Burlington, Vt – David Charles Cherhoniak,68, born April 1,1953 in Derby CT, passed on October 16, 2021. David lived much of his adult life on the East Haven shore in Connecticut. Welcoming family and friends to enjoy the beach and water of the Long Island Sound, his passion for this area of Connecticut was infectious. David’s family and friends celebrated and relaxed many days with him throughout the years. He also had a love and passion for sports, real estate and traveling the coast lines.
David was the beloved son of the late Charles and Priscilla (Tarasuk) Cherhoniak. He was raised at 61 Moss Avenue, Seymour, CT, at their family home. He is survived by his siblings who loved him very much; Kathleen Collins, Chuck Cherhoniak, Priscilla Connelly, sister-in-law, Carol Cherhoniak and brother-in-laws, Gerald Collins(now deceased)and George Connelly. David enjoyed and took interest in his nieces and nephews: Tamara, Christopher, Michael, Scott, Brian, Hailey, Justin and their partners. He also had some Greats that brought him smiles and laughter; Kathryn, Robin, Aiden, Ayva, Chloe, Jordan, Lucas and Sam. David was sorrowfully predeceased by his fun loving nephew Joshua Samuel. He is remembered by extended family and friends. An important second family that supported and loved David through the years was his first and only former wife, Evelyn Sabetta and her family. He is also survived by his long lifetime friend, Rachel Mathieu.
David graduated from Seymour High School in 1971. He was Senior Class President, Co-Captain of the football team and an honor student. He was known for his athletic abilities, musical talent, easy going personality and clearly was a deep thinker. He developed strong business and entrepreneur skills. Graduating from an ivy league, The University of Pennsylvania, he was a student and graduate of the Wharton School of Business. He worked for First Pennsylvania Bank in the International Dept, and Barclays Bank for a short time. He began his business, National Broadcast Finance Corp., developing creative multimillion dollar deals for radio stations. David had great passion for radio communications regardless of technology minimizing the need for it in our society.
While continuing to work in his company, he diverted his attention to real estate investments. He was impacted by the economic collapse of 2008. David’s primary home was severely damaged by Hurricane Irene in 2011 and followed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. He never recovered from his losses and moved to Vermont in 2018. He suffered from untreated depression, Chronic type 2 diabetes with complications including cardio vascular disease.
David Cherhoniak you will be missed and your impact on our lives will be remembered. Your loved ones only wish you peace and rest. Your memory will be Eternal with us. Please note that we have had a small ceremony for immediate family in November 2021. We,now, invite you to join us to have a Celebration of David’s life on:
Sunday, October 16, 2022 2:00-5:00pm
The Seymour Land Conservation Trust
13 Chatfield St. Seymour, Connecticut
If you would like to contribute to Save the Sound, www.savethesound.org in David’s memory, we would be honored as his family and we know he would be grateful. Contact person: Priscilla Connelly, firstname.lastname@example.org