Obituary of Georges Chery
Obituary for Georges Chery (February 14, 1958 – October 21, 2023)
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Georges Chery on October 21, 2023. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on February 14, 1958, Georges led a life marked by kindness, resilience, and unwavering dedication to Jehovah.
• Georges was raised by Lyse Chery and Dominique Ridorè in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. His upbringing was full of Joy, laughter and family which shaped the person he became.
Georges came to the United States on December 31,1989 at the age of 31. He initially worked a number of different jobs to help support his family as best he could and notably became a Manager for a belt company in New Rochelle, later transitioning to a role as a school bus driver, where he was much appreciated.
Georges is survived by his son Georges Jr. Chery, Ricardo Chery, and his beloved wife of 29 years, Micheline Chery and they’ve been together for 45 years, along with his grandchildren Aaliyah Paris Chery, Paige London Chery, and Mason Chery and daughter in law Berlande-Dyna Chery. He was the cherished firstborn among his siblings Ninon Ridoré Charmant, Christine Magalie Ridoré, Violette Lise Ridoré , Pascal Ridoré , Jean Edwine Ridoré, Fabiola Ridoré. His siblings were dear to him, and he offered them support and guidance whenever possible, earning their love and respect as the family's patriarch in return.
Georges was known for his humor, infectious smile, reliability, and love for sports like basketball, soccer, and baseball. Yet above all, his dedication to Jehovah was paramount. Baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses for over 28 years, he served as an elder for over 12 years being appointed on May 23, 2011, and had the honor of serving alongside his youngest son, Georges Jr. Chery, on the body of Elders.
Throughout his lifetime, Georges enthusiastically preached the good news to all he met, embracing auxiliary pioneering whenever the opportunity arose. He was a father figure and friend to many, leaving a lasting impact on numerous lives. His generosity, humility, and love for people were among the many qualities that endeared him to others. Georges cherished spending time with his family and friends, and his admirable qualities served as a source of encouragement to the younger generation. Despite facing health challenges in his later years, Georges remained spiritually active, continuing his ministry, public witnessing, conducting Bible studies, and supporting others in their spiritual journey. He remained faithful to the very end, with firm belief in the Bible’s promise of a resurrection onto a Paradise earth (Psalms 37:29). As Jesus will soon call, Georges will answer (John 5:28,29), and we eagerly anticipate welcoming him back.
Visitation will be held at Riverdale Funeral Home, Inc 5044 Broadway, NY on Friday 4-8pm.
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