This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Cynthia Meade who was born on May 21, 1951 and passed away on December 3, 2010 after losing a hard fought battle to leukemia. We will remember her forever.

Posted by Rebeca Prell on December 3, 2014
Dear Cynthia<

The effects of your kindness are still felt around us. You were always a model of compassion.
Posted by shirley bloomquist on December 3, 2014
I'm remembering Cynthia's ready smile, as well as her enthusiasm for her son Patrick and her husband.
Posted by Rebeca Prell on May 22, 2014
Cynthia Dear,

This weekend, in your honor, I will start reading the book you gave me during our last conversation. You were right: life is full of choices.
Posted by Rebeca Prell on December 3, 2013
My Dear Cynthia,

You are still cherished, still loved, still missed and always remembered.
Posted by Bill Clendaniel on December 4, 2012
Hard to believe it has been two years. I still think of her often and how she kept kids first. Her office was always one where I could "escape" and re-charge. She was a fabulous person!
Posted by Pat Downey on December 3, 2012
I just reread an email that Cyndee sent me on 4-05-10 (I can't seem to erase it). She told me her bone marrow biopsy had positive results and she hoped that meant she was in remission. Her amazing strength and faith during her battle still inspires me. I guess that's why I keep the email. To remind me that inspite of life's daily hurdles, someone else is dealing with so much more.
Posted by anonymous anonymous on October 29, 2012
You've inspired ones whom you never met; and on doing so you've changed lives for the better. If you only knew, you're the epitome of beauty, grace, wisdom, and good will. I'm fortunate to know such a soul ever existed. Hope you are looking down proud, dear Cindy; although we've never met you are an undying inspiration to fulfill life with love and honor. Thank you for everything you gave.
Posted by Lucia Hernandez on May 22, 2012
Will never forget you, Lucia
Posted by Meryl Simon on May 21, 2012
Happy Birthday heavenly Cynthia! You are forever in my thoughts.
Posted by Gail Bigio on December 5, 2011
I carry Cynthia in my heart. I hear her laughter or recall a story or piece of wisdom she imparted on a daily basis. The Meade family is in my nightly prayers and I cherish Christmas memories at her house with Langley counseling staff and family and Terry playing a wonderful host as well.
Posted by Pamela Gibson on December 5, 2011
A year has passed by so quickly - it's been a loss for family and friends but such a gain for heaven to have you in the midst. Such nice tributes from all of your friends - You were an angel on earth.
Posted by Rebeca Prell on December 4, 2011
You were always the best listener and I miss our conversations. Cynthia you continue to be a strong influence in many of us.
Posted by Tom Parrott on December 4, 2011
Cyndee, Kathy and I sure do miss you. With the arrival of every Christmas season I'll have warm memories of your Southern graciousness at Terry's and your holiday party -- that Southern Pa. style was charming! Kathy and I have had a lot of time with Terry and Patrick this year, and that has been a blessing that has done all of us a lot of good. Friends forever-- go well --
Posted by Jessica Statz on December 3, 2011
Wow, I cannot believe it has been a year. . .  I still think about you almost every day. . .
Posted by shirley bloomquist on December 3, 2011
I am thinking of Cynthia, the warm and vibrant woman she was, and I am thinking of her family at this time of her anniversary.
Warm wishes to you all,
Shirley Bloomquist, Former Dir/Student Services at TJ
Posted by Pamela Gibson on May 22, 2011
Happy Birthday, Cyndee -- I'll bet the heavenly choir gave you a resounding "Happy Birthday" Song!!
Posted by Rebeca Prell on May 22, 2011
Happy Birthday! I just graduated. Thank you for your support during these past two years.
I can't wait to read Brighten's book. You can see your legacy is stong among us.
Posted by Sarah Briney on January 22, 2011
I was so sorry to hear of Mrs. Meade's passing. She was the first person I met in the Langley community after moving up to Great Falls before my junior year of high school. She took the time to meet with me and my parents to help work out a schedule of classes. She was so welcoming and enthusiastic, easing my anxiety of starting a new school. LHS was lucky to have her. She will be greatly missed!
Posted by Kettia Montinat La Pittus on January 13, 2011
Ms. Meade,
I'm glad to have met someone as understanding and caring as you.
Thank you for all your help and support. I will always remember you!
Posted by cindy blakeley on December 27, 2010
I was encouraged to learn about being a DSS by shadowing Cynthia for a day. I learned a great deal in a few hours. Later when I visited with Cynthia I was taken by the way she spoke of both her husband and her son. Cynthia treasured her men. I found this fact to be endearing and it is one more way Cynthia is a role model for others.
Posted by Bill Patrick on December 16, 2010
Dear Uncle Walter, Aunt Lorraine and family - Velva and I were very sorry to hear the news about Cyndee. What a beautiful tribute to read so many touching and heartfelt testimonies. Our sincerest prayers and sympathy to you and the family. Love Velva and Bill.
Posted by Meryl Simon on December 15, 2010
Cynthia was my friend. We spent many hours sharing stories about our families - and we laughed a lot. She was always upbeat and always had time for me. She could have talked forever about the loves of her life - Terry, Patrick, Brighten and "Twinkletoes". We also shared out passion for Nora Roberts books. I will miss her and remember her always. May her memory always be for a blessing.
Posted by brighten meade on December 12, 2010
Cynthia was a great grandmother. I called her cindee and will miss her forever
Posted by Kim Ianiro on December 12, 2010
Dear Uncle Walter & Aunt Lorraine,
Today we gathered at Gail & John's for our annual cookie exchange. We lit a candle in honor of Cyndee and offered a prayer for all of you. You will be remembered in our prayers. With deepest sympathy,  Kim & Luigi Ianiro and the Patrick families in Ohio
Posted by Debby Sherick on December 11, 2010
Dear Uncle Walter and Aunt Lorraine: Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Cynthia looks beautiful in her picture here, as she always did when we visited at Grandma's. She was a lovely woman. Our deepest sympathy to you and yours.  Love, Debby and Tim
Posted by Pamela Gibson on December 10, 2010
Dear Uncle Walter and Aunt Lorraine - my thoughts,prayers and sympathy go out to you both at this time. I remember Cyndee as a great musician and a perfect lady, much like her Mom. I pray that your good memories and happy times together will see you through these next days and weeks ahead. Love, Pam
Posted by Robert Feldman on December 10, 2010
Cyndee will remain our most wonderful and inspirational friend and neighbor in our hearts forever. Love always, Peggy, Bob, Amy, and Laurie
Posted by Ed Downey on December 9, 2010
Dear Aunt Lorraine and Uncle Pat: By now, you know my sorrow and grieving for you at this time. I am with you in spirit as you were with my parents of last year. Similarly, we share the same hope and faith. I have taken liberties to express a few fond recollections in the "stories" link. I sincerely hope that this speaks volumes of our family connection. Love, Ed, Pat, Matt and David
Posted by Shannon Tully on December 9, 2010
I enjoyed sharing the same "slant" on some of the topics at our DSS meetings. I always loved your Langley stories. I will surely miss you.
Posted by Amy Rider on December 9, 2010
What a beautiful human being, inside and out. I feel lucky to have been part of her Langley family. Even as we all share in the grief of losing her, I feel grateful for everything she did for her family at home and the students that she supported and cared for. Smiling through the tears......
Posted by mary gratz on December 7, 2010
Cynthia always put everyone ahead of herself. Her lust of life and her positive attitude will always be remember. I will miss seeing your sparkling eyes every morning. One classy lady!!!!! Bye boss.
Posted by Lucia Hernandez on December 7, 2010
Cynthia my Oakton days are fill with great memories from you, working and learning from you was wonderful.
Lucia Hernandez
Posted by Jessica Statz on December 7, 2010
She will always be missed. (She was an amazing mentor and friend to me)!
Posted by kim compton on December 7, 2010
She was 'a lady to her fingertips.'
She will be missed.
Posted by hien phan on December 7, 2010
Hien Phan (Sammy)
Cynthia was one of the best of the best of all. My Hero. Wishing God created more like her for this planet. Please God Bless our Cynthia and her family. You are always in our heart and will always be missed dearly. God Bless You.
Posted by vicki kagan on December 7, 2010
Cyndee -we were friends first thru Terry, colleagues later as "DoGs", and friends last. It has been a priviledge to sit in your chair at Langley, but noone will ever fill your shoes - your legacy will endure.
I will miss you. Shalom.
Posted by Bill Clendaniel on December 7, 2010
Cynthia and I shared many things, from our Western Pa roots to our wonderment over things our sons did. She clued me in to the joys of being a grandparent too. In eight years of working with her, she made the right call for kids...every single time....and for all kids! Not many can make that claim.
Posted by Jeanne Popovich on December 7, 2010
Cynthia was a beautiful person and wonderful leader. It was a privilege and pleasure to work with her. She contributed so much to everyone around her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Posted by mariane kauh on December 7, 2010
Cynthia not only gave me my first job as a school counselor, but she gave me motherly wisdom, care, and support. I will never forget how generous she was with her time, her talents, and her love. Although, I am saddened that she's no longer here physically, I am comforted knowing that her spirit is alive in all those that she has touched.
Posted by Rhonda Salem on December 6, 2010
A beautiful smile, twinkling eyes, warm and open heart - this is how I remember Cynthia. She was so generous with her time, so patient with immense kindness for all. I will miss her, as we all will.
Posted by Peter Uncles on December 6, 2010
Cynthia was a wonderful person and fun to work with. She was so tolerant, patient, and affirming. Truly a great loss.
Posted by Jennifer Baldesare on December 6, 2010
Cynthia was the best boss and person that anyone could have ever askd for! She always dropped everything at a moments notice when someone needed her and always put herself second to those she cared about. She will be dearly missed by her student services family and the Langley community!
Posted by Brenda Curtis on December 6, 2010
I will always miss your heart. The intelligence and love you showed daily were a reflection of the spirit. Thank God I got to know you. My prayers are with your family and friends. Much love...
Posted by Matt Ragone on December 6, 2010
Cynthia, the battles you fought for kids, families, and for yourself will never be forgotten. Your last battle was particularly inspirational and will save lives when people hear your story. You had already saved lives and families through your infinite patience and teaching adults how to advocate for children without enabling them. You knew how to listen. These lessons I will never forget.
Posted by Sonya Williams on December 6, 2010
Words can not express the loss that we all feel right now. Cynthia was the most supportive friend, co worker, supervisor, mother, and grandmother that a person could have in their life. I happy that my heart if filled with wonderful memories of her at this time.
Posted by Betty Schneider on December 6, 2010
Cynthia you will forever be my hero. I will miss your wisdom, your love and your wonderful powerful eyes.
Posted by nancy schultz on December 6, 2010
Cynthia was very sweet, gentle, and kind and one-of-a kind. Her thoughtfulness and kindness will forever be remembered and appreicated by all who knew her. I will always "salute" her. Love always.
Posted by Rebeca Prell on December 6, 2010
One trait Cynthia personified best was generosity. She was generous with her time listening to all who came to her door. She lived by the moral imperative. I have always equated Cynthia with the Paradoxical Commandments: She was honest and frank, she built, she fought for the underdog, she helped people, and she gave the world the best she had “anyway” and any time, out of love, all the time.
Posted by Tom Parrott on December 6, 2010
I have been reflecting on all of the contributions that Cyndee made to Oakton, Langley, the education community, and her family and friends. The list is kind of amazing. She has had a profound impact on a lot of lives and careers. Her legacy will continue for all of us, but I know that I'll miss that bright smile.
Posted by Pat Stark on December 6, 2010
Cynthia was the epitome of class. She conducted herself with poise, purpose and a warmth that will be truely missed in this community. It was a pleasure knowing her, even for a short time.
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Posted by Rebeca Prell on December 3, 2014
Dear Cynthia<

The effects of your kindness are still felt around us. You were always a model of compassion.
Posted by shirley bloomquist on December 3, 2014
I'm remembering Cynthia's ready smile, as well as her enthusiasm for her son Patrick and her husband.
Posted by Rebeca Prell on May 22, 2014
Cynthia Dear,

This weekend, in your honor, I will start reading the book you gave me during our last conversation. You were right: life is full of choices.
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Lifetime Teacher: circa 1965

Shared by Ed Downey on December 9, 2010

Seldom are people predestined to a profession;  but, Cyndee was an educator, plain and simple!

Our favorite past time was to "play school".

Oh, the scribble pads we filled!

She inspired me to learn.

Sure, Mom and Dad read to me, but Cyndee taught me grade levels ahead, in a way I understood.

I am not the least bit surprised at her success at Duquesne University and beyond.

I envy your passion and contribution to so many.

Love to the Patricks and Meades,


Shared by Ed Downey on December 9, 2010

From 1958 thru the early 1970's, you were so much more than a cousin;  you were my other sister and I had bragging rights to having two moms and two dads. 

I fondly remember Friday evenings at Frick Park, crowds of kids assembling nightly on the "U" for a round of Red Rover or Hide & Seek, hikes to Turner's Dairy for penny candy, collecting buckeyes in Schenley Park, and of course, my futile attempts  to keep pace with you at violin practice.

During that time frame, I guess that there was never a Christmas dinner that we didn't share.  So, hanging the commemorative White House ornament that you sent us years ago held a very special, loving, prayerful rite on Sunday.

God Bless you, Cyndee and your inspiration during my formative years. - "Eddie"

Shared by Brenda Curtis on December 6, 2010


Dear Lovely Lady:
Your bubbly laughter
when something amused you
The effervescence of the delight
sent a giggle to hearing hearts
The intent gaze
that read
and marked the mood of a moment
from its history to the current
with great intelligence
The little girl who loves children’s lit with such appreciation
Even though the woman is grown
She knows the heart is the heart
She realizes that time and age
have much less to do
with the facts of feeling
The daughter who sees all the facets of the woman who bore her
Yet honors that woman for all of it
The child who sees the facts of the man who fathered her
And returns the love full measure
Even when his choices differ
The mother who accepts her child as he is
From his intellect to his hurts
The grandmother who glows when the children make a
Wise or well-considered view
I love you as you.