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Sean Allen Cheek
September 10, 1995  -  June 9, 2017


Sean Allen Cheek was born on September 10th, 1995 into the loving care of Captain John Cheek and Betty Allen. His mother was a Navy pathologist and his father was the stay at home mom and homeroom mother who would later become President of Orlando Brewing. Sean was precocious, intelligent and attractive, but always remained humble and kind. He was able to befriend anyone, even the shyest recluse. Sean was often the quiet observer who noticed small details others overlooked. He would make little improvements to his environment that bettered the lives of those around him but never asked for acknowledgment in return.
Sean had a contagious smile and a hilariously warped sense of humor he inherited from his father and shared with everyone around him. He once brought pictures to show and tell which he rearranged to seem as though he and his father caught a manatee. With a straight face, he said ''you have to be careful when putting manatee on the grill because they have a tendency to flare up.'' When his teacher freaked out, all he could say was ''It's a joke! It's a joke!'' When his father picked him up from school and asked how his day was, Sean replied ''I'm not talking to you.'' It became a favorite family joke.
Sean Cheek graduated from Edgewater High School in 2014 where he had developed a tight-knit group of friends. He was from a military family and was involved in his school's Marine ROTC program, from which the camaraderie continued well past graduation. Sean was also a Lake Highland Boy Scout. One of his favorite pastimes was playing airsoft with his friends. He liked to play the role of sniper on the roof and was a total beast.
Sean Cheek was Lead Cellarman at Orlando Brewing and was responsible for packaging and processing beer. He loved to educate the public and gave the best darn brewery tour, cracking jokes as he taught. He also taught and trained his coworkers about production with patience and pride. Sean had a deep impact on Orlando Brewing. Before 2012, the company brewed in strict accordance with the German Purity Law, meaning they made beer exclusively with water, hops, yeast, and malted barley. After seeing industry trends, his sister Megan wanted to make a beer with additional ingredients, but their father John said no! Sean mediated the argument and made the statement, ''you guys could call it a Violator.'' His father and sister agreed and he resolved the argument. Orlando Brewing now has a Violator Series of beers.
Sean was born to brew, which was the tagline of Entitlement Ale, his first commercial beer. This Kolsch-style India Pale Ale was crafted and brewed by Sean to commemorate his 21st birthday. By this date, Sean had been an integral part of Orlando Brewing for over a dozen years. He was just eight years old when he became

the Senior Squeegee Engineer under the loving guidance of his older sister and former Orlando Brewing Operations Manager, Megan Cheek. Megan was a mother figure and mentor in Sean's life and always worked to motivate and inspire him. He loved her deeply and kept a picture of her on his bedroom wall.
Those who loved Sean Cheek laughed with him and learned from him, and the impact he had on their lives will remain with them forever. He left this earth far too soon, but will live on in the hearts and minds of those he left behind.
Sean was preceded in death by his mother Betty A. Allen. He is survived by his father John D. Cheek CPT, USA Retired, President of Orlando Brewing; his sister Megan Cheek; his uncle Major Dwight C. Cheek, USA Retired; his uncle Leon B. (Blake) Cheek III, Attorney and Justice of Orange County, Retired and Aunt Barbara; uncle LTG Gary
H. Cheek, Director of the Army Staff, Pentagon and Aunt Leslie; his aunt Virginia Berger and uncle Wayne; and his cousins Philip Cheek, Audrey (Andrew) Fahrney, Todd Berger, Blakely Cheek, and Christopher Cheek.
The family will be present to receive friends on Sunday, June18th from 4pm – 6pm at Carey Hand Cox-Parker Funeral Home, 1350 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park FL. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, June 19th; 11am at Florida Hospital Church, 2800 N. Orange Ave., Orlando FL. 32804 (407-898-0451). Burial services will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Pine Forest Cemetery, Mount Dora FL. Please sign family registry at

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