cheryl proellochs
Cheryl J. Gilles Proellochs, 36, of Colliers, WV died Monday August 13, 2007, at the Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. Cheryl was born on February 12, 1971, in Weirton, WV, the daughter of Edmond and Eleanor J. Cunningham Gilles of Colliers, WV. Cheryl was an avid sports fan. She especially loved the “ Black and Gold” Pittsburgh Penguins, Pirates, and Steelers. She truly enjoyed organizing many bus trips to local sporting events and concerts. She loved music and shared this passion with her brothers. Surviving in addition to her parents are her two brothers, Brad and his wife Pat Gilles of Upper Saint Clair, PA, and Terry and his wife Vicki Gilles of Weirton, WV. Visitation will be 2-8 PM Wednesday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV, where funeral services will be at held 11 AM Thursday. Reverend Christina Hosler will preside. Interment will be in the Chestnut Ridge Cemetery, Florence PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Share tributes and memories at

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  1. Somewhere a journey begins at the end of the worldly existence we know, Somewhere a path stretches over the stars, and rivers of memories flow Somewhere a silence is heard far away and the brightness of day fills the night, Where the trials of life are resolved into peace — when a soul finds its way to the light My deepest condolences to the family and friends. She will be missed greatly. Mandi Rock

  2. We were so very sorry to hear of your loss, words just can’t express anything at a time like this. Just know our prayers are with you. Larry and Eileen

  3. I am so sorry to hear about Cheri, she was an amazing person who I got the privilage of meeting a couple of years ago. She will be missed by everyone that knew her. Make sure you look down on all of us ” Koozie Queen ” Mike

  4. I cannot begin to express the loss we all feel for Cheri. She was a great person and a true friend. Please know we all loved her and we will miss her. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. No words can describe the incredible sadness we are all feeling right now for our dear friend Cheri. My heart goes out to her entire family. Cheri touched the hearts of so many people and the love we all have for her is amazing. We shared a love of music and enjoyed so many concerts together. We called Cheri, Terry and Brad the “Triple Gilli” and whenever I went anywhere with them I was fortunate enough to be considered an “Honorary Gilli”. We shared many, many laughs and I feel so lucky to have known her. I will hold on to those memories and cherish them. This will forever keep her close to me.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. We were very lucky to have shared some very fun times with Cheri. We know that a part of Cheri will always live on in your hearts. While this is such a trying time for you, we hope that in the future you will be able to carry on with her sense of love for life and her ability to make everyone laugh. If there is any way that we can help you through this, please don’t hesitate to ask. Take good care of each other. Love, Bill & Tink

  7. I don’t even know where to begin. Cheri has touched so many lives. I have so many wonderful memories of her. I am going to miss her tremedously. Cancun is just not going to be the same without her. She was so excited for our vacation with Wayne, Mikey and Nancy. We all have to be strong and hold on to all the memories that she has left us with. Steelers, Penguins and Pirates games are just not going to be the same without our Cheri. LOVE TO THE ENTIRE GILLES FAMILY. Love you all, Mary Kay

  8. Cheri wil be forever missed by everyone that ever met her. I have Cheri to thank for the greatest gift ever , My wonderful wife Lora and daughter Emma.The song “When You’re Here” will forever be dedicated to my friend Cheri.

  9. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Cheri. May God bring you all peace.

  10. Once in a lifetime you come across a friend like Cheri! Her passion for her family, friends and interests were so…. contagious! Cheri had the ability to make you feel so at comfort when things couldn’t possibly be any worse and that is something that will stay with me as long as I live. I met an amazing group of people because of Cheri and I know we all will be able to rely on each other and move forward. I can only say to her family that I hope knowing how much she was loved and what an amazing person she was will help bring you some peace and comfort at a time when that doesn’t even seem possible. Love, Diana

  11. Dear Gilles Family,Cheri was a friend of my aunts, Donna Smith. We loved having Cheri at family gatherings and enjoyed her at the WVU tailgates. She was always so fun and full of life–a great person, and wonderful friend to my aunt. She will be missed You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Cheri has been my friend for 19 years now; since we worked together during our days at Burger King in high school. I could not think of a more loyal and dependable friend who has been there all these years. Cheri will be missed more than she will ever know. The good times that her friends will have in the future will never be the same. She will, however, live in all of our memories forever. Miss you always, Eric

  13. Cherbear was one of my best friends who has been by myside through thick and thin. She’s the strongest and most amazing person in my life. I will forever cherish all of our MEMORIES. May you rest in peace my dear friend and you will never be forgotten. Love, Your BJ

  14. Cheri is an incredible person who will not be forgotten. She has touched so many peoples lives. My thoughts and prayers to the family as you go through this time.

  15. Dear Gilles Family, I can not even begin to tell you how difficult this is to write.Ray and I will miss Cheri so much. She was always there when I needed her during the bad times my family and I had. She was a true friend.She will always be in our thoughts and prayers. You had a great daughter and sister.We will remember all the good times with her.Steeler/Pens& Pirates games just will not be the same.

  16. I cannot begin to express how much Cheri touched my entire family, She was such a bright star in our life and one of my absolute best friends….She will always be in our hearts and my daughter Hannah will always hear stories about her “Aunt Cheri” Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you…….

  17. To the Gilles family, I am so sorry to read of you loss. I just met Cheri one time and we exchanged hats. She liked my hat and I had to wear her Steelers hat. The one time, she touched my heart and I considered her a friend. My prayers are with you and, Cheri, God Bless.

  18. To the Gilles family, I am so sorry to read of you loss. I just met Cheri one time and we exchanged hats. She liked my hat and I had to wear her Steelers hat. The one time, she touched my heart and I considered her a friend. My prayers are with you and, Cheri, God Bless.

  19. Cheri will be missed by many. She was a good friend who left us way too early. All my love and deepest sympathy go to her family and her many friends.

  20. I send my Condolences for Sherry from Australia , I did not know her but she sounded a very nice person as I learnt all about her from Margi her cousin. I am very sorry for your loss. God bless you Sherry, you are now with God in heaven.

  21. Terry & Vick: I cannot tell you how shocked and saddened I was to learn about Cheri, from Chaz this afternoon. I can still remember the first time I met her — Chaz was three and he and I pulled through the Burger King drive-through; he, of course, demanded a Kids’ Meal Crown to wear, and Cheri said, “That’s Chaz, isn’t it?” I asked how she knew, and she said, “Because I’m his uncle’s little sister…” My deepest, heartfelt sympathies and prayers are with you two, Pat & Brad, and his and Terry’s folks. Much love, Kelly

  22. Our sister,our friend,our baby! We will miss you more than you will ever know! You will always be my sister forever! Not a day will go by without you in our thoughts and prayers!My life will always be greater because you were a part of it! I and my family thank you for being who you were, There will never be anyone like you EVER!!!! You will be missed,but I know now that heaven is a better place because I know you are there. My father is there with you and that scares me because I dont know who has a bigger heart? I LOVE YOU CHERI!TOGETHER ME AND YOU NO ONE COULD EVER TOUCH GO BLUE!!!!!!

  23. You have my deepest sympathy,Cheri was an amazing person and a great friend that i will never forget.I will remember all the good times with her.I will keep you all in my prayers. Love,Tina

  24. Terry, So sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. May you & your family find comfort in your memories of her, for those can never be taken from you. Our deepest sympathies,

  25. To Ed & Elenor, Brat & Pat, Terry & Vicky, and the entire Gilles Family, I am so saddened to her of Cheries’ passing. My memories of the times we spent together as family, have always held a special place in my heart and will always continue, although with a touch of sorrow. Although we had not spoken to each other for some time, Cherie and I were extremely close at times and often would be there for each other, if only in spirit, without casting judgement or criticism on each other’s actions, accepting each other for who we were, not who or what someone wanted us to be. Cherie’s strong spirit and love for all good things in life will always be remembered. I recently read that death is the last battle to be won, not lost and tonight, Cherie, we raise our glasses in honor of your memory, spirit, and soul.

  26. Just would like to say to the family of Cherie that Im very sadden of your loss. Cherie was one of my hockey buddys and I will miss the hours of talks we had about the preds and the pens. we will miss you Charie love Anthony,Rachel and Kelly

  27. so sorry for your loss,your daughter was a very nive person, i enjoyed talking to her when i worked at the store.

  28. My thoughts are prayers are with you Cheri, and to the friends and family that adored you. Those who live in the hearts of others never pass.

  29. I met Cheri through my brother Dave & his wife Lori many years ago. She was an amazing person. Always cheerful & full of life. She was the type of person you thought you’ve known forever. I’ll never forget the times at the Oasis,the bus trips to games,the limo ride to the Kiss concert when we got rained on and soo many more great memories. I hadn’t seen her alot lately but had a nice time at my wedding with her last month and will miss her terribly.Korner cubord wont be the same without her.My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

  30. Cheri was a great girl,always pleasant and full of life. My condolences go out to Terri and the rest of the Gilles family. She will be sadly missed by all the Bernola’s. God Bless

  31. Cheri was a great girl. My condolences go out to her family. Cheri and the family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  32. I was introduced to Cheri by my son, Eric Carper, several years ago.She was very kind and sweet to me. Cheri and a few of her friends got together one time for a concert with Toby Keith and she invited me to go with them. I was so honered. I got to take my first ride ever in a limo because of her. She introduced me to the Povertyneck Hillibillies of which I’m an avid fan of now. I will always have fond memories of her. Cheri, you will be missed. God bless you and keep you. Maggie

  33. I met Cheri when I was around 21 years old and we hit if off right away. She always made me smile no matter how bad I felt. She was a joy to be around. Bob, Sara and myself will sadly miss her and she will be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless !!! The Yobys

  34. Weep not for me now that I have passed. Remember the laughter, the affection, the joy not just the recent tears. Cherish the memories, our hopes and dreams. Hold fast to the love that we shared. Be happy with the time we spent together and being anew. For I am not really gone, I am closer than ever before. As the morning sun rises and throughout the busy day…I am with you. Until the setting sun disappears on the horizon and we watch the day turn into night…I am here. You may feel a faint breeze stir round your head, while you slumber as I gently kiss your forehead, “Good night.” The stars that shine so brightly in my heavenly sky help me watch over you and keep you from harm. I am the wind in the trees and the song of a bird. I am moonbeams in a midnight sky and a glorious rainbow after the storm. I am morning dew and freshly-fallen snow. I am a butterfly flying overhead and a puppy happily at play. I am a smile on a stranger’s face a gentle touch a warm embrace. Listen to the wind for my message of love. Watch the sun rise and set in the sky with me. Feel my essence encircle you with warm memories. Open your heart to know…I am not gone. Reach deep into your soul…You will find me. I am here. Have no fear. I am with you, Always. Our hearts go out to all of Cheri’s family & friends. We have known Cheri for a few years now and will always consider her a friend. We hold you close to our heart Cheri Always and will miss you. Love, Rico, Michele & family

  35. sorry to hear about your:r sister.You and your family are in our prayers. God Bless Kathy & Doug Shaw

  36. Terry and family I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers

  37. To all the family members of Cheri…I am so sorry for your loss of a sweet person at such a young age. I have known Cheri for years from playing against her in the Weirton Dart League. We always had a good time together. She will be missed. Especially those cigarettes…….Good be with you all…….As for you Cheri, I have to say for the last time.”Bye whore from the bitch.”

  38. Terry and Vickie and the Gilles family: We are so sorry for your loss! Cheri was a beautiful person. We are so sorry that we cannot be there for you!! Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Cheri is your blessed angel in heaven that will now watch over you!

  39. Terry, vicki & Family….. Sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. We’ll keep you in our thoughts & prayers. If you ever need anything you know we are just a few footsteps away..Love Les, Linda & family

  40. To the Gilles’ Cheri was a true friend and a wonderful person. All of our lives will be a little drearier without her presence. This poem gave me some comfort when my mother died. I hope it does the same for you. The Ship I am standing on the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength, and I stand and watch her until at length she is only a ribbon of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to meet. Then someone at my side says, “There, she’s gone!” Gone? Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of destination. Her diminished size is in me – not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says, “There she’s gone!,” there are other voices ready to take up the shout, “There, she comes!” And that is dying.

  41. Mr. and Mrs. Gilles and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Cheri was a great pal to have growing up, she was funny and outgoing, always happy to make new friends. My family and I extend our condolences and our prayers to you in this difficult time.

  42. To the Gilles family,If there is anything you need please ask. Cheri was the most giving,loving and caring person that I have ever met. She has a special place in my heart forever and I am so lucky to have had a great friend like Cheri. Love to your whole family.

  43. To The Gilles Family, Tommy and I loved Cheri very much, she was at our house for the week-end, and of course as always we had a great time. We were playing steeler monopoly and at one point Cheri looked at me and laughed and said Andrea you don’t even know that you passed the Cheri test and didn’t even take it! We laughed and I told her how nervous i was to meet Tommy’s friends because he spoke so highly of them especially Cheri, she laughed and say YAH you’re in! Tommy especially remembers the night he danced with Mamma at the O and how proud Cheri was. We will miss her every day, her text messages, her love of family and friends, her kindness and mostly her LOVE.

  44. Jean and Ed, I wish I had the words. Cheri was as near and dear a friend as anyone could have. I am speechless… numb… and so very sorry for you both. I will always remember her.

  45. Our sincere condolences at your sudden loss. I apologise for this late entry, I , only recently learned about Cheryll. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you. God Bless. Tommy Wyatt and Family

  46. To Cheri’s family, I don’t think that you can ever know how much Cheri meant to us. We only found out about her passing just recently and are taking the news very badly. We are so incredibly sorry for your loss. To our dearest friend ‘Kelly’, we miss you honey, so much. The void that you have left in our lives can never be filled, we would do anything to have you back. We will cherish the memories of our years together in Arizona forever, they were some of the best of our lives. Rest in peace friend, We love you.

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