
31 of 32 | Posted by: Vivian Bikulege - Beaufort, SC

“Today, March 22nd, a beautiful person left us too soon. Cheryl was a dear and trusted friend who walked gently among us. I cherish the Saturday I...Read More »
32 of 32 | Posted by: Joyce Nilsen - Holland, MI

Cheryl (Wiedwald) Falkowski on March 22, 2017 with her devoted husband, Charlie, by her side and her loving family holding prayerful vigil. Cheryl passed away peacefully after living graciously and waging hope through her brave battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1954 to parents Francis and Mary (Bannon) Wiedwald, Cheryl was the youngest of three children including brothers Rick and Tom Wiedwald.
Cheryl was a graduate of Robert Morris University where she earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration. Upon graduating, she started a teaching career at the Bradford School in Pittsburgh, PA, where she taught for 13 years. She transitioned from her teaching career to sales and management positions in the Higher Education Textbook Publishing Industry. Cheryl had a distinguished 25 year career in the industry where she earned many sales and leadership awards all while turning many of her professional relationships into cherished personal friendships.
Outside of work, Cheryl's personal interests included spending time with family, getting together with dear, life-long friends, shopping, many healthy activities such as her passion for yoga, walking, kayaking and biking. In 2014 Cheryl completed her 200-hour Teacher Training Certification in Yoga instruction. Cheryl volunteered for many causes but after her July 2015 diagnosis, she focused her attention on assisting the local Pittsburgh chapter of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN).
Cheryl is survived by her husband Charlie (Chuck/Chas) to whom she was lovingly married to for 29+ years. The love and affection they shared was abundantly clear to everyone who witnessed them together. Charlie was so dedicated to her care.
Cheryl is also survived by her brothers Rick (Kathy) and Tom (JoAnne) Wiedwald, her in-laws Dolly (Curt) Ellenberg, Janet Falkowski, Carol Falkowski, Ann (John) Huber, Bill (Patty) Falkowski.
Her nieces and nephews Laurie (Rob) Moody, Shea (Joe Bellisario) Wesolowski, Ashley (Matt) Summers, Jeff (Gidget) Wiedwald, Jennifer Ellenberg, Lesley (John) Homer, John (Katherine) Huber, Jennifer (Greg Borchert) Huber, Bill Falkowski.
In addition, Cheryl is also survived by great nieces and nephews, Nicole, McKenzie, Tyler, Joey, Anthony, Gianna, Tommy, Christian, Caden, Dylan, Emily, Alex. She is also survived by two cousins, Jacquie Garland and Carol Cieslak, as well as her dear aunt Jean Jena.
Cheryl was a good friend to so many people. Hers is a legacy of love, friendship, healthy living and living her life through gratitude. One of Cheryl's favorite quotes is taken from the movie "The Notebook" which epitomizes her life: "There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I've succeeded as gloriously as anyone who ever lived. I've loved another with all my heart and soul and for me that has always been enough."
Family and friends will be received on Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at William Slater II Funeral Home, 1650 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220, and (412) 563-2800.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 3 at 11am at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 310 Kane Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15243. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 2900 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317.
In lieu of flowers, Cheryl has requested that you get together for lunch or tea or place a call to a forgotten friend or distant family member. Donations can be made in Cheryl's name, to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), 1500 Rosecrans Ave., #200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266