Cynthia (Schumaker) Schultheis

Cynthia J. “Cindy” (Schumaker) Schultheis – 74 – of 224 Greeley Ave., Hornell, died Wednesday afternoon (November 30, 2022) at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Hornell on April 4, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Matthew & Jeanne (Griffin) DeGaetano.

Cindy grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1966).  She was employed as a Lab Technician at the former St. James Mercy Hospital for about 30 years and later worked as a Direct Caregiver for Steuben County ARC in Hornell.  Cindy also served as an advocate for several ARC residents in the Hornell Area. She retired about 15 years ago.

She was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish.  Cindy had a deep affection for all animals and throughout the years owned many dogs & cats.  She also “adopted” many unwanted animals when their owners could no longer care for them.

Cindy always enjoyed rooting for the Green Bay Packers.  She loved surrounding herself with family, friends and neighbors, helping them whenever they needed her.

The word “no” was not in her vocabulary.  One of her greatest joys was being a true friend.  One of the many things she treasured was her regular “get-togethers” with her girlfriends from the Class of ‘66 as well as with former colleagues from the hospital.  Sharing news of her grandchildren was always special.  She will be forever remembered as “Beepa” to them.

In addition to her parents, Cindy was preceded in death by her first husband of 31 years, Roy Schumaker and second husband Alan Schultheis.

Surviving are her son, Matthew “Matt” (Erin) Schumaker of Ontario, NY; her sister, Lynda (Dennis) O’Brien of Hornell; 3 grandchildren, Justyn, Emma and Ethan Schumaker; her niece, Bridget O’Brien of San Rafael, CA. , her very special cousin, Susie Mauro, her aunts Fran Crane, and Ann Potter.  She is also survived by several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Memorial Service for family and friends will be held at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY on Friday, December 23, 2022 at 11:00 AM with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.  A luncheon for friends and family will follow at The Main Place.  Final internment, at the convenience of the family, will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Cindy’s family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to either the Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843 or to the Steuben ARC, 1 ARC Way, Bath, NY  14810.  Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

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5 Responses to “Cynthia (Schumaker) Schultheis”

  1. Lynne Freeland says:

    Cindy, I will always remember Drivers Ed Class. You made it so much fun. I don’t this Mr. DeLair ever recovered. Working with you at SJMH and enjoying your posts on fb, kept me up to you after ‘66. Gol Bless you Cindy.

  2. Barbara Mulhollen says:

    I worked with Cindy for years in the lab at St.James. She was a joy to work with. Her smile and vibrant personality always brought happiness to all her co-workers. Rest in peace my friend.

  3. Donna Cary says:

    Cindy, you were my best friend throughout our years at HHS. Eventually, time and many miles separated us, contact became infrequent but you were never, nor will you ever be, forgotten.

  4. Dorina Kelsey says:

    I remember Cindy so well from when she was in high school with my brother, Paul. They were great friends and their friendship continued on. She was such a sweet and loving person. We became friends again on Facebook and I loved being back in touch with her and will miss her. Rest in Peace, Cindy. You will be missed.

  5. Cher Allison says:

    Cindy you were loved and will be missed by so many, you are/were such a unique lady. I will always remember you walking up the driveway at Affordable, the biggest smile on your face and a big laugh. I will miss you always.