Cynthia A. Shoemaker

Date of Death: 8/30/2018

Cynthia A. Shoemaker

March 27, 1965 – Aug. 28, 2018

Cynthia A. Shoemaker, 53, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Robert J. Fahr and April K. Neal-Battisti (Henry).

She is survived by her mother of Altoona; a daughter, Sara Ferry (Shane) of Altoona; a granddaughter, Shay P. Ferry; three half-sisters:  Holly, Susie and Mary, all in Maryland; an aunt, Roxanne Barr (Tim) of Altoona; three uncles:  Steve Neal (Dora) of Altoona, Dave Neal (Faith) of Duncansville and Tom Fahr (Beth) of Hollidaysburg; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and many close friends; and her father of Hagerstown, Md.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert J. Shoemaker; an uncle, Larry Neal; and grandmothers: Virginia Neal and Eleanor Fahr.

Cindy was a graduate of Hollidaysburg High School and MTA Truck Driving School.She was employed at Wagner’s Greenhouse and previously was manager of Black and Gold Tavern and Dominic’s of New York.

Cindy played in several pool leagues including the Altoona Women’s Pool League, the Altoona Men’s Pool League and the Altoona 9 Ball League.  She was a member of the James L. Noble VFW Post 3, Altoona, and she shot pool at the Cesare Battisti Club.  She also enjoyed riding motorcycles, playing poker and playing with her cats.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Friday Aug. 31, 2018 at E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home, Inc., 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona.  Friends will also be received from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Service, on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at the funeral home.  Interment will be at Alto Reste Park Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Central PA Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA  16602.

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