Cheryl Kay Maurer of Punxsutawney passed away early Monday morning at the Grove in North
Huntingdon, PA. Following a strangulated hernia and emergency surgery in September, she developed
fatal complications due to kidney damage incurred during recovery. Services will be conducted at the
Albion United Methodist Church and Mahoning Towers at a date yet to be determined. Please direct
memorial donations to the Mahoning Towers Tenant Association.
Cheryl was born October 15th, 1958 to Melda Arminta Manners and William Murvin Maurer outside of
Frostburg. Cheryl relocated to Mahoning Towers in downtown Punxsutawney following her mother’s
death approximately 12 years ago.
Cheryl graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School in 1976 where she was an active member in
the Arts and the Junior Classics Society. Following a couple years at Lafayette college, she returned to
Punxs’y. She soon found a career in accounting working for local automotive and transport businesses.
Recently she was collaborating with When Pigs Fly Studio composing and producing children’s lyrics
and songs. Her work can be found at htpps://www.youtube.com/user/whenpigsflystudio.
Cheryl enjoyed cooking, a variety of crafts, many sports and particularly NASCAR racing. She was
known for her intelligence, magnetic personality, clever wit and beautiful singing. Cheryl was a
devoted active lifetime member in the Albion United Methodist Church community. She taught
Sunday and Bible school for children and adults, played piano and sang in the choir. She held the
offices of Treasurer and Secretary for the church as well as President, Treasurer and Secretary for the
Ladies Aid Committee. She directed the annual Christmas Choir Concert and regularly participated in
various fundraisers and community outreach programs. When Cheryl moved into Punxsutawney, she
established a new devotion to the Mahoning Towers Association. She held the offices of President,
Treasurer, Secretary and Hospitality Chairman. She created annual Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day
programs and assisted in building beautification and holiday decorating.
Cheryl was preceded in death by her mother Melda and father William, half brothers Donald and
Maurice Brosky and niece Greta Brosky. She is survived by many local relatives including Norman
Manners, and Harold (Butch) and Evelyn Brunner. She is also survived by her brothers’ families
outside the local area; Judy (Maurice) Brosky; Jennifer, Joe and Shane Dowling; Richard, Jennifer and
Shauna Brosky; Margaret (Donald) Brosky, Carrie and Adam Wallace and Laura Hopkins (Jim
Countryman). Her family would like to recognize and thank the staff at The Grove for all their
exemplary service. Laura also extends an extra special Thank You to Cheryl’s community and staff at
Mahoning Towers for their assistance and support during this time.