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Mary Cymber, 94, passed away August 19, 2022. Mary was predeceased by her beloved husband, Morris; parents, Theodore and Pauline Levy; siblings, Lena, Harry, and Sarah Levy, Sophie Freedland, and Jean Gan. She is survived by her loving children, Joyce (Jeff), Scott, Wayne (Andrée) Cymber; grandchildren Mariel (Tom) Marsh, Rachel (Tom) LaFleur, Michael (Michelle) Cymber, Danielle (Andy) Cymber, and Shannon Cymber; great-grandchildren, Hudson and Maren Marsh; siblings, Stella (Sol) Aroesty and Meyer (Sandra) Levy; and many cherished nieces and nephews.
Some of Mary’s most vivid and timeless memories were of her family. She often spoke of the ways her family came together. Mary would remark about the devotion and care between her and her seven siblings and the ways they became friends and were steadfast in each other’s lives. She delighted to spend a day making a meal for her family, ending the night with a game of Rummikub. Mary was a devoted spouse to Morris, and often reflected on her appreciation of their partnership, whether it be anticipating each other’s needs or reflecting on the achievements of their children and grandchildren. She was proud of her family.
Mary was also proud of her own accomplishments. She believed in the significance of education and earned a high school equivalency diploma after raising her children. Mary found joy in helping customers as a bank teller and loved that she had a special knack for understanding people. Mary was a life-long learner and always welcomed the opportunity to take on a new adventure or challenge. Mary was resilient throughout her life. She understood the importance of making the most of what she had. Every time she fell, she picked herself up. And even in the most difficult times, Mary found humor and strength.
Mary believed in the power of kindness and connection. She’d tell us, “I love people.” This was apparent in the way that she made quick connections. She was often described as a special person. Mary recognized the unique qualities of people–whether it be a casual greeting, a friendly wave and a bright smile, sharing some of her famous baked goods, or gifting a handmade knit blanket. She had a great love of dogs and could communicate and shared love with them in ways that went beyond words. Mary understood the patience and warmth that helped others to feel like they mattered. She experienced gratitude for the helpers in life. In her later years, she found home with the residents and staff at St. John’s Meadows and Wolk Manor and her family extends their sincere appreciation and love to all those who contributed to Mary’s happiness.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, August 22, 2022, at 1:00 PM in Britton Road Cemetery. Click HERE for Directions
Donations may be made to The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, DC 20024-2126 [LINK] in her memory.