Cheryl Ann Zappia 1962-2020
LOWELLVILLE — On Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, God called this angel, Cheryl Ann Zappia, 58, to heaven, where her frail body was made whole again and she was relieved of all pain, worry and suffering. She is now in heaven showing all the other angels her grandkids, all of whom she was so proud of, and watching over us that remain.
On her last day on earth, she told her husband, Steve, that she loved each and every one of us and if she didn’t come back, she would see him again in heaven, a promise that we know she will keep. Although the world is not a better place without her, Steve is a better person for having her for this brief time as his beautiful, loving wife!
Cheryl was born April 13, 1962, in Youngstown, a daughter of Harry and Stella Delp Nolder and had been a lifelong area resident.
She was a 1980 graduate of Struthers High School and attended ITT Technical School in Youngstown.
Cheryl worked for many years at the Poland branch of Farmers National Bank and later at Kohl’s in Boardman.
She enjoyed baking and spending time at the ocean, but she most especially cherished spending time with her family.
Besides her husband, Steven Zappia, whom she married March 26, 1983, she leaves her two sons, Adam (Jessica) Zappia of Pulaski, Pa., and Nathan (Colleen) Zappia of Niles; her sister, Helen “Sue” (William) Simcox of New Middletown; and five brothers, Edward “Butch” (Sandy) of Youngstown, William “Bill” (Marlene) of Boardman, Robert “Bob” (Trudy) of Hanoverton, Jerry (Marilyn) of Lowellville and David (Jacqui) of Austintown. She was loving “Gam Gam” to Avery, Max, Bryce and Everly Zappia. Cheryl also leaves several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, and a brother, Harry A. “Alvin” Nolder.
A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, at Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home in Lowellville, with Pastor Doug Theobold officiating. Interment will follow in Poland Riverside Cemetery.
Friends may call 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service, at the funeral home.
The family requests material contributions take the form of donations to the UPMC Liver Transplant Center in Cheryl’s name.
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