Janet M. Cherkes

May 7, 1940April 6, 2019

Age 78 of Avalon, on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Stan Cherkes. Loving Mother to Paul (Jane) Cherkes, Peggy Cherkes, Patty (Joe) Moore, Barry Cherkes and Susan Cherkes. Gram to Kevin, Katie, Michael, Maggie, Joey, Jack, Ben and Max. Sister to the late Bill and Bobby LaLonde. Also survived by many loved nieces and nephews.

Janet was happiest holding court at our weekly Sunday dinners. She was a 49 year member of Assumption Church. Nothing gave her more strength than her faith, family, friends and love of her North Side roots.

Friends will be received Monday from 6-8pm and Tuesday from 2-8pm in the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc., 1014 California Ave. Avalon, (412-766-5600). A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday at 10am at Assumption Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Shepherd's Door for the Backpack Buddies Program, 563 Lincoln Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15202.


  • The Shepherd's Door for the Backpack Buddies Program


  • Visitation Monday, April 8, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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