On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, Cynthia Sax passed away peacefully in her home in Houston, Texas, surrounded by her loving family.
Cyndy was born on April 12, 1935, in Houston, Texas where she grew up. She took great pride that she was one of the first girls to be a Bat Mitzvah at Congregation Emanu El where she remained a member throughout her life.
Cyndy earned her Bachelors in Sociology at The University of Texas and then earned her Masters Degree at the University of Houston. She started her career as a 6th grade teacher in Houston, Texas, until becoming a mother and moving to Menomonie, Wisconsin, where she became a stay at home mother. In 1978, Cyndy decided to become a freelance reporter, writing more than 1,800 articles until becoming the Mayor of Milwaukee’s speech writer. After the Mayor retired, she returned to Houston and began working for the City of Houston. She created multiple award winning publications while at the city and took great pride in creating interesting employee newsletters that recognized city employees for their great work.
She retired in 2005; although worried about how she would fill her days after retirement, she quickly began filling her days doing freelance editing, volunteering, leading her local civic club, working out, enjoying local theater, and devouring every mystery novel she could find.
Cyndy was a people person, befriending everyone with whom she came into contact. She loved spending time with her five grandchildren and rejoiced in their every victory. She also cherished her many friends. One of her greatest joys were the cats she cared for throughout her life. Cats seemed to find and adopt Cyndy; they would show up at her backdoor and warm their way into her heart. She was a warm, generous, caring woman who never knew a stranger…
She was predeceased by her parents, Ethyl Freeman and Louis Freeman, as well as her younger sister, Hana Pomerantz.
Cyndy is survived by her three children and five grandchildren—Larry, and his wife Judy, Ken and his wife Patricia, Karen Clouse and her husband Greg; and grandchildren: Becca Sax, Nicole Sax, Violet Clouse, Sophia Sax, and Ethan Sax.
A Memorial Service in her honor will be held 12:30 pm Friday, January 24, 2020 in the Proler Chapel at Congregation Emanu El, 1500 Sunset, Houston 77005 with Rabbi Pam Silk officiating.
Donations can be made to BARC, https://www.houstontx.gov/barc/, in Cyndy’s memory to help protect the many homeless animals who were not lucky enough to “adopt” Cyndy.