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 www.cathyshouse.net.