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Cynthia L. Newman, 75

-DEC. 4, 2011

December 22, 2011

Cynthia Lee (Sullivan) S. R. Newman, 75, of Hagerstown, died Sunday, Dec. 4, at her home from a long illness. Born in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Dr. William J. Sullivan and Claudine G. (Jones) S. Hudson.

She helped start Group 51, a concern group in Hagerstown.

She and her husband, Augustus Newman, owned Phoenix Manor in Funkstown for several years.

She was a compassionate person and a caregiver for family and friends.

She and her husband traveled to Turkey often to visit with their second family, the Falays, whom she had known for more than 40 years.

She was a talented decorator, artist, poet and gardener. She was known for her passion for roses.

She is survived by one daughter, Debra L. Fleagle of Colorado; two sons, Christopher J. Schlotterbeck in Afghanistan and Richard S. "Joe" Reider of New Jersey; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Xandra L. Werthan of Connecticut; and four brothers, Johnel Sullivan and William Sullivan of North Carolina, and Kevin and Gregory Sullivan of Funkstown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Augustus Newman, of Hagerstown.

A memorial will be held in the spring.

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