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Cheryl Reagan Leeds

January 20, 1959 - September 28, 2017 Newark, DE | Age 58 Loving Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister and Friend

CHERYL  REAGAN  LEEDS, age 58, of Newark, DE, passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at her residence. She was the wife of Norman D. Leeds, Jr. “Doug” with whom she shared 30 loving years of marriage. She will be greatly missed by her beloved children Stephen Douglas Leeds of Wilmington, DE and Alexandra Reagan Leeds of Newark, DE.

Born in West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of Janet Walter Reagan of Hockessin, DE and the late Charles B. Reagan, Jr.

Cheryl was a Registered Nurse, working at Christiana Care, Visiting Nurses Association, retiring in 2016, after 33 years of service.

With her contagious laugh and vibrant stories, she was the light that filled the room. She has made many loyal friends and spent a great deal of time enjoying them over a glass of Chardonnay. She took great pleasure in cooking gourmet meals and entertaining. It is hard to believe that her heart faltered since her compassion, generosity and love for others was so strong.

She was preceded in death by her brother, the late Thomas A. Reagan of Atlanta, GA.

In addition to her husband, children and mother, she is also survived by one brother, Steven M. Reagan of Atlanta, GA, one sister, Linda C. Reagan of Hockessin, DE, one uncle, Dennis W Reagan, Sr. of Bear, DE, one aunt, Sandra R. Broadhead of Freemansburg, PA, and several nieces and nephews.

You are invited to visit with Cheryl’s family and friends from 6:00 to 9:00 on Thursday evening, October 5, 2017 at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA, and again from 10:00 to 11:00 on Friday morning, October 6, 2017 at the Willowdale Chapel, 675 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, PA. Her Funeral service will follow at the Church at 11:00. Burial will be in Longwood Cemetery, Kennett Square, PA.

To view her online tribute and to a share a memory with her family, please visit www.griecocares.com


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Services

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October 5, 2017 6:00-9:00 Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA

Viewing

October 6, 2017 10:00-11:00 Willowdale Chapel
675 Unionville Road
Kennett Square, PA

Funeral Service

October 6, 2017 11:00 Willowdale Chapel
675 Unionville Road
Kennett Square, PA

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  1. I was so saddened to hear of Cheryl’s passing. I too was in the Class of ’76 and remember her WONDERFUL personality. She was always the same. She was down to earth, funny and that smile…glowing! She loved life, her family and friends! Always the life of the party! When I think back to our H.S. days, Cheryl is one of the first people I remember! Rest well my friend and fellow nurse. You’ve run your race. You will be sorely,missed by so many!! What a great legacy you have left behind! Fly high until we meet again! 💝👼🙏

    Linda Dowell,BSN,RN | October 7, 2017 at 3:46 PM
  2. I’m so sorry to hear of Cheryl passing it was shocking also.but god makes no mistakes.she was a good and a good co workers.i knew and work with her for over 20 years.her laugh and her smile I will forever remember.she was loved by everyone.her pt loved her to.to her you have suffer a great lost you will be in my prayers.she is in heaven smileing down on us.rip Cheryl.gone but never forgotten.Rebecca Deshields ccvna can.

    REBECCA DESHIELDS | October 5, 2017 at 10:08 AM
  3. My heart and prayers go out to Cheryl’s dear family in this time of sadness and loss. Cheryl has long been my hero on many levels. Not only was she an excellent nurse; but she shined in all that she did. She was a true friend and loved everyone. She never hesitated to pay a compliment as she walked by. She had a positive attitude, and a gentle soul. Her laughter illuminated a room. I will personally miss her dearly.
    Valerie Hughes,BSN,RN

    Valerie Hughes, BSN,RN | October 5, 2017 at 8:10 AM
  4. Cheryl was the light of the neighborhood. Her infectious laugh and beautiful smile made her a ray of sunshine to brighten the day. We will always remember her. Doug, Stephen and Alex, thank you for sharing her with us. We are blessed to have known her. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. The McCord Family

    Kathy and Mike McCord | October 3, 2017 at 8:24 PM
  5. I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know Cheryl for only a few years through my wife’s annual HS get-togethers, called “The Girls of 76” I remember first meeting her and thinking ‘Who is the sassy, intelligent, funny and big-hearted lady who fills up the room’? Well, it didn’t take long to get to know and cherish spending time with her and her very patient and loving husband, Doug !!
    The shock of losing someone like Cheryl at such a young age makes one wonder why such things happen? We must take solace in the time we did have to spend with such a lovely person, and know that she is with the Angels in Heaven.
    Please accept our most sincere condolences and prayers for your Family.
    Matt and Doreen Palucci

    Matt and Doreen Palucci | October 3, 2017 at 5:19 PM
  6. My thoughts and prayers are with Cheryl’s family. I went to school with her and will remember the smile that she always had on her face. She was a beautiful person inside and out.

    Patty Pennington Sheets | October 3, 2017 at 2:47 PM
  7. I’m so sorry for your loss. Cheryl and I have been friends since we were 3 years old. We shared a lot of laughter and fun adventures. We had great times as 4 and 5 year olds going out on the Reagan family boat and extended our friendship through our teen years going to England and Scotland together as 14 year olds…. and the adventures we had there will always be a fond memory. Cheryl always had a smile on her face and it was guaranteed when doing something with her we would laugh, possibly get into trouble, and have fun. I know Cheryl is now with with her dad and Tom. She will be greatly missed but not forgotten.

    Debra Wendel Golias | October 3, 2017 at 12:32 AM
  8. Dear Doug, Stephen and Alex,
    Your wife and mother Cheryl was a lovely person. I now relish more than ever the good times I shared with her and thank God that our paths crossed as neighbors in Beech Hill. Oh, those were the days! But when you guys moved to Autumn Woods, she continued to reach out…because Cheryl was a “magnet friend”; she didn’t forget about you because you were no longer in close proximity. Cheryl enriched her circle of friends in ways that cannot be completely described. Yes, I, too loved her beautiful smile and contagious laugh. And, from the earliest days, I noticed she could cook with a flair, and serve and hostess equally well. But it was her love and concern for her family and friends that shined most brightly. You could trust her. Finally, she was always ready for a road trip, and I recall precious times in NYC and Annapolis. She celebrated life to the fullest, and today, it is with the fondest of memories–way down here in Texas–I thank God for her and celebrate the life she lived. My prayers and thoughts surround you. –Marilyn Morgan

    Marilyn Morgan | October 2, 2017 at 10:10 PM
  9. Cheryl was a special kind of person that will be greatly missed. Always happy, willing to help others and always herself. You may not see her for a long time but when you did you could pick up the conversation where you left off. I saw her recently at our high school reunion and we talked for a long time and had lots of laughs. Her laughter will always be embedded in my memory. She was a wonderful person who will be greatly missed.

    Polly Teti | October 2, 2017 at 8:52 PM
  10. Dear Doug, Stephen and Alex, We love your family deeply and are sad beyond words to hear of Cheryl’s sudden death. The comments above are such a true representation of Cheryl’s energetic zest for life, her hugely generous heart, and her deep love for people. She threw a great party which represented her ability and desire to celebrate each day of life. Her stories were hilarious….I still laugh when I remember her recounting her stolen diamond ring. And beneath the laughter was a serious and caring soul who sensed a need and moved toward it. I loved seeing her more since her retirement; she was a great help as we prepared to move. We and many others are praying for your sad hearts as you grieve this immense loss. Hopefully we will have some time soon along with other Beech Hill neighbors to share 28 years worth of wonderful memories. Love and hugs, Jay and Joanne Foggy, Lauren, Jess, Nate

    Joanne Foggy | October 2, 2017 at 10:23 AM
  11. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Cheryl. I worked with Cheryl for many years at CCVNA. She was a terrific coworker and friend and a great nurse. My sincere condolences to her family and friends. Kendall

    Kendall Weyl | October 2, 2017 at 10:06 AM
  12. Cheryl was a bright shinning star who could light up a room upon her entrance !! You always knew when Cheryl was at an event, and if you didn’t, you could hear her laughter, and then follow the sound of her laughter, right to her !! Cheryl – just being around her would make you happy, and you would Laugh and Laugh – sometimes laughing so much that tears would roll down your face !!! Sometimes – for instance, being at a shower or a wedding, the table that Cheryl was seated at would sometimes be so LOUD with laughter, that we would all get in a little bit of trouble, but, no one ever cared because everyone just loved being around Cheryl and laughing and laughing. (KSQ), Kennett Square will never be the same without Cheryl, but anyone that knew her was blessed and better off because of knowing her. My deepest sympathy to you Doug, Cheryl’s children and family. Joanie Losito

    Joanie Losito | October 2, 2017 at 9:21 AM
  13. Alex and family I am so sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers at this time.

    Marie Cantrell | October 2, 2017 at 9:12 AM
  14. To the family ..
    May her love and memories be with you forever.. I’ll always remember her huge smile when I’d call her “Glamour Girl!”
    She was a Diva! Cheryl was a joy and will be missed by so many..
    ~ With Deep Sympathy .. Trudy Small
    Christiana Care VNA

    Trudy Small | October 2, 2017 at 5:42 AM
  15. Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. Cheryl’s smile and laugh will forever live on in memory and anyone lucky enough to know her.

    Sincere Condolences,
    Ken and Kathleen Ciuffetelli Grier

    Kathleen Ciuffetelli Grier | October 1, 2017 at 9:15 PM
  16. I was privileged to have spent a lovely afternoon at Cheryl’s home back in August when she hosted a luncheon for her Aunt Sandy. We laughed, reminisced, ate, drank and were all very merry on that summer day! Now, my heart aches for her family and friends who I know will miss her terribly. Sincere condolences and prayers to you all .

    Judy Nowark | October 1, 2017 at 5:28 PM
  17. Linda and family, i can’t express just how sorry i am fir your loss. I will always remember Cheryl as the older sister with a fun personality.
    May you find comfort in all if your wonderful memories. Love to all.
    Lynn Commodari

    Lynn Commodari | October 1, 2017 at 5:08 PM
  18. Dear Dough and family please except may condolences and prayers, my heart is heavy with sorry with the lost of Cheryl. I have many great memories of all the times we enjoyed together. Peace be with you and your family. Love Tony

    Tony angelucci | October 1, 2017 at 3:46 PM
  19. Cheryl was in my Class of 1976. Enjoyed seeing her at our recent 40th Kennett Hugh School reunion. She always had a smile, great laugh, and the most beautiful skin! RIP Cheryl!!!

    Carol Perrone | October 1, 2017 at 2:57 PM
  20. How very shocked and saddened upon hearing of Cheryl’s passing. She was one of the funniest people… She had a great laugh…She shared great stories. My thoughts are with all family and friends.
    Kathy

    Kathy Oratorio | October 1, 2017 at 2:43 PM
  21. We are so sorry to hear of your sudden loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Brandon and Amanda Ontjes | October 1, 2017 at 1:16 PM
  22. I’m so sorry for your loss. I had not kept in contact with Cheryl after high school but I do have fond memories of her and I as kids while the family lived on Center Street. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Patricia Glass Mains | October 1, 2017 at 12:32 PM

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