Cheryl Lynn was born on September 29, 1945 in Jamaica, Queens, New York, to Lucille Catherine Thomas and Anthony Rosalia. She was raised in Smithtown with her sister, Lorinda C. Casola, and her brothers, Anthony T. R. Rosalia and David J. Rosalia. She enjoyed studying ballet and loved photography. Later in life she would put her interest in photography to use as a freelance photographer for the bilingual newspaper, "El Mensajero".
As a very young girl she already exhibited a profound interest in serving God. On the 25th of April of 1959 she was baptized as a Jehovah's Witness at the Spring Assembly in West Hempstead, New York. Cheryl regularly served in the door to door preaching work and conducted many bible studies.
In 1969, at a dinner party in Smithtown she met John Curtis Senyk and on April 18, 1970 they were married at the Huntington Town House. John cared for her devotedly during a three-year illness and was at her side when she died on April 22, 2011.
She will be sorely missed by her husband, her sister and brothers, her brother-in-law, Robert F. Casola, her nephews and nieces and grand nephews, her aunt Joyce Thomas Kulick, her many cousins and all those who knew her and her work on the East End of Long Island.
Funeral services were held on Monday, April 25, 2011 at 7:30 in the evening at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Scuttle Hole Road in Water Mill.
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