December 16, 1947 – September 29, 2017
Cheryl Lynn Schwartz, 69, passed away peacefully on September 29, 2017. She was born at Clarkston Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska on December 16, 1947 to Benjamin and Rose L. Schwartz (Zubkoff). The family eventually move to South Bend, Indiana where she graduated from John Adams High in 1965. She first attended Indiana University but transferred in 1966 to St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana, and completed her degree in BioChemistry in 1972. She worked at Miles Laboratories while she was studying her degree in the research department. After Miles Labs, she moved to Chicago to work as a Bio-Chemist/Enzymologist. She leveraged her skills and abilities to further her career in research, and eventually moved to Burlington, NC. At one point she helped create the critical components for testing illegal drugs in the saliva of individuals. She retired from research, obtained a Masters in Industrial Technology (Focus in Occupational Safety) from East Carolina University in 2005 and then taught part time in the Alamance School District.
Cheryl met the love of her life, John D. Gaddy, who survives her, in 1995 and married him on Oct 11, 1998. They both enjoyed breeding Corgi’s and going to dog shows. They also loved to cook.
Cheryl was dedicated to the Girl Scouts her entire life. She was a troop leader and held various positions in North Carolina’s organization.
Cheryl’s father passed away on Dec 30 2015. She is survived by her 93 year old mother, Rose, of Maumelle, Arkansas, her sister Sandy Schwartz of Oakton, VA, her brother Gordon (Roxana) Schwartz and nieces (Hannah and Juliana) of Orange Park, Florida, many cousins, and many adopted daughters and friends from the Girl Scouts.
Services will be held be Oct 04 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel at Hebrew Orthodox Cemetery, Mishawaka followed by burial at the Hebrew Orthodox cemetery in Mishawaka, St Joseph County, Indiana.
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