Schneider, Cynthia “Cindie”

Cynthia “Cindie” Jean Schneider (née Patrick) of Brunswick, OH passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on the morning of March 1 in Cleveland, OH.  She was 59.

Cindie is survived by her husband of 40 years, Berndt; her son, Michael; her daughter, Hayley; her grandchildren, Franklin and Clara; and her father, Pat.  She is reunited in death with her mother, Shirley and her brothers, Thomas, Christopher, and David.

Cindie’s life can be defined by service to her family and community.  She was a devoted wife (“George”), mother, grandmother (“Nonnie”), daughter, sister, aunt, and friend.  Cindie was selfless, and putting others first was the only way she knew.  Cindie’s favorite times were when family and friends could “gather” and enjoy each other’s company.  She was also particularly proud of her role as “Nonnie” as she had a tremendous impact on her grandchildren’s lives in a short amount of time.

Cindie served her community by her involvement in various local non-profit organizations.  Notably, she spent 17 years as the Executive Director of the HANDS Foundation where she led countless fundraisers that helped the lives of 1000’s of senior citizens in Medina County.  After leaving HANDS, she focused her attention on a new passion:  raising awareness of addiction and the stigma attached to mental health issues.

Cindie would welcome anyone and everyone to “gather” for a celebration of her life on Sunday March 8 at The Barn at Mapleside Farms at 1:00 p.m.  The Barn is located at 294 Pearl Road, Brunswick, OH 44212.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cathy’s House at

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  1. I’ve never met anyone with a more generous spirit than Cindie! I remember the confidence my Dad, Don Simpson felt when he hired her to run the HANDS Foundation! Her dedication, passion and unwavering commitment to the foundation’s mission to help the senior citizens in Medina was evident in everything she did. I’m proud to call her my friend and will be forever grateful that I was fortunate enough to cross paths with her. Her smile, optimism and awesome sense of humor are just a few of the things I will always remember about her. I’m so sorry that she left this world at such an early age but her legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace my friend ❤️

  2. Dear Mike,
    I wish you strength during this rough time having to endure the loss of of your mom. Know that there are others who stand behind you. What a special role she played and skills she had to raise such a well liked son as you.
    If ever you are out and about, you are always welcomed to stop and see an old friend.

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