Cheryl Schmidt

Cheryl Schmidt

Cheryl Schmidt

HILLTOWNS — Cheryl (née Swint) Schmidt “entered into eternal peace on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at the age of 72,” her family wrote in a tribute.

“Born in 1949 to Hazel and Giles Swint, Cheryl lived her life as a Hilltown resident,” her family wrote. “Cheryl graduated Berne Knox Westerlo Central School, Class of 1968. She spent her life in service of others.

“Growing up, as the oldest of eight children, she cared for her seven younger siblings. For more than 40 years, she worked in the home health-care field where she received many accolades from the families she supported and helped care for their loved ones.

“She was a wonderful baker, specifically known for her apple pies, breads, cookies, and rolls. Cheryl loved to travel, visiting the ocean, camping, seeing Alan Jackson, and spending time with her family. She was very fond of the saying, ‘Not all who wander are lost.’ She will be missed!”

She is survived by her three children, Chasity McGivern, and her husband, John, Che Smith, and Shawn Schmidt and his wife, Joye, and by her seven grandchildren, John Todd McGivern, Thomas, Amanda, Patrick and Meghan Smith, and Gavin and Nathan Schmidt.

She is also survived by her seven brothers and sisters: Paulette (née Swint) and Michael Payne, James and Kimberly Swint, Margaret (née Swint) and John Cintula, Giles John and Karen Swint, Michael and Mary Swint, Maureen (née Swint) Ellis, and Charles and Jane Swint.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Berne Reformed Church on Sunday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m. with fellowship to follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Reformed Church, 1664 Helderberg Trail Berne, NY 12023.

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