SHARON, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Sheryl L. Kerr, 74, of Sharon, passed away peacefully on Sunday afternoon, September 12, 2021, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh following a several month illness.

She was born on December 27, 1946, in Sharon to William and Rose (Patrizi) Williams.

Sheryl was a graduate of Sharon High School and a devoted wife, mother and nana to her family.

She was a pillar of the American Cancer Society where she had faithfully served as an administrative assistant for over 35 years before her well-earned retirement in 2012. Following her retirement, she worked part-time for Altmeyers in Hermitage where she continued to make many new friends and acquaintances over the years.

She was a former member of the Oakland Avenue United Methodist Church.

Sheryl’s greatest joys were her six grandchildren whom she supported by diligently attending every sporting, dance, or other activities they were involved with. She also was an active fundraiser and supporter of the Relay for Life and was proud of her team “Nana’s Super Six”.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her three children, Kurt Donaldson and his wife, Yvette, of Florida, Kevin Donaldson and his wife, Lisa, of West Middlesex and Nicole Hayne and her husband, Dan, of Greenville; she was the beloved Nana of Kole, Myrissa, Garrett, Delaney Donaldson, Reagan and Bennett Hayne and sister of Linda Ciccone.

Sheryl was preceded in death by her parents; her husband and soulmate, Frederick R. Kerr on November 30, 1994 and by her sister, Donna LaScola.

Friends may visit with her family on Friday evening, September 17 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Sample-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 555 East State Street, Sharon, Pennsylvania.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday morning, September 18 at 11:00 a.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 3613 Sharon Road, West Middlesex, Pennsylvania.

Burial will take place at America’s Cemetery.

Contributions in her honor may be made to Stray Haven Animal Shelter, 94 Donation Road, Greenville, Pennsylvania.

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A television tribute will air Friday, September 17 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.