Cheryl A. Zalewsky

April 24, 1952 ~ May 13, 2020 (age 68)


Cheryl A. (Watts) Zalewsky, 68, of West Deer Township, died Wednesday May 13, 2020 at her home with her loving family by her side. She was born April 24, 1952 in New Kensington to the late Wallace “Ace” and Perina “Perry” (Marsili) Watts. Cheryl grew up in Russellton and graduated from Deer Lakes High School in 1969. She was a member of Transfiguration R.C. Church, Russellton, Chat-n-Chew Club for over 32 years, the East Fork Sportsman Club, Austin, PA and a lifetime member of Girl Scouts of Southwestern PA. Prior to starting her family Cheryl worked for the H.J. Heinz Co., Pittsburgh working as an inspector, then more recently she worked for UPMC Eye Center as an Administrative Assistant. She enjoyed gardening, spending time at her camp in Wharton, PA, spending time with her friends and family, and especially spending time with her children and grandchildren. Family was most dear to Cheryl.

Survivors include her children, Dr. Justin (Melanie) Zalewsky of Arlington, VA, Erin (Ryan) Eury of Indiana Township and Kaitlin Zalewsky and her fiancé Stephen Sunday of West Deer, her grandchildren Madeline, Abigail, Noah and Nolan, her siblings Christina “Tina” (Richard) Gross of Ford City, Gerald “Jerry” Watts of Buffalo Township and Mark (Wendy Sauers) Watts of West Deer Township.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years David F. Zalewsky who passed April 6, 2019.

With the present health crisis, a private family visitation was held in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Township. A private funeral mass was held in Transfiguration R.C. Church, Russellton, West Deer with the Rev. James P. Holland officiating. Following the Funeral Mass, she was laid to rest next to her husband in Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Indiana Township. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to the Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. View obituary and leave condolences at

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