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Benches dedicated in memory of residents

November 15, 2011

Photo by Gian DeLoia – The Borough of Johnsonburg dedicated a bench in memory of Louis "Lulu" Cherry for his 40 years of service. Shown, front row, from left, Colby Hefright and Caleb Hefright; second row, from left, borough council president Harriet Stahli, Robin Rose, Nancy Cherry, Kathy Hefright, Louis Imbrogno and Elmer Ferragine; back row, from left, Ronald King, Alfred Maletto and Johnsonburg mayor David Zilkofski.

JOHNSONBURG – The Borough of Johnsonburg, Johnsonburg Chamber of Commerce and the Johnsonburg Rotary Club held a special ceremony Monday afternoon along Market Street to dedicate two benches; one in honor of Louis "Lulu" Cherry and the other to Willis "Bill" Simon.
Cherry married Nancy (Grunthaner) Cherry. He lived all of his life in Johnsonburg and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1954. He worked for Johnsonburg Borough for 40 years, retiring in 2009 as Street Supervisor. He was a member of Central Hose Company.
In addition to his wife of 21 years, he is survived by five children, Dino Cherry of Kane, Albert Cherry of Kersey, Nicklous Cherry of Johnsonburg, Donna Waigand of Kane, and Cindy Lupino of Ridgway; five stepchildren, David Wolff, Robin Wolff, Kathy Hefright, Lori Smith, and Joseph Wolff, all of Johnsonburg; 21 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, John “Chisel” Cherry, Thomas Cherry, and Joseph “Butch” Cherry, all of Johnsonburg; and three sisters, Janice Esposito of Brockway, Annie Polaski of Johnsonburg, and Elaine Myers of Johnsonburg.

Pick up a copy of the Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.

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