OBITUARY

Cheryl L. Schulz

August 26, 1947February 8, 2021

Cheryl L. Schulz, longtime resident of Stratford, CT, passed away on February 8, 2021. She was 73 years old.

Born in Port Chester NY, Cheryl was the daughter of Bernard and Rose Marie Crouch. She attended Port Chester High School where she was a baton majorette and studied to become a Certified Nurse’s Aide. She graduated in 1965 and worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital for 3 years as a C.N.A. She was married in 1968 to her loving husband. She then became a mother and took the opportunity to be a stay at home mom. She transitioned into Private Duty Nursing and was a caregiver for many years. She was such a nurturing woman and took pride in taking care of so many patients and always became part of their families.

After her grandson was born, Cheryl stopped working and cared for him for the first 2 years of his life and cherished every second of it. She loved telling him stories as an adult and how she used to rub cream on his little feet. In the last several months, he took care of her and was dedicated to her every need. She loved her family more than anything. When her mother was diagnosed with cancer she was by her side until she passed on. When her father was diagnosed with dementia she spent every moment she could with him. She was a dedicated daughter and put her heart into it as long as she could. Her caring ways were noble and well done. She had an infectious way of giving about her with no expectations and was a power of example to many.

Cheryl is survived by her daughter Erica Schulz Taylor (fiance David Dimatteo), grandson Dallas Taylor and granddaughter Brooklyn DiMatteo, son Kurt A. Schulz, sister Dawn Onufrik (husband Kurt Onufrik), nephew Zachary Onufrik, nephew/godson Bryan Crouch, niece Michelle Ducie (husband Kevin), great niece’s Hannah and Clara and sister in law Debbie Crouch. In addition to her dedicated husband of 53 years, Arthur E. Schulz, Cheryl was predeceased by her brother William (Bill) Crouch.

Visitation will be held, Saturday, February 13, from 11am-1:30pm at the Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike in Monroe. A funeral service will follow at the funeral home at 1:30pm. Due to current public health concerns, masks must be worn at all times and social distancing will be observed.

In grateful recognition of the care and kindness shown by the nursing staff who took care of Cheryl during her last days, please consider making a memorial donation to Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses at https://www.nursingworld.org/foundation/donate/.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 13, 2021

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Kurt Schulz

February 13, 2021

Ruth Lelle

February 13, 2021

Erica and Cheryl's Family,
I am praying the Lord will comfort you with his peace, surround you in his love, and encourage you with his presence.

I have many wonderful memories of Cheryl and Artie. One of the best things my late husband Carl did was join the SCCBC cb club where we met many wonderful friends like your Mom & Dad.

I am so sorry for you loss, you have been thru so much.
God Bless You, Ruth

Kurt Schulz

February 13, 2021

Kurt Schulz

February 13, 2021

Rod Rowland

February 13, 2021

To Erica & Family

My Deepest Sympathy and Condolences to you on your loss. My Prayers and Thoughts are with you at this time. May the Lord give you strength at this time and forward. My Love and Hugs for you All.


Love Rod

David Palastro

February 13, 2021

Erica, Dawn, and Kurt, you have my deepest sympathy for your loss. Cherrie was a very giving and compassionate person, she went out of her way to stay in touch with my mom after my father passed away, my mom always looked forward to their phone chats. Please take solice that she's now with a great bunch of family members who will be glad to see her and share their love, and probably some great food as well! After Covid hopefully we can all meet up for a family gathering to reminese in person.

Kathy Brickett

February 13, 2021

Cheryl was the most amazing woman I have ever known. Cheryl was kind and loving. She was an amazing wife and loving person to her children and grandchildren. I have been blessed to be able to call her Mom. Cheryl always made me feel a part of her family and for that I am truly grateful. Love you Mom!💕

Andrew Barnard

February 12, 2021

You were really something special and I cherish the memories.
Love, Andrew

Amber Lucas

February 11, 2021

I will always remember Cheryl and Arthur's kindness when I was a young girl. I lived in a rough situation and they both went above and beyond to bless me. Cheryl over the years would encourage and check in on me. Praying God's comfort for the whole family❤

Carol Mandras

February 10, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I loved my cousin very much and she always was so patient and kind with my family. We always kept in touch throughout the years and I will sorely miss her conversations. She always cared so much about other people. Rest in peace my dear cousin! She will always be in my ❤️🌹