Cheri L. Urda

Born: 10/09/1948 Passed:

Cheri L. Urda, age 71, of Shaker Heights, OH, died peacefully on February 23, 2020.

Adoring mother to Karla R. Comp (Robert Harding) of Shaker Heights, OH and R. Brian (Christy) Urda of Youngstown, Fl., devoted grandmother (Grammy) of Danielle E. Comp, step grammy to Curtis and Derek Harding. Cheri is preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Ruth Lorraine Johnson, her brother Morris E. Johnson and her husband of 43 years, John W. Urda.

Cheri will be missed by countless friends, extended family members, co-workers, friends of her children and grandchildren for whom she was like a second mother, and her Hospice staff (fondly named by her daughter “Cheri’s Angels”) that gave her unconditional love and support over her last several years of fighting cancer. Cheri had resided with her daughter and son in law in Shaker Heights, OH for the past four years prior to her Hospice admission that comforted her during her last weeks.

Cheri loved to travel to casinos, take road trips with her family, and visit her friends and classmates in Pennsylvania. She loved arts and crafts, music, and was incredibly devoted to and proud of her family.

Per Cheri’s wishes, following cremation the family will mourn privately but ask that her friends cherish the special moments they have shared throughout the years. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ohio Living Hospice at 38879 Mentor Ave, Willoughby, OH 44094

Condolences and special memories may be shared with the family online at

Heritage Cremation Society



19 Tributes to Cheri L. Urda

  1. Cheryl (Brown) Angerer says:

    Cheri was a childhood friend and neighbor, and a fellow majorette. We shared many text messages the last 5 years and I will cherish those. No more suffering, only peace. God bless her wonderful family.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful lady inside & out with a daughter to be proud of! Love ya Karla & deepest sympathies of your loss.
    Tommy & Gail

  3. Anonymous says:

    Karla & Brian, so very sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. May all your warm memories help bring a smile to your face as you go through this difficult time of grief.
    Sue & Paul Frey

  4. Theresa and Irene Defer says:

    Cheri you were a one of a kind special lady. My life will forever bring changed to have called you my friend. Rest In Peace dear friend.

  5. Vicki Laport and Amy Laport Gant says:

    Vicki Laport and Amy Laport Gant remember Cheri so fondly. When Amy came to the house for baton lessons with Karla, Vicki would chat with Cheri in the living room. We will always remember what a wonderful woman she was. Thoughts and prayers to the family. Cheri made a lasting impact even to those who hadn’t seen her in 20 plus years.

  6. Betty (Koch) Angstadt says:

    Special memories of Cheri as a neighbor when our children were young, lots of afternoons together as our kids played . I will always remember Cheri as someone who said it like it is but never in an offensive way, we shared many laughs together in those years and I will cherish those memories. Rest In Peace Cheri, no more pain ????????

  7. Donna Greene says:

    My best memories of Cheri will be our many lunch time conversations. She was a strong lady and I admired her greatly. Rest well friend.

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