Rohland Funeral Home Inc.

508 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA


Cynthia Jane (Batdorf) Root

April 9, 1953July 19, 2020

Cynthia "Cindy" Root (née Batdorf) passed unexpectedly at the Good Samaritan Hospital on July 19th, 2020 in Lebanon, PA at the age of 67. Cindy is survived by her husband, Michael; step-son, David (wife, Melissa); siblings, Margaret (Peg) Long (husband, Leroy), Suzanne Brungardt, Tom Brough; granddaughter, nieces, and nephews. She is preceded in death by parents Robert & Mary Ellen and other Aunts & Uncles.

Cindy was born on April 9th, 1953 in Lebanon, PA. She graduated from Cedar Crest High School, undergrad degree from Lebanon Valley College, and a Master’s degree from New England College. She and Michael were recently celebrating their 25th anniversary. Her friends and family remember her as someone with a huge heart who could make friends with anyone. She was well known for her glamorous sense of style and “chatty” nature.

Cindy was an accomplished Real Estate agent. She volunteered much of her free time as Treasurer for Affordable Housing Council of Lebanon County, member of the board for Lebanon County Real Estate Association, and an Event Lead at the local branch of American Cancer Society. Cindy was also an avid reader and supported local animal rescue initiatives.

A private ceremony will be held for close family. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society at Cancer.org and select “Give in Honor & Memorial” or you can mail donations to; American Cancer Society, Inc 314 Good Dr Lancaster, PA 17603.



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Blanca Kristich

August 4, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of Cindy. I got to know Cindy by doing her art craft classes she held in her little shop in Annville by the Allen Theatre. Then I had the pleasure of working part-time in the little shop she had. We became instant friends. She was a wonderful person inside and out! I lost touch with Cindy when she closed the shop, but I would remember her often when I looked at things that I have around my house that I purchased from her shop.

My deepest condolences to you all.

Fly free with the angels!

Tina Gring

July 31, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Cindy in the real estate community. As a lender she made referrals to me so I could help her buyers. She was such a pleasure to work with. Sometimes we had a difficult transaction and she always saw the bright side and was so easy to work with. I will definitely miss her zest for life, her outgoing personality and her positivity. My sincere condolences to her family who I know she adored and spoke of often. May God bless you as you go through this difficult time.

Brenda Merkel

July 26, 2020

I first met Cindy at the farmer’s market and through our love of jewelry and style developed a friendship. I enjoyed our time together and conversations. I will miss her smile, laughter and personality. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

Brenda Landers

July 25, 2020


We were best friends in school from the 2nd grade on up. We did a lot of crazy things growing up. But we had fun. I'm so sorry I didnt get a chance to see you lately on my trips back to Pa. I will always remember you. Fly high girl😢🤗

Kara Conners

July 25, 2020

I had the pleasure of being Cindys hairstylist these last few years.
The minute that Cindy sat in my chair we instantaneously became friends. This woman was full of life, love and spunk. Her style was unique and she could light up a room the minute she walked in it. She will always and forever be one of my favorite clients. My heart and chair will eternally hold a special spot for her.

She LOVED and adored her family, her pets -especially Truman and was a huge advocate for The American Cancer Society. She also loved her job as a Realtor. I think Cindy just genuinely loved to help people.
I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person and she will be forever remembered.


July 24, 2020

I have known Cindy from many years ago when she was a Lender. She went on to be a Realtor and we worked well together. Always very fair, and honest and was a good example. Cindy was down to earth, and had a good sense of humor and always made everyone laugh. I know that she will be sorely missed. My condolences to her family and friends.

John Segneri

July 23, 2020

Cindy was a new member of our relay team Friends for Hope, American Cancer Society. We will miss her total dedication and hard work to help others.

Dennis O’Dell

July 23, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. Fond memories of when we were younger and going out “east” to Lebanon to visit the relatives.

Robert Lux

July 23, 2020

Thoughts and prayers for the family and friends of Cindy. I remember her well from our days at CCHS. From all I have read and heard about her she was a remarkable woman in so many ways.

Sharon Stamm

July 22, 2020

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Cindy's sudden passing. I came to know Cindy through our good friends, and your neighbors, the Hoys. It was at the Hoy gatherings that I got to talk with Cindy. She was always outgoing and friendly. I pray that the good memories you made with Cindy will comfort you in the days and weeks ahead. My deepest sympathy and prayers for your family.


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