Deborah A. "Mac" Cherrybon

September 11, 2020


Deborah A. "Mac" Cherrybon, 64, of Minersville passed away Friday, September 11th, at her residence. Debbie was born in Pottsville, on March 20, 1956, a daughter of the late Anne M. (Kessler) and Thomas F. McSurdy. She was the widow of Barry Cherrybon. She was a member of the former St. Kieran Church of Heckscherville. A graduate of Minersville Area High School Class of 1974 where she was a member of the Band Front Color Guard. She was a C.Y.O . Cheer Coach for St. Vincent basketball team of Minersville and the Schuylkill Haven Midget Football Assoc., Member of the Sch. Haven Area P.T.O., was a volunteer who worked the concession stand and made 500 pierogies for the Schuylkill Haven Hurricanes home football games from 1997-2000 as well as working the concession for the Sch. Haven Swim Team. She was a former Sch. Haven Band Front Advisor, Kym’s School of Dance Secretary and involved with the set design, programs and costumes. She was currently employed as the Librarian at the Minersville Public Library. She was preceded in death by her parents Anne & Thomas “Fritz” McSurdy and her husband Barry on September 16, 1992. Debbie is survived by two daughters, Lora, wife of Matthew Greco, and Leeza, wife of Eric Bartol. She is also survived by a sister, Diane Cola. Debbie is also survived by her pride & joy , her granddaughter Mia Danielle Parry. Also surviving is a niece, Erica McDemus , nephew Jordan Cola , great niece Abby McDemus, Aunt Ellen, wife of Todd March, and cousins, Carol Gerhard, David & Darren March, Tom & Kyle Kessler. “Mac” is also survived and was surrounded by many life-long friends. Her passing shall leave a great void in the hearts of those knew her and called her friend. Her senior write up said it best. “Deb...cute senior...who posseses beautiful hair...a contagious laugh…and a sparkling personality…popular girl….who hails from Buck Run...energetic and cheerful…a bright spot in everyody’s day”. All are respectfully invited to attend a Visitation from 9:00 to 11:00: am on Saturday, September 19th at the Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc. Minersville. A Memorial Service will be held following visitation. Due to COVID-19, all recommended social distancing, mask requirements, and public safety guidelines will be followed. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Minersville Public Library. 220 S 4th St, Minersville, PA 17954. Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville is entrusted with the arrangements.

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