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Cheryl Jewart Masterman

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Cheryl Jewart Masterman was my 1st cousin, being the daughter of my mother’s sister, Naomi Spittler. She and I spent many days together as children and teenagers growing up in Lake View, NY. We would take walks to Buttermilk Falls/18 Mile Creek, have sleep-overs, go to the beach, go up to her aunt’s cottage on Chautauqua Lake, go skating on local ponds, have “photo shoots” of each other, go on double dates together and other fun things. Whenever the family got together for holidays, Cheryl and I would always find something to do, sometimes getting in trouble like staying out too long on a walk, so everyone would be looking for us, or pushing the fire siren button in our grandfather’s room. As young kids, we would often walk around the fields and roads in Lake View looking for pop bottles, then turn them in to Murjahn’s Saloon to get $$, or go down to our grandparents’ store on Sundays and play “shopping for groceries”.

We were close until I went away to college in 1962, but still remained in contact until shortly before her death on 7/4/2014, exchanging posts on Facebook. She was especially interested in the research I had done on our family ancestors and I remember finding a photo of one of her Jewart ancestors from Pennsylvania on which resembled her father.

Cheryl was just 2 years younger than me and I never thought she would pass before I did. She was way too young to die and I will miss her. I didn’t know she was ill but I do remember something she wrote a few months before she died in a discussion we were having on Facebook where she said she “had a lot on her plate” but I guess I didn’t actually catch the extent to which that was true.

Susan Ward Merk - Cheryl's cousin

Cheryl was my cousin and 9 years younger than me.  We spent time at family gatherings and in my teens, I babysat Cheryl and Dean on many occasions.  I will always remember growing up together.  I was shocked to hear of her death - she was too young to die.  Lindah J. (Ward) Schucker, Maryland

Cheryl was the best neighbor and friend anyone could wish for.  In our little group of "Pleasant Ave. Divas" she was always fun to be around.  Always up for dinner or a night with the ladies.  While I was having some medical problems she was always checking to see if there was anything she could do for me.  Taking me for a haircut or doing some shopping.  Her smile and laugh were always so genuine and full of life and love.  She loved her family so much and had such pride in each of them.  Anyone who met her will always remember her smiles.  She is now going to celebrate her anniversary with the "Rickster" in heaven.  We will miss you little diva - Pat and Mike Pierce

Cheryl Jewart Masterman died July 4, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard; dearest mother of Richard Masterman and Tammy (Tom) Fadale; cherished grandmother of Thomas, Trevor and Tanner; dear sister of Dean (Cate) Jewart. A private memorial will be held at the discretion of the family. Arrangements entrusted to LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 716-627-2919. Online condolences may be shared at and at Buffalo News.

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