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Cynthia Louise Sloane Becker, 63, born July 17, 1959 in Wheeling, WV, died suddenly on August 2, 2022 in St. Petersburg, FL. She was the daughter of Geraldine Sloane and the late Edward Sloane, Sr. She graduated from Mt. DeChantal Academy and West Liberty College, earning a BS. Cindy was still active. As her mother remembers, Cindy came out kicking and never slowed down; she carried this positive spirit with her throughout her life. A born cheerleader, Cindy cheered in grade school and for Linsly School. Cindy began her career in dental hygiene and later pursued a career in pharmaceutical sales, where she was a highly respected and accomplished academic sales professional at Janssenbiotech. She has received the Janssenbiotech President’s Club award several times among many other professional honors.

An active member of C3 Church in Wheeling, WV, she regularly attended the church’s Bible study group. Hospitality was important to Cindy and she expressed her love for others through food. Friends and family often surrounded her home’s breakfast bar, which was always stocked with snacks. She enjoyed growing herbs, cooking special meals and making desserts for her family and friends. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she took up canning as a hobby, and her jams and salsas were favorite treats she loved to share as gifts for friends and family. She enjoyed the warm winter fires snuggling up with her best companions, her dogs, Gracie and Beau.

Cindy’s friends were the center of her life. When she made a friend, it was forever. Laury, her college roommate, and her co-worker, Karen, were lifelong friends. She enjoyed riding bikes with Jane, Judy, Kathy and Michelle. Cindy’s zest for life was also expressed through her love of traveling to new places with the people she loved. Some of his favorite memories were of riding bikes with friends in Tahoe and traveling Italy with his kids.

Upon retirement, Cindy moved to Florida to be closer to her daughter, Kelli, and son, Lance. Never one to slow down, during her time in Florida she enjoyed golf, biking and yoga on the beach.

Cindy is survived by her beloved mother, Geri, of Wheeling, WV; his brother Ed, Jr. (Kit) of Madison, WI; his son Lance (Kelly) of Atlanta, GA; his daughter Kelli (Josh) of St. Petersburg, FL; his nephew Eddie, III of Bethesda, MD; and his niece Bethany (Nathan) of Portland, OR.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cindy’s name to the American Heart Association, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the Humane Society.

Guests will be received Saturday, August 13 at C3 Church in Wheeling at 1 p.m. with a memorial service beginning at 1:30 p.m. A light reception will follow at the church.


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