ONEONTA – Cheryl A. Carter, 63, who lived in Oneonta for many years, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Elmira.
She was born on March 15, 1956, in Elmira, to the late Clarence and Dorothy Deats Carter.
She was employed by various department stores, including Rosenbaum’s and Harold’s Army-Navy Store.
Family was always of the utmost importance to Cheryl. She enjoyed gambling, reading, bonfires with bourbon, and her feline companions.
Cheryl is survived by her two brothers, Ricky (Cheryl Marie) Carter Sr. and Stephen (Sheila) Carter, both of Gillett, Pa.; stepchildren, Robert (Lisa) Lipari, Joseph (Brook) Lipari, Lindsay (Mark) Maynard and Katee (Jared) Shue Lipari; five step- grandchildren; step-siblings, Gary (Lori) Hawk, Lee Hawk and Raymond (Andrea) Hawk; nieces and nephews, Amanda and Christine, Nicole and Jason, Kristen and Patrick, Rickey Jr., Crystal, Raymond, Rand and Ryan.
In addition to her parents, Cheryl was predeceased by two companions, Michael S. Lipari and Peter Molinari, both of Oneonta; stepfather, Malcolm Bull; and stepsister, Bonnie Reese.
Guests will be received from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira A memorial service will follow at 3:15 p.m.
Memorials in her name may be directed to the Animal Care Sanctuary, 353 Sanctuary Hill, East Smithfield, PA 18831.