NEW CASTLE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Scheryl L. Fulkerson, 71, of New Castle, passed away Saturday, May 15, 2021, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Mrs. Fulkerson was born October 31, 1949, in New Castle, a daughter of the late Edward and Catherine (Reid) Desatnik.
A lifelong area resident, she was a 1968 graduate of New Castle High School.
A dedicated homemaker, Scheryl also worked at the former Country House Christmas Shop, New Castle.
The matriarch of her family, she looked forward to organizing and planning family gatherings and reunions. Scheryl loved playing with her grandchildren and in her spare time, worked on arts and crafts.
Scheryl was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, West Middlesex.
She is survived by her husband, Francis Anthony Fulkerson, whom she married November 29, 1969; a daughter, Jennifer Bright of Bessemer; a son, Eric Fulkerson and his wife, Lauren, of Pulaski; five grandchildren, Kylie and Brandon Bright and Aidan, Alyssa and Dylan Fulkerson; two stepsisters, Cheryl Kale and her husband, Rick, of New Castle and Stella Conrad and her husband, Ed, of Hadley, Pennsylvania and two half-brothers, Charles Desatnik of New Castle and Brian Desatnik and his wife, Mary, of Hillsville, Pennsylvania.
In addition to her parents, Scheryl was preceded in death by her stepmother, Betty Desatnik.
In honoring Scheryl as a 40-year breast cancer survivor, the family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the American Cancer Society, at www.Cancer.org.
Calling hours are 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 20, 2021 in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 111 West Falls Street, New Castle. Funeral service will immediately follow at 1:00 p.m., with Rev. Glenn Whitman, pastor of Church of the Good Shepherd, officiating.
Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery, Neshannock Township.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, May 19 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.