Cynthia "Cindy" Barnes

February 7, 1953 ~ December 11, 2021 (age 68) 68 Years Old


Cynthia “Cindy” Barnes, 68, of Indiana, died Saturday, December 11, 2021, at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, after a battle with leukemia.

The daughter of Norman “Mike” and Dolores (Ciesinski) Chuderewicz, she was born February 7, 1953 in Pittsburgh.

She graduated from Shaler High School in 1971 and the Louise Suydam McClintic School of Nursing at St. Margaret Memorial Hospital in 1975. Cindy worked as a Registered Nurse for 45 years, most recently at Indiana Regional Medical Center, from which she retired in January 2021. She was an active member of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish, served on the board of Four Footed Friends, and enjoyed traveling the country with friends and family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Surviving are her husband of 38 years, Dr. Richard Barnes; sons Matthew and wife Allyson, of Fletcher, NC; and Thomas of Indiana; a grandson, Garrett, who brought her so much joy; brother David and wife Christel of Allison Park; sister Susan Kadlecik and husband John of Plum Borough; mother-in-law Freda Barnes of Indiana; nieces and nephews; and friends in Pennsylvania and around the country.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Paul.

A private memorial ceremony will be held under the direction of the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Four Footed Friends (220 Beck Road, Indiana, PA 15701) or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Cindy was profoundly grateful for everyone who reached out with cards, texts, and calls after her diagnosis.

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