Meadville Tribune

Obituaries (Archives)

May 1, 2013

Audie Clayton Cherry

UTICA — Audie Clayton Cherry, 55, of 404 Deckards Run Road, Utica, died peacefully at 8:02 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2013, in his home.

Born Sept. 16, 1957, in Meadville, he was a beloved son of Charles Clayton Cherry and Barbara Virginia Kline Cherry.

Audie was a 1975 graduate of Franklin High School, where he was an athletic standout, lettering in both wrestling and football. He attended Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where he wrestled on the college’s varsity team as a freshman.

He had worked for a number of years as an electrician at Joy Manufacturing Company of Franklin. He had also worked at Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Franklin, Dad’s Dog Food Company in Meadville and the former Franklin Bakery where he installed and maintained those companies’ large production machinery.

Audie was a devoted father and coached his children’s wrestling and youth flag football teams for many years at the Franklin YMCA. He also will always be fondly remembered by many of our area’s youth as a popular coach in Little League baseball. He took great pride in watching his Little Leaguers blossom in Minor League, and on into Senior League baseball where he continued his love of coaching.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and always enjoyed working alongside his father at the family farm in Utica. He really loved being in his mother’s company and enjoyed watching movies with her, helping with her garden and having coffee together every morning. Most important to him were his children and his new granddaughter. He was never afraid to tell his children, or anyone who asked, how proud he was of them. Often, he would just send them a text or voicemail to let them know he loved them and was thinking of them. Even as his health declined, he was always willing to lend a hand to others, helping them with their electrical and mechanical issues or anything he could do for them. Audie had a very big heart, and was always making others around him smile and laugh. He was a free spirit and will be deeply missed by many.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He married his best friend, the former Dawn E. Joll, on Oct. 12, 1984, who survives.

In addition to his wife of 28 years, he is survived by his children, Jordan, Nicole and Erica Cherry, all of Franklin; and his granddaughter, Ainsleigh L. Gehret.

Also surviving are his parents, Charles Clayton Cherry and Barbara Virginia Cherry of Utica, his brother, Ricky L. Cherry and his wife, Kim, also of Utica; and by two nephews, Ethan and Aidan Sunder of Franklin; in addition to many loving extended family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jared Clayton Cherry.

In accordance of his wishes, there was no public visitation.

Family and friends may call beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday in Cochranton Presbyterian Church, 109 S. Smith St. A memorial service in celebration of Audie’s life will be Saturday, conducted at 2 p.m. in the church, with the Rev. J. Harvey Boal, pastor, officiating.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be directed in his name to the charity of one’s choice.

Timothy E. Hartle Funeral Home, 1328 Elk St., Franklin, is in charge of funeral arrangements. Please visit hartlefuneralhome.com for further arrangements and to leave your notes of condolence.

1
Text Only
Obituaries (Archives)
  • Kara Gene Hamilton

    Kara Gene Hamilton, 52, of 429 Manor Drive, Ebensburg, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at Cambria Care Center, Ebensburg.

    July 31, 2014

  • Charles Fredrick Rice

    Charles Fredrick Rice, 85, of Utica, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Meadville Medical Center. Born Dec. 16, 1928, in Franklin, he was a son of LeRoy and Ada Byrd Rice Sr. He married Bertha Brown and she preceded him in death.

    July 31, 2014

  • Ronald P. Vennare

    Ronald P. Vennare, 73, of Linesville, unexpectedly went home to heaven on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Meadville Medical Center.

    July 31, 2014

  • Herbert G. (Mike) Thomas Sr.

    Herbert G. (Mike) Thomas Sr., of Meadville, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Crawford County Care Center in Saegertown. Born Feb. 15, 1942, in Oil City, he was a son of Wilbur L. and Mae M. Gifford Thomas Sr.

    July 29, 2014

  • Kara Gene Hamilton

    Kara Gene Hamilton, 52, of Ebensburg, formerly of Meadville, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at Cambria Care Center, Evensburg.

    July 29, 2014

  • Margaret Schultz Dearborn

    Margaret Schultz Dearborn, 96, of Erie, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Elmwood Gardens. Born in Springboro on Dec. 16, 1917, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Mary Kurtz Schultz.

    July 29, 2014

  • Cameron L. Shaulis

    Cameron L. Shaulis, 23, of Conneautville, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014.

    July 28, 2014

  • Herbert G. (Mike) Thomas Sr.

    Herbert G. (Mike) Thomas Sr., of Meadville, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Crawford County Care Center in Saegertown. Born Feb. 15, 1942, in Oil City, he was a son of Wilbur L. and Mae M. Gifford Thomas Sr.

    July 28, 2014

  • Pamela Sue Davidson Potts

    Pamela Sue Davidson Potts, 49, of Champion, Ohio, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

    July 26, 2014

  • Betty Mae Hindman Spratt

    Betty Mae Hindman Spratt, 91, of Meadville, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at UPMC-Hamot, Erie.

    July 24, 2014

  • Marlene Ann Legarth Trout

    Marlene Ann Legarth Trout, 63, of Meadville, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Meadville Medical Center.

    July 24, 2014

  • Carol A. Shank Schienle

    Carol A. Shank Schienle, 71, of Linesville, formerly of Homestead, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

    July 24, 2014

  • John Paul (Jack) McCaffrey

    John Paul (Jack) McCaffrey, 80, of Conneaut Lake, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Crawford County Care Center.

    July 23, 2014

  • Beth Ann Whitehead Bozarth

    Beth Ann Whitehead Bozarth, 52, a resident of Fairhope, Ala., passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014.

    July 23, 2014

  • Betty Mae Hindman Spratt

    July 23, 2014

  • John Farkas

    John Farkas of Conneaut Lake, one of the Greatest Generation, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Meadville Medical Center at the age of 88.

    July 23, 2014

  • Hugh (Joe) Francis McHugh Jr.

    Hugh (Joe) Francis McHugh Jr. was born Jan. 28, 1940, in Boston, Mass., and died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Gainesville, Ga., after a three-month bout with cancer.

    July 23, 2014

  • John Paul (Jack) McCaffrey

    John Paul (Jack) McCaffrey, 80, of Conneaut Lake, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Crawford County Care Center.

    July 23, 2014

  • Ronald (Ron) Christie

    Ronald (Ron) Christie, 63, resident of 1926 Glendale Ave., Erie, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Saint Vincent Health Center, Erie, after months of failing health. Born in Meadville on Jan. 3, 1952, Ron was a son of Gertrude Meissner Christie and the late Richard Earl Christie Sr.

    July 23, 2014

  • John Farkas

    John Farkas, 88, of Conneaut Lake, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Meadville Medical Center.

    July 23, 2014