Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc.

1014 California Ave, Pittsburgh, PA


Barry C. Cherkes

May 26, 1970July 21, 2019

Barry C. Cherkes, age 49, of Avalon, our Brother passed away on Sunday July 21, 2019 after a brief fight with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents Stanley and Janet Cherkes. Beloved brother of Paul (Jane) Cherkes, Peggy Cherkes, Patty (Joe) Moore and his twin Susan Cherkes. Uncle "Big B' to Kevin, Katie, Michael, Maggie, Joey and Jack; also survived by many aunts, uncles and Cousins. Barry was a loving father of two boys, Ben and Max. He loved them more than anything in this world and told them often. Barry was patient, understanding and strived to be a role model to his boys. Our brother was blessed to have a core group of friends that were always there for him and his boys. Our hearts are grateful to the Clarion University Boys (Dave, Potter, Jason, Coco, Foobie and Joe). Our long time neighbors Bobby and Theresa Weed; his best friend and brother-in-law Joe Moore. Friends will be received Friday, July 26, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc., 1014 California Avenue, Avalon, PA 15202(412-766-5600). A mass of christian burial will occur Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Church Of The Assumption, 45 N Sprague Ave, Bellevue, Pennsylvania 15202. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Shepherd's Door for the Backpack Buddies Program, 563 Lincoln Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15202.


  • Visitation Friday, July 26, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, July 27, 2019


Barry C. Cherkes

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Rebecca Ayres "Dougherty

July 27, 2019

I went to school with Barry at Northgate. He graduated a couple yrs before I did. He was a great guy and he will be greatly missed.

Rich Otterman

July 23, 2019

Barry was truly great in everything that really matters in life. Exemplary Father. Committed Family Man. Loyal Friend. Ultimate Pittsburgher. My condolences to the family and loved ones. Love you, Barry. RIP.

David Cruse

July 23, 2019

What a great guy who I became great friends with during my time at Clarion University. Thank you for the good times as you are etched in my memories forever. Rest easy brother!

Al Young

July 23, 2019

Words cannot describe how very sorry I was to hear this. Been friends since college. Always called me Lil Al. One of the best friends you could have. He will be truly missed. Rest in piece my friend.


July 23, 2019

all, please accept my condolences and may the memories of Barry and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. He was a great guy with a loving heartfelt smile...