Cheri Lieberman – our great friend, trusted advisor, and a mentor to many – passed away in early December. (Her obituary follows.) A unique person with special gifts and an extraordinary skill set, she was involved with our organization for nearly 30 years as a parent and a Board and Executive Committee member.
She was upbeat and funny, stoic and courageous – both in her life and the way she handled its many challenges. Her commitment to our work was total, and I can think of no one who took her responsibilities as a Board member more seriously. As one small example, she consistently came to meetings – and contributed mightily to them – in health circumstance that would have prevented most of us from getting out of bed.
We miss her already. Her memory will be a blessing to all of us.
Baruch dayan ha-emet.
(Harvey Lowell, President/CEO, Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters)
Dr. Cheryl A. Lieberman, 69, of Chelsea, Mass., died Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, in Whidden Memorial Hospital, Everett, Mass. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., she was the daughter of the late S. Bernard and Ilane Qunit Lieberman and was the owner of Cornerstone Consulting. She was a member of Temple Israel, Boston, and served on the Board of the Jewish Big Brothers/Big Sisters. She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her sister, Bonnie Lieberman. Dr. Lieberman is survived by her sons, Eric Lieberman, Fall River, Mass.; and Christoper Lieberman and his wife, Becky, Marlboro, Mass. A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in B’nai Jacob Cemetery, Darling Street, Wilkes-Barre, with Rabbi Dovid Kaplan officiating. Arrangements are by Rosenberg Funeral Chapel Inc., 348 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Contributions may be made to the Jewish Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Boston, Temple Israel of Boston or the Animal Rescue League of Boston. For additional information, visit the funeral home website at www.rosenbergfuneralchapel.com.