Suddenly, February 23, 2010, beloved son of Philip and Linda (Rose) Chearmonte; loving brother of G. Michael and Philip “P.J.” Chearmonte; grandson of Giacomo “Jack” and Amelia “Amy” Chearmonte and Gordon and Mary Rose; also survived by loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Friends may call Monday and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 AM at St. Mary’s RC Church, 6919 Transit Rd., Swormville, NY 14051-0460. Joe was an honor student at Williamsville North High School, where he participated on the Varsity Gymnastics Team. His life touched our hearts, whether through snowboarding, gymnastics or gaming with friends. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Joe Chearmonte Memorial Fund, c/o Evans Bank, 2800 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda, NY 14150 or Hunter’s Hope Foundation, PO Box 643, 6368 West Quaker St., Orchard Park, NY 14127,  or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 120 Wall St., 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10005,  in Joe’s name. Online registry at

Courtesy of  The Buffalo News

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