Cheryl R. Pompilii July 16, 1946 - December 7, 2023

Date of Funeral

December 16, 2023

Cheryl Pompilii, 77, passed away on December 7, 2023, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Chester, PA, and was a graduate of Chester High School, class of 1964, where she was a cheerleader. She then went on to nursing school at Widener University. Cheryl was an RN who worked for Sacred Heart Hospital, Crozer Chester Medical Center, and retired from the University of Pennsylvania.

She was extremely passionate about books and enjoyed going to book signings and meeting new authors. Many times, she worked personally with the authors and would read and review their books before they were published. She loved spending time with her husband at their vacation home in Crystal Beach, Earleville, MD, sitting on the deck with a book in her hand. Her favorite tradition was Black Friday shopping with her son Joe. Above all else, she loved spending time with her grandkids and really enjoyed watching her grandson Anthony play basketball.

Cheryl was predeceased by her parents Sgt. John “Snapper” and Dorothy “Dot” Ryan and her brother Stephen “Bogie” Ryan.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 55 years Sylvester “Sonny” Pompilii; her loving children Joseph S. Pompilii (Dana), Marc Pompilii (Kari), and Daniel Pompilii; her grandchildren Tyler, Anthony, and Gianna Pompilii, brother John Ryan (Edie), sister-in-law Tootie Ryan, niece Katie Ryan and nephews Matthew (Amanda), Bradley (Heather) and Jeffrey (Karen) Ryan.

Funeral service will be held Saturday (December 16, 2023) 11am at the Bateman-Allen Funeral Home, 4220 Edgmont Ave., Brookhaven, PA, 19015 with a visitation from 10am-11am at the funeral home. Burial private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, (st.jude.org). Online condolences can be sent via www.batemanallenfuneralhome.com

Funeral service Saturday (December 16, 2023) 11am at the Bateman-Allen Funeral Home, 4220 Edgmont Ave., Brookhaven, PA, 19015 with a visitation beforehand from 10-11am. Burial private.


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    Diane Wojs Mullen says

    So Sorry to hear of Cheryl’s passing. Spent many days with Cheryl, the boys, and my Children, David Wojs Jr. And His Sister Tracie Wojs, While living at 1408
    Seigel Street.

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    Vic Buonu says

    Very sorry for your loss Sonny! My condolences to you and your family. May God rest her soul!
    Vic Buono

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      Kerry M. Joseph says

      So sorry to hear the loss of your wife, Cheryl. Praying for you and your entire family. May she rest in peace!

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    Vic Buono says

    Very sorry for your loss Sonny! My condolences to you and your family. May God rest her soul!
    Vic Buono

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    Dave & Mary Thomas says

    Sonny, Joe, Marc & Danny we are so sorry to hear the passing of Cheryl. When we think of Cheryl we think of all the great times we had watching our boys play basketball and watching them grow up together. RIP Cheryl.

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      Gayle Wilson Withers says

      So sorry Sonny with the loss of Cheryl. She was beautiful both inside and out. We had so much fun at CHS and cheerleading. Great times and memories. Rest Dear Cheryl.

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    Sharon Lastowka Knasiak says

    Sonny, Joe, Marc and Danny,
    We are all so saddened to hear of Cheryl’s passing. She always had a smile on her face. May you find comfort and peace in your memories of her.
    Rest in peace Cheryl
    Joe, Barbara Lastowka and family

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    Ralph Hunter says

    Sorry to hear about the loss of Cheryl. Linda and I send our deepest sympathy, prayers and condolences to you and your family.

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