Cheryl Miller Revier

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 March 2021 at 6:06 pm

HOLLEY – On March 25th, 2021, the world lost an incredible woman. After a courageous battle with liver cancer, (yes, this can happen to those who do not drink) Cheryl Miller Revier died peacefully at home under round-the-clock angelic care from her family and Hospice. Her spirit, released from her worn-out body, is now joyfully exploring the universe.

A woman who we lovingly referred to as Cheryl, Cherie, Mom, Noni, Yoni, and the best friend ever. A woman who was devoted to her family, loved having fun, soap operas (The Young and the Restless), pizza, fireworks, bonfires, Fair Haven, and shared an indescribable kinship with many four-legged canine friends.

She possessed the most contagious laugh you would ever hear … a woman who had a non-judgmental attitude toward all and was never heard criticizing or speaking badly of anyone. She did not know the meaning of the word gossip. You were free to be yourself around Cheryl because that is how she loved you, unconditionally. You were proud to be related to her or blessed to call her your friend … a woman who was always glad to see you … and whose welcome mat was always out at her neat and tidy home.

She was a woman whose love affair with her husband, Brian, lasted over 40 years … a woman who felt one of her greatest accomplishments in her life was the rapport she shared with her children – Jessica Revier, HMI at US Navy Philip Revier and Cameron Revier… a woman whose love and pride in her four grandchildren – Laci, Anthony, Collin and Sequoyah – was unsurpassed.  Sharing in her family’s happiness and accomplishments was her ultimate joy.

Cheryl was a woman whose easy smile, bubbling personality, and kindness warmed the lives of many … a woman who found peace in the simple pleasures of life – whose heart was easily filled with time spent on her back yard deck savoring a cup of tea and being ever-so-grateful for the serenity of the place she called home. She possessed a green-thumb that enticed the most reluctant plants to grow and flourish.

“Miss Cheryl” was a devoted employee who was loved by all the children she interfaced with daily whom she treated with respect, but also insisted on (and received) respect in return. As a child, she was the cousin all the kids wanted to spend time with. A fun-loving gal who was always up for an adventure, with just the perfect amount of mischievousness included.

Cheryl accepted the news of her disease with grace and dignity. She admitted it was, indeed, hard at times, but recognized she was a lucky woman, who led a lucky existence, loved many people and was loved in return. For this she was eternally grateful. Her beloved friends and family were so very precious to her. Knowing and loving each one of them was the real success story of her life. She knew, undoubtedly, we will joyfully meet again. And for this reason, she decided to be at peace now and thankful about having had a full life, rather than sad about having to physically leave us.

Knowing Jessica, Philip and Cameron were all in good places in their lives and had become such good people, made it easier for her to temporarily say goodbye. She prays Brian will feel her presence when she’s gone.

Besides her husband, children and grandchildren, Cheryl is also survived by her father and mother-in-law, Gary and Ann Revier; sisters-in-law, Beth (Michael) Hennessy and Lori (Rob) Thorpe and their children; her aunts, Carol Roth, Alice Crawford, Billie Bubel. Left to mourn her loss are many other close-to-her-heart family members and cherished friends.

Cheryl was predeceased by her parents, Jack and JoAnne Miller (whom she lovingly cared for during their illnesses with a passion and dedication she never gave herself enough credit for); her grandparents, Kenneth and Lorraine Davy and Jake and Tillie Thomas; along with many other loved ones.

Cheryl realized every cloud has a silver lining, that she would now be able to simultaneously watch over her loved ones, but at the same time, like family gatherings she so loved, was looking forward to the many who were waiting to welcome her home with open arms.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 31st, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 16650 State Route 31, Holley, NY 14470. Please note the funeral home will be operating at 50% capacity per state guidelines. New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory.

Another gathering will take place when the flowers bloom and the leaves on the trees are visible and we can safely be together without Covid restrictions and where we will celebrate how very thankful we are for a woman named Cheryl who God sent to be in our lives. She will be missed beyond description.

If you wish to pay tribute to Cheryl, please do so by extending an act of kindness or donating to an organization near and dear to your heart. To share a special memory of Cheryl please visit