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Cheryl Crowley, of Boyne City, Michigan, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at home.
She was born October 5, 1967 in Royal Oak, Michigan. Her family moved to Traverse City, Michigan where she grew up and graduated from Traverse City High School in 1986. She was the youngest of four children. Cheryl graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Michigan Technological University. She briefly lived in South Carolina and Minnesota, but always returned to her home state of Michigan, living most recently in Petoskey, Michigan and Boyne City. Later in life, she developed a severe alcohol use disorder. Despite the best efforts of family and friends to support her recovery journey, Cheryl succumbed to her disease.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Lois Stein, in 2017. Her father, Gerald “Jerry” Stein, died shortly after Cheryl on January 21, 2024. She is survived by her daughter, Katerina Crowley of Worthington, Ohio; her siblings, Doris Pomeroy of Douglasville, Georgia; Mark and Donna Stein, of San Antonio, Florida; and Susan Stein-Roggenbuck (Frank Roggenbuck) of Lansing, Michigan; and niece Melanie and Jon Santiago of Douglasville, Georgia; nephews Kyle Pomeroy of Davison, Michigan and Jacob Roggenbuck of Lansing, Michigan; and great nephews Lucas and Nicholas Santiago of Douglasville, Georgia.
The family remembers Cheryl as a kind, intelligent person with a deep love for animals. She had her mom’s beautiful smile and laugh, and a warm sense of humor. She deeply loved her daughter, Kat. She cared for all living beings (although she kept a respectful distance from snakes), and was often found paddling on Lake Charlevoix, saving bugs that had fallen into the water. She adopted several cats throughout her life and loved them dearly. Cheryl also loved reading, walking, collecting rocks from the beach, and eating chocolate.
A Mass of Christian Burial for both Cheryl and her father, Jerry, will be celebrated by Father Bob Bacik at St. Gerard Church in Lansing at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 2, 2024. Visitation will take place one hour before the Mass. Cheryl’s cremains will be buried by her parents in St. Ignatius Loyola Cemetery in St. Ignace.
Arrangements are in the care of Stackus Funeral Home.