Cynthia Lou Fox McJonathan, 68

SEPT. 1, 1943-APRIL 28, 2012

April 29, 2012

Mrs. Cynthia Lou Fox McJonathan, 68, died at 2:32 a.m. Saturday, 28 April 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. She was receiving respite care and rehabilitation at Golden Living in Hagerstown following her second case of pneumonia this year.

Born 1 September 1943, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of Betty Jane (Boward) and Paul Marion Fox.

Her early years were with her paternal grandparents, Myrtle (Brown) and Wilbur Fox, on their farm on Harbaugh Valley Road in Sabillasville. 

She was graduated with an academic diploma from Thurmont High School with the Class of 1961. She then completed her training as a beautician at the Waynesboro Beauty School on the second floor of the Wolf-McKown Building.

Her husband, David, often said that to understand Cindy one needed to know that her paternal grandparents had nine boys and that she was the first grandchild! She grew up attending all of the community picnics and family reunions with her grandparents, and for her entire life, nothing was more important than family and extended family.

She worked for the family business, Moxie Machine & Tool, in Frederick for more than 25 years until 1991, and was retired on disability from Victor Cullen Academy, Sabillasville, where she was the first administrative assistant to the executive cirector from its opening until 1998.

She and her husband, David McJonathan, were married 23 November 1986, at Harriet Chapel, Catoctin Episcopal Parish, Catoctin Furnace.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by six children, Susan (Bewley) Mertz and husband, Stanley; Raymond McJonathan and wife, Laura; John Bewley and fiancee, Mary; Benjamin McJonathan Sherrard and wife, Tammy; Stephen McJonathan and wife, Lisa-Ann; and Samuel McJonathan and fiancee, Becky; six grandchildren, Samantha Twigg; Tim Twigg Jr.; Christopher McJonathan; John Phillip Bewley; Spencer Sherrard; and Chase Sherrard; three great-grandchildren; her brother, Rodney Fox Sr.; sister, Kay Shook; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, the 2nd of May 2012, at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with the Rev. Jacob D. Beck officiating. Burial will follow in Germantown Bethel Cemetery, Cascade.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312; the Waynesboro Historical Society, 138 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA 17268; or to the charity of your choice.

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