Schoharie County, and many people throughout Central New York, are today mourning the passing of Cherie Stevens, 65, of Cobleskill.

Cherie was a passionate and dynamic woman who touched countless lives with her positive attitude, her encouraging spirit and her unflagging zest for life.  Cherie was a graduate (1970) of Sidney (NY) High School, and continued her education at Syracuse University and State University of New York at Oneonta.  She was a valued member of the faculty at SUNY Cobleskill for decades.

Cherie was instrumental in producing and directing countless musical and plays (nearly 100) over the years and was considered to be a highly professional leader of the arts in the SUNY Cobleskill community.  She rose to became both a Dorm Director and Dean of Women at the college.

Cherie was a founder of Marathon for a Better Life, a non-profit organization which provided tens of thousands of dollars to fight cancer throughout the Schoharie County area.  Cherie was named a "Schoharie County Star" by the Cobleskill Times-Journal newspaper for this effort.

She was the recipient of many honors and awards over the years.  She was most proud of her induction into her alma mater's "Sidney High School Wall of Fame" for distinguished graduates.

A celebration of Cherie’s life will be held at 10AM on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Cobleskill United Methodist Church, Chapel Street, Cobleskill.  Cherie’s family will be present from 11AM to 1PM and again from 5PM to 8PM on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Coltrain Funeral Home, LLC, 134 River Street, Middleburgh.  Interment of Cherie’s cremains will be held privately, at Glenwood Cemetery in Afton.

Memorial donations in Cherie's memory are requested to her beloved Marathon for a Better Life,  PO Box 268, Warnerville, NY 12187