We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Ferfolia Funeral Home
Cynthia “Cyndi” Carolyn Kuntz (nee Lange), 75, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, after a 6 year battle with Multiple Myeolma. She is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years, Allan; children, Jennifer (Scott) McCormick, Jason (Jennifer) Kuntz; grandchildren Erin McCormick, Edward and Michael Kuntz; brother, Douglas (Kathy) Lange; aunt, cousin and friend of many. She was preceded in death by her parents Wilbert and Eleanor Lange (nee Pecsok).
In 2007, Cyndi retired after 31 years as an elementary school teacher from Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District. Before and after retirement one of her favorite activities was to volunteer at The Cache at The Church of the Covenant. An avid baker, Cyndi was famous for her nut roll. Leading up to Christmas, she was often baking more than 20 nut rolls to share with family, friends, and neighbors. She often received requests for multiple rolls because it was so good! For many years she enjoyed going out to dinner before performances at Great Lakes Theater and Cleveland Play House. She was an avid sports fan and loved watching the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and The Ohio State Buckeyes.
Cyndi was an active participant in many bridge groups and enjoyed travel throughout the United States and other countries around the world with Allan. The 2010 river cruise on the Danube that disembarked in Budapest was especially memorable. Allan had discovered a third cousin located in Kosice, Slovakia. Arrangements were made to spend an extra week with them and they were able to tour the villages and churches of their ancestors. The 2017 bus tour through the American West that culminated in a visit to Mount Rushmore, was another favorite. Finally, in 2018, to celebrate their 50th anniversary, Allan and Cyndi returned to one of their favorite places, Duck, North Carolina. This time they rented a house on the beach and their children and grandchildren joined in the celebration.
Over the years, Cyndi became an enthusiastic Santa Claus collector, often visiting Christmas stores when traveling to find one to add to her collection. If the eyes in the Santa spoke to her, he was purchased. Tradition was to place them throughout the house after Thanksgiving and put them away at the end of January. Over the last couple years it became the job of the grandchildren to help in the placement. Cyndi adored spending time, playing games and talking on the phone with her grandchildren.
Allan encourages those who are able to enjoy a glass champagne in Cyndi’s honor as it was her preferred beverage for special occasions. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made in Cyndi’s name to The Multiple Myeloma Foundation, https://tinyurl.com/CyndiMyeolmaDonations, The Gathering Place, https://tinyurl.com/CyndiGatheringPlaceDonations, or the charity of their choice. A Celebration of Cyndi’s life will be held at The Church of the Covenant, 11205 Euclid Ave Cleveland Ohio 44106 at 10 AM on Saturday, July 2. The Church is located across the street from Seidman Cancer Center.