On Monday June 24, 2019 one day shy of her 100th birthday, Josephine (Cherellia) Cherrone of Export passed away at the William Penn Care Center. Daughter of the late Pasquale and Bendora Cherellia. Beloved wife of the late Anthony Cherrone. Mother of the late Patricia (Ed) Falta. Survived by her son Dr. Anthony (Devra) Cherrone: Grandchildren; Dr. Edward (Dr. Melanie) Falta, Ken (Zuzanna) Falta, Kellie (Artie) Tortorice, Dana (Chris) Barkefelt, Nicholas (Jamie) Cherrone, ; great grandchildren, Sarah, Lucas and Sienna Falto, Silvia Tortorice, Travis and Devin Barkefelt, Santino and Anthony Cherrone. Also survived by a sister Viola Onder of Export and a brother George Cherellia of Alburn, AL; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Lisa Beufort who was her caretaker for the past 6 years and all the exellent caring staff at the Care Center. She was a wonder wife, mother, homemaker and cook. Josephine and her husband Tony loved the town of Export where they were born and raised their entire life. She spent many hours talking about growing up with her family and then raising her own there. She will be missed by all that knew her. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations may be made in her memory to the Export Historical Society, 5944 Johnson Ave., Export, PA 15632. Visitation for family and friends will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Wolfe-von Geis Funeral Home, Inc., 5701 Lincoln Ave., Export PA 15632 (724) 327-1400. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. In St. Mary Church, Export. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Export.
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