OBITUARY

James Francis Cherry

April 23, 1930February 10, 2019

Cherry, James F. of Harper Woods, passed away February 10, 2019, at the age of 88.

Beloved husband of the late Frances Gardiner (d. 2008). Loving father of Michael (Peggy), James (Diane), Anthony (Linda), Paul, Joseph (Lynda), Judith (Dale) Shredneski, and Frances Cherry. Grandfather of 13, great grandfather of 9. Son of the late Frances and Julian Cherry. Brother of the late Patricia/Gloria (Berton A.) Aikens, Michael (d) (Charlotte), Paul (Nancy), Tom (Joan). Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Jim was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. After his discharge he made a career in real estate. Dad had a long bowling history and loved listening to and watching the Red Wings and Tigers.

Visitation Wednesday, February 13, 2-8 pm, rosary at 7 p.m. Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot, Roseville, MI 48066. Funeral mass at Assumption Grotto, 13770 Gratiot, MI 48205, in repose 9:30 with funeral mass to follow at 10:00.

  • FAMILY

  • The late Frances Gardiner Cherry, Wife
  • Michael (Peggy) Cherry, Son
  • James (Diane) Cherry, Son
  • Anthony (Linda) Cherry, Son
  • Paul Cherry, Son
  • Joseph (Lynda) Cherry, Son
  • Judith (Dale) Shredneski, Daughter
  • Frances Cherry, Daughter
  • Grandfather of 13, great grandfather of 9. Son of the late Frances and Julian Cherry. Brother of the late Patricia/Gloria (Berton A.) Aikens, Michael (d) (Charlotte), Paul (Nancy), Tom (Joan). Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • In Repose Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, February 14, 2019
REMEMBERING

James Francis Cherry

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Rose Mary Priest

February 15, 2019

Dear Family of Jim,

Please accept our condolences at this sad time. We pray that you find strength and comfort in warm memories of times spent with your brother, dad, father-in-law, uncle, or grandfather. Jim was always a bright ray of sunshine in our neighborhood.

He always smiled and waved whenever we drove past his house or he rode past ours on his bicycle. One snowy day last year I remember looking out my front window to see him looking out his window. I smiled and waved and he reciprocated. One by one, after trash pick-up, he would gather his neighbors' recycle bins/yard waste containers and place them at the side of their house.

Jim and my husband, Bill, rode their bikes together occasionally. I know Bill will miss his biking companion and I will certainly miss my friendly neighbor with the sunny smile and kind words.
Dearest Jim, until we meet again on the other side, you and Fran will live on in the hearts of the Priest family - Bill, Rosie, Robyn, and June.

Paula Koch

February 12, 2019

Always a smile, a silly joke, always made you feel comfortable — just seeing his picture makes me smile and remember his “animated” ways — his warmth will be missed, love you Uncle Jim xox

Rodger Cherry

February 11, 2019

You will be missed at our morning breakfast and trips around the Grosse Pointes that you enjoyed so much. Always smiling and ready to deliver that joke or two....enjoy the next stop in lifes circle...

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY