Clifford Bruce Cherry
September 1, 1939 – November 13, 2020
Mr. Clifford Cherry, 81, of Vero Beach, died November 13, 2020 at his home in Vero Beach. Clifford was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on September 1, 1939. He grew up in Connecticut and New Jersey. He graduated from New York Military Academy in 1957. He attended Dean Junior College in Franklin, Massachusetts where he played football and lacrosse, and where he also met our Mother, Patricia Ford Cherry. Clifford moved to Vero Beach in 1972 from Wayne, New Jersey. He was a General Contractor for many years; owner of Cherry Construction. Member and past Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge; and member of the Eagles Lodge, and the VFW. He loved working on his Model A Ford, Florida State Football and the mountains. If there was a party, he was there. He was also very proud of his Hungarian heritage. Survivors include his Wife of two years, Genevieve (Genny) Morris-Cherry, daughter Tricia Cherry Ledford (Red); Son Brian Cherry; three Grandsons Nicholas Cherry, Eric Cherry and Alex Cherry; four Granddaughters Ashley Ledford Williams (Joseph), MaryEllen Ledford Rowley (Ben), Kali Cherry, Malia Cherry; and one Great Granddaughter Samantha Lynn Cherry. He is preceded in death by his Wife of 49 years, Patricia Ford Cherry, his Parents Tom and Helen Cherry and his Son Kenneth Bruce Cherry. The Family requests that Memorial gift be designated to Hematology of Florida at Mayo Clinic in memory of Cliff Cherry. Gifts can be mailed directly to Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224, noting in honor of Cliff Cherry in the memorandum section or with an accompanying letter; if made online or by phone please include gift specifics in the notes section or verbally, as appropriate. A private family service will be held at Aycock Funeral Mausoleum on November 28, 2020.
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Clifford Bruce Cherry
November 19, 2020
I am so very sorry for your loss. Cliff never met a stranger ...and thus when I moved to Vero 6 years ago we became friends. He was just the best person in every way.I will miss his never ending friendship , humor, kindness and generosity , as will many . My heart is heavy ...RIP and God bless my friend.❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️
November 17, 2020
Sorry to hear about your dad Mike and I have many many good times with your mom and dad we had a few spur-of-the-moment trips we went on those are always the best you and Brian are in my thoughts and prayers
November 15, 2020
Sorry to hear this sad news about Uncle Cliff. Condolences to all. May he Rest In Peace.
Attached is a picture from 1955 of Cliff and Ed.