Dr. Cheryl Welch

June 07, 1965 - February 23, 2011 

Dr. Cheryl Welch

June 07, 1965 - February 23, 2011 

Obituary for Dr. Cheryl Welch

Dr. Cheryl Welch-Muller of Mahwah, NJ, died of an aggressive cancer on Wed. Feb 23, 2011 at the age of 45. She leaves her 4 young children; Brigette 13, Jack 13, Kyra 10, and Reese 7, to be nurtured by her husband, Donald Muller, and immediate family members.

She is also survived by her parents; Joe and Joan Welch from Franklin Lakes, her brother Michael, 47, from Ringwood, NJ, and her in-laws; Marilyn and Don Muller from Mahwah, NJ

Dr. Welch was the founder and sole owner of the Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital. She graduated from Ramapo HS in Franklin Lakes, and attended Cornell University before receiving her Veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation she returned to NJ to complete an Internship at Oradell Animal Hospital. She was a member of the Mahwah Board of Health, and served on the Boards of several charitable organizations. She and staff members volunteered medical support to Katrina animal victims, and Friends of Animals rescue missions, in Utah.

Cheryl completed the NYC Marathon in Nov 2010, and was skiing in the Adirondacks on Dec 30, when she developed multiple symptoms, that were diagnosed as extensive brain metastasis, on Jan 4, 2011. Prior to her death she was able to travel to Universal Studios Entertainment Park in Florida with her children, thanks to the support of many people.

Visiting hours will be Sunday 2 – 6 PM and Monday 2 – 4 and 7 - 9 PM at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, www.vpfh.com, 257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481

A memorial service will be held Tuesday 12 noon at Cedar Hill Christian Reformed Church, 422 Cedar Hill Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to “The Critter Fund” c/o The Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital, Franklin Square, 754 Franklin Ave., Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417; The Lustgarten Foundation, 1111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714, or other animal rescue charity of your choice.

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