Donald George Cherion
March 31, 1951 – December 6, 2020
It is with immense sadness that the family of Donald Cherion announces his passing on December 6th at the age of 69 years.
Donald spent his childhood in Omaha and graduated from UNL as an engineer. His first job out of college would take him to Indonesia for the next three years. This would be the beginning of a lifelong career overseas which would eventually take him to meet the love of his life, Liza.
Don loved working, not only because he found joy in his work but also because of the lasting friendships he would form as a result. His work provided him and his family with the unique opportunity to experience the world and its diversity of cultures, people, and surroundings.
Don also loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and catching up with family and friends, old and new. He enjoyed listening to his favorite rock and blues artists, watching the Cornhuskers, and keeping up with current events. He loved the ocean, the beach and exploring new places.
He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Caroline and John, and his brother, John Michael. Forever remembered by his wife, Liza; children, Michelle, John (Leah), and Chris; two grandchildren; sister Carleen (James); supportive cousin, Lynn; and brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, and family in the Philippines.
VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Thursday, December 10th from 6pm to 8pm, at the West Center Chapel with TIME OF SHARING beginning at 7pm. In remembrance of Don’s life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to St. Jude’s hospital or to St. Vincent de Paul Church 14330 Eagle Run Drive, Omaha, NE.
To view a live broadcast of the Time of Sharing, go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Service” button on the homepage.