A Tribute to Cherry Muntuerto (Sept. 21, 1953-March 23, 2015)
The sudden demise of well-loved Cebuana entrepreneur, Cherry Muntuerto has left gaping holes in the hearts of loved ones and friends.
At 61, Ma. Socorro Susara Muntuerto was loving wife and mother of three children, who passed on in Las Vegas while having a vacation with friends.
New York-based Cebuana writer Vanette Colmenares said, “I was privileged to meet Cherry during my last visit to Cebu. She is still the same bubbly spirited person who I knew from way back STC days. She will surely be missed.”
Cherry spent most of her academic years in St. Theresa’s College (STC) in Cebu City. A proud alumna of the college, she received a Bachelor’s Degree in English and later continued her education at the University of the Philippines, finishing with a Master’s Degree in Management. After college she landed her first job working for the Insular Bank of Asia and America as an executive secretary. A banker all her life she later retired as the Vice President of HR in 2000.
She was born on September 21, 1953 in Cebu, Philippines to Tomas and Teofila Susara. While she was still in college, she met her soul mate and after four years, she married Jun Muntuerto on Sunday, June 11, 1978 at the Archbishop’s Palace in Cebu.
Always an active woman, she continued to work even after her retirement, joining her husband as the president of the Muntuerto Management and Development Corporation ’till her last day.
Cherry had a good heart. She gave time to serving her church and her community. She was an active member of the Sweet Alert, an organization that travels the Philippines advocating diabetes awareness.
In her spare time, Cherry loved to travel with her family. She loved eating out with her friends and whenever she was at a party, she’d never miss out on an opportunity to dance and sing.
She is survived by her husband, Jun, her daughters, Adele and Anne, her son, Adrian, and her grandson, Dylan, all of whom love her dearly, and fondly remember all the memories they had with her.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Sweet Alert in Cebu City, Philippines. (With a memorial by the Palm Eastern Mortuary and Cemetery)