Michael “Azzurro” Cherrito, 32, went home to be with his Savior on November 17, 2017 after a brave three year battle with brain cancer. He was born on June 9, 1985 in Kansas City, the son of Carl and Rhonda (Tebbs) Cherrito.
At the time of his passing, Michael was the Vice President of the Iron Trails Kansas City chapter of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club. He was also a member of Journey Church of Kansas City, where he served with his wife at the coffee bar on Sunday mornings. He enjoyed spending time with his family and club brothers, riding and working on his motorcycles, and loving on his dog, Biscuit. Michael was a talented welder and worked at Harley Davidson in Kansas City up until the time of his diagnosis.
Michael is survived by his wife, Laura; his daughter, Venice; his parents Carl and Rhonda; his brother, Mason and sisters, Mary and Madeline. He also leaves his maternal grandmother, Lynda Taylor, and paternal grandmother, Barbara Folsom. He will be missed greatly by two nieces and a nephew as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A celebration of Michael’s life will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Journey Church of Kansas City, located at 1021 Brown St., Liberty, MO 64068. Arrangements are through Bross & Spidle Funeral Home.
Flowers can be delivered to 218 Virginia Road, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024. Or in lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to Camp Kesem, which can be given online at https://donate.kesem.org/kansas2018 or checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 4664, Lawrence, KS 66046. Camp Kesem operates free summer camps for children who have been impacted by a parent’s cancer.
Our Sincere Condolences
To the family, you are in our prayers and May the Lord make his presence known to you as you know His peace in your grief.
Heath, Amber, Scarlett and Graeme Waldeier.
My heart hits for your incredible loss at the same time being grateful you have Hope in Jesus.
We are so incredibly sorry for your loss. We are praying that you feel comfort and peace that surpasses understanding during your grief.
Brandy, Mike, Aubryn, and Matthias Griffin
We would like to sincerely offer our deepest condolences to Michael’s family, friends and Brothers in the Iron Order Motorcycle Club. He was such a great club Brother who loved riding his motorcycle and hanging out with his brothers in the IOMC.
Iron Order MC
Iron Trail Chapter
Linda, Rhonda and Family; Just learned of Michael’s passing and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Jim and Becky Hale
As a fellow bike rider, I always enjoyed seeing Mike at church. Laura, I also loved your passion for the beautiful things in life. Venice, your spirit through all of this has been amazing. I love you guys, and I will pray for healing, peace, and meaning to be poured out on you through all of this.
My heart goes out to all the family. No words will help, so sending love. Take care of each other and take turns being strong, as no one can carry the burden alone.
Our sincerest condolences to the family. Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. May the memory of Mike bring you comfort and peace.
I’ll Lend You A Child
by Edgar Guest
“I’ll lend you for a little time a child of mine,” He said.
For you to love – while he lives
And mourn for when he’s dead.
It may be six or seven years
Or twenty-two or three,
But will you, till I call him back,
Take care of him for Me?
He’ll bring his smiles to gladden you,
And should this stay be brief
You’ll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay,
Since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn.
I’ve looked this world over
In search for teachers true,
And from the throngs that crowd
Life’s lanes, I have selected you.
Now will you give him all your love,
Nor count the labor vain,
Nor hate Me when I come to call to
Take him back again?
I fancied that I heard them say,
“Dear Lord, Thy will be done”,
For all the joy Thy child shall bring,
The risk of grief we’ll run.
We’ll shelter him with tenderness,
We’ll love him while we may,
And for the happiness we’ve known,
Forever grateful stay.
But should the angels call for him
Much sooner than we’ve planned,
We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes And try to understand.
– Cynthia Ott and Caleb Meyer
I wish I could have been there to give you a big hug and I know I can’t truly understand your loss but know I’m definitely there with you in spirit and am sending my love and prayers your way. God will help you move forward this day and many more to come and your loving hubby is watching out for you guys now. Love you guys!!!