Ben Cherny, 2002-2009
Vail, CO Colorado
Benjamin Jason Cherny of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, passed away at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, Wash., on Saturday.
Benjamin was born on Nov. 7, 2002, in Coeur d’Alene to Amanda Buckley and Jason Cherny.
He attended Kindermagic Pre-School and Kindergarten and was currently enrolled in first grade at Hayden Meadows Elementary School in Hayden, Idaho.
Although small in stature, when he entered a room it exploded with energy, love and boundless enthusiasm. All boy, he enjoyed sports and his friends, and nothing made his day like a hamburger and fries. From his earliest days, his extroverted nature manifested itself and his sensitivity to others made him a compassionate friend and loving son.
Benjamin is survived by his parents, Amanda and Jason, and a younger brother Colin, all of Hayden, Idaho. Grandparents on his mother’s side are Bob and Donna Buckley, of Sagle, Idaho. He is also survived by his uncles, John Buckley, of Daegu, South Korea, and Brian Buckley, of Denver. On his father’s side he is survived by his grandmother, Susan Cherny, of Rochester, Minn., and an aunt, Sarah Cherny, of New Orleans.
A funeral mass will be said for Benjamin at 11 a.m., Wednesday, at St. Pius Catholic church in Coeur d’ Alene.