Patricia E. “Pat” Cherry

RANDOLPH, N.Y. —   Patricia E. “Pat” Cherry, 71, of Sheldon Street, Randolph, passed away unexpectedly Saturday (Dec. 1, 2018) in the emergency room at UPMC Chautauqua.

She was born Oct. 7, 1947, in Jamestown, the daughter of the late Raymond L. and Barbara Jean (Mullerschon) Johnson.

Patricia attended Randolph Central School and was a graduate of the Olean Business Institute. Prior to her retirement, she had been a receptionist at Heritage Village, and was the secretary to the principal at the Gail N. Chapman Elementary at Randolph Central School. In earlier years, she worked for Elkdale Wood Products as their office manager.

Pat was a lover of all things, she was a dog breeder for Shihtzu and Bishon dogs and often kept track of her pups by requesting photos from the new owners. Things most important to her, were family, her children and grandchildren, working with the elderly, raising dogs and listening to music. She also enjoyed renovating, remodeling and flipping houses. She also had a green thumb and loved gardening.

She is survived by two daughters{ Elaine (Carmen) DeGiglio of Olean and Tammy (Scott) Huddleson of Randolph; siblings: Teresa (Roger) Grover of Randolph, Cheryl Grover (the late Douglas) and Raymond E. Johnson, both of Kennedy; and her companion, Ronald N. Carlson of Bemus Point.

Pat is additionally survived by nine grandchildren: Traci (Kyle) Wilcock, Joshua Cherry, Matt (Joy) Cherry, Nicholas Oakes, Maria DeGiglio, Patrick Bly, Tyler Griffin, Jordyn Huddleson and Zach Huddleson; seven great- grandchildren; her beloved aunt, Marrianna (Merle) Hendrickson; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond L. and Barbara Jean; and a son, U.S. Army Ret., Michael Roy Oakes Cherry. The family will receive relatives and friends from 4-7 p.m., Friday (Dec. 7, 2018) in the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church St., Randolph, from where services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday. The Rev. Mike Anderson, pastor of Family Church of Cattaraugus County will officiate. Burial will follow in the Randolph Cemetery.

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