Cynthia Janis Scanlon, 74, of Longmont passed away January 9, 2019 at her home.
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She was born June 12, 1944 in Arlington, Virginia to Clemons and Bertha (Janinas) Strauss. Cindy was raised in Newington, Connecticut. She graduated from Newington High School.
Cindy attended the University of Connecticut, where she earned a BA and Master’s degrees in education.
She married Dave Scanlon on November 20, 1971 and they moved to Longmont in 1972. They later divorced.
Cindy taught the First and Second grades at Burlington Elementary for many years. She touched the lives of so many students, whom she loved and stayed in contact with many over the years. Cindy was an instrumental part of the task force that revised the elementary math program for the Saint Vrain Valley School District.
She was of Roman Catholic faith.
Cindy enjoyed a wide variety of social activities with her friends that included her book club, bunco group, taking day trips and going on various outings.
She also raised and trained Labrador retrievers, winning many obedience ribbons at shows. At one time she had 14 retrievers in her home.
Cindy was preceded in death by her parents and brother Paul Strauss. She is survived by her sister Gail Sangani, two nephews and one niece and a host of friends from all her many activities and former students. She will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00pm on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Cremation entrusted to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Vrain Education Foundation or the Longmont Humane Society, and sent in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Share condolences at www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com.