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Cheryl Ann Gapinski
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Cheryl Ann Gapinski

Age 72 of Owosso passed away Monday, September 25th, 2017 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

Cheryl was born March 12th, 1945 in Milwaukee, WI the daughter of Dwight and Beverly (Jansen) Lory.

She graduated from high school in Cincinnati, Ohio. She attended Miami University and graduated in 1967 with a Bachelors degree in Music Education. In 1997 she obtained her Masters degree in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College.

Over the course of her career, Cheryl celebrated her love of music through teaching, performing, directing and community activities.

Cheryl taught at schools in Blue Ash, Ohio, Owosso, Michigan and Corunna, Michigan, leaving an indelible influence on thousands of students. Additionally, she was a member of numerous of many music associations and the recipient numerous awards for her teaching and directing.

Cheryl was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Owosso as well as Director of Music for the First Congregational Church for 20 years and later a hand bell director for the First Baptist Church.

Cheryl is survived by her husband of 50 years David; Brother Keith Lory of Texas; Daughter Caryn (Gapinski) Pirochta of Owosso; Son James Gapinski of Owosso; and Grandson Michael David Pirochta, and many members of her extended family.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at Owosso Middle School with Rev. Ray Strawser officiating along with Rev Jeremiah Ritchie and Pastor Debbie Grazier. The family will receive friends at the school from 11 AM until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Cheryl Gapinski Memorial Scholarship Fund. Checks can be mailed to Shiawassee Community Foundation at PO Box 753, Owosso, MI 48867.  Online donations can be made at shiawasseecommunityfoundation.org


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Visitation

Saturday

30

Sep

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Owosso Middle School

219 N. Water Street
Owosso, MI 48867

Service

Saturday

30

Sep

2:00 PM
Owosso Middle School

219 N. Water Street
Owosso, MI 48867

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