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Cynthia Ann Stanchek

May 7, 1960 – June 3, 2016

Cynthia Ann Stanchek, 56, Ebensburg, passed away Friday at home after an extended illness.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of Theodore P. and Edith (Sellers) Geist. She married Jeffrey Stanchek on Oct. 14, 1985.

Surviving are her mother; her beloved husband; her three children, to whom she was a loving mother: Daniel Mainello and Sarah and Devin Stanchek; and two brothers: Jeffrey (Sharon) and Christopher Geist.

She was preceded in death by her father; and her grandmother, Estella Sellers.

Cynthia was a 1978 graduate of Altoona Area High School and graduated from the LPN program at Admiral Peary Vo-Tech School.

A member of the former Grace United Methodist Church, Cynthia enjoyed collecting dolls and fairies. She loved her dog, Gwennie.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at Leslie E. Axe Funeral Home, 1520 Fourth St., Altoona. A funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at Axe and Santella Family Chapel, 1534 Fourth St.,Altoona, by the Rev. Cathy Dunn. Interment will be at Calvary Mausoleum.

Contributions in memory of Cynthia may be made to Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd.,Altoona, PA 16602.

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