OBITUARY

Cynthia K. Sandler

March 1, 1948May 1, 2021

Beloved wife of Alan, adored mother to Amy (Rubin), Jim and Robby, and mother-in-law to Mark Rubin. She was the caring grandmother to Catalina and Chase Rubin, and Liam Sandler. Cynthia passed away Saturday morning with her family at her side, and after an all-night vigil filled with humor and grief. She died after a years-long battle with cancer which she fought with courage and grace. Cynthia was born and raised in St. Louis, the daughter of Max and Rose Kramer, and sister to Michael and the late Marshall Kramer. She met her husband, Alan, after being introduced by mutual friends and began a loving partnership that lasted nearly 50 years. Cynthia leaves a legacy defined by her quick wit and humor, her advocacy for and fierce defense of Democratic ideals and social justice, and, of course, her devoted love and compassion for her family and friends. A funeral service will be held Monday, May 2nd, at 2:30 p.m. Live Stream details below.

Services

  • Private Funeral Service Available via Live Stream

    Monday, May 3, 2021

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    Monday, May 3, 2021

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    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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Katherine Kimelman

May 7, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about Cynthia. She and I were friends from Little Ladue times. We recently reconnected through Facebook, and I always enjoyed hearing from her. When we were younger we had a joint birthday party together that I will always remember. It was such fun planning it together with our mothers, and we felt very grown up to have such a fancy luncheon. We were both born in March. My sincere condolences to the family. Cynthia was a very special and wonderful person.

Lois and Milton Rubin

May 4, 2021

We convey our deepest sympathies to Alan and Amy & Mark, Jimmy, Robby and her brother Michael. To know Cynthia, was to know someone who knew how to laugh. She clearly drew on this strength in her courageous fight. Her smile and engaging demeanor will remain her legacy in our minds.
May her memory be a blessing.
Milton and Lois

Karen Wielansky-Coon

May 2, 2021

I’ve been a friend of your moms since we were 7 years old. We went to grade school, Jr high and high school together. We never lost touch over the years and I spoke to her last Sunday from the hospital.
I used to spend the night when we were young and we always played with her Barbie dolls. I remember her first boyfriend at Little Ladue(Reed.)
Cyn was sweet and kind to all who were lucky enough to have known her. She will be missed.
My heart and love goes out to your entire family.💕

Renee Winter

May 2, 2021

Dear Amy, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was so vivacious, beautiful and lively till the end. I loved following her on Facebook! She had such a fun sense of humor.
Hold onto your memories, and may they comfort you.
Love to you , Mark, ChaCha and Chase

Renee

Judy Arnowitz

May 2, 2021

Alan and family:

I was so sorry to read this morning that Cynthia had passed away.
I am so glad that I called a few weeks ago and talked to her on
the phone. I am sorry I did not call more often. She was the sweetest person and has gone through so much. With the virus,
I feel bad that I did not get to come and visit her in person.

Please remember the good times and happy you moved back to St. Louis and into my subdivision and I could become friends with both of you.

Judy Arnowitz