Cheryl Mae Eastman

November 24, 1947

May 29, 2009

Cheryl M. Eastman

Cheryl M. Eastman, 61, formerly of Bethlehem, passed away Friday, May 29, 2009 in the New Eastwood.

November 24,1947 in Wilson Borough, she was a daughter of John M. Eastman of Nazareth and the late Bessie Pappas Eastman.

Personal: She was a 1965 graduate of Wilson High School and attended Kutztown College. She received her LPN degree from Northampton Community College.

Cheryl last worked for New Seasons Assisted Living. Prior to that, she was employed by Eastwood Nursing Home and Easton Hospital.

She enjoyed trips to Ocean City, NJ.

Cheryl was a La Leche League consultant.

In addition to her father; a son, Adam-Paul Shive and his wife, Jennifer of Bethlehem, a daughter Chelsea Shive of Allentown, a brother John M. Eastman, Jr., of Forks Township, a sister, Pamela Snyder of Lewistown, ME and a granddaughter, Shayla Shive.

A sister, Joan Kormandy, died earlier.

Private services will be held under the direction of the Stunk Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson Borough. Burial will be in Forks Cemetery.

Source: The Express-Times, May 31, 2009, B4


16 April 2010, from Cheryl's son, Adam Shive:

My mother, Cheryl Eastman, passed away last year. She told us many stories about her escapades at Wilson High. In honor of her I'd like to share some of these classics. One of my favorites was about the time that she was taking driver's ed class.

The drivers ed teacher would pile the students into the car and take them around town. Apparently, he would often just run errands instead of doing any actual instruction. One such session included my mom sitting in the front passenger seat with a few other kids in the back. The instructor took them to a golf course where he left them in the car while he went shopping in the pro shop. My mom, being one who can't stay quiet in the face of opposition, slid over to the wheel and took off, leaving the teacher at the golf course! I believe she joy-rided for a bit and then returned to school. This really shows my mom's funny nature but I could never tell it as well as she did.

Here's another one but it's about my dad. I think he graduated a few years after my mom but still is a WHS alumnus. His name is Donald Shive, nicknamed "Skip". He had a friend who was nicknamed "Seek". One day they find a can of spray paint. Like any teenage boy, they next tried to find something-anything, to apply said spray paint upon. They came to a wall and went on to spray "SKIP" and "SEEK" in large letters. By the way- did I mention it was the wall of the WHS? And that they were the only skip and seek in a thousand mile radius? Needless to say they got caught and spent several hours washing that wall.

This story taught me a good lesson, never vandalize anything! Especially school property, especially with your nickname, especially if you're the only person with that nickname!


Adam Shive