Cynthia Beth Dekar, 64, of Marathon, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 18, 2020, at the Guthrie Cortland Regional Medical Center, Cortland, NY.
Cindy was born in Binghamton, NY, of March 26, 1956, the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Chatrnuck) Dekar. She retired from Cornell University after several years of service and was a member of the North American Spotted Draft Horse Club.
She is survived by her fiancee, Richard Bryan, and his family and friends; and a sister, Patricia Gilbert, of Ithaca. She also leaves behind a niece, Jessie (Daniel) Salz of Boston, MA; an aunt, Eleanor Chatrnuck of New Jersey; and several cousins.
Funeral services will be held at the Marathon Memorial Chapel, 4071 State Route 221, Marathon, NY, on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Tom Boice officiating. Burial will be in Parker Street Cemetery. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the start of the service at 1:00 p.m. NYS guidelines regarding capacity, social distancing, and wearing face coverings will be followed. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Cindy may be directed to the ASPCA, 879 McLean Road, Cortland, NY 13045 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.