Cheryl C. Stagl, 72, died in the early morning of Feb. 12 at home in Lacona with her family by her side.
Sandy Creek Central School’s Salutatorian for the Class of ’63, she went on to graduate from Syracuse University as a Public Health Nurse. In this capacity, she worked in New York’s Onondaga, Oswego and Jefferson Counties, and in Alexandria Virginia. She subsequently retrained and became a French Teacher, joining the staff at her high school alma mater and obtaining an MA-French at Middlebury College; she also briefly taught Latin, for which she had an enduring enthusiasm.
A longtime attendee of the Pulaski Baptist Church and later the Sandy Creek United Methodist Church she was an active congregant serving at various times as pianist, organist, Bell Choir member, and Bible Study Leader. Hers was also a familiar face at church yoga classes, scrapbooking and knitting events. In recent years she gifted her handknit scarves and baby blankets to friends and loved ones near and far.
In addition to her passion for music and adherence to her faith, she was a voracious reader across many genres as well as an avid crossword and jigsaw puzzler.
Truly selfless, compassionate and exceptionally loving, she was unfailingly committed to her husband, daughters, parents and extended family, as well as numerous lifelong friends.
Cheryl is survived by her devoted husband of 48 years, Allen Stagl, beloved daughters Claire Birmingham of Libertyville, IL, Suzanne Meyer and Gordon of Brooklyn, NY, four adored grandchildren, her sister Nancy Reed and numerous nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Esther Cobb of Lacona.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be scheduled in the Spring.
Instead of flowers Cheryl has requested donations be sent to Golisano Children’s Hospital, Syracuse, NY; Sandy Creek United Methodist Church; or Sandy Creek Friendship Thrift Shoppe.