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Cynthia Ann Tuzinsky

August 26, 1954 June 11, 2021
Cynthia Ann Tuzinsky
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Obituary for Cynthia Ann Tuzinsky

For those of us blessed to have known life with Cindy, the color of the day will forever be Red. Red, the color of love, the color of excitement, and the color of courage, was Cindy’s favorite color. During her years of independence, Cindy put so much time and energy into selecting her ‘color of the day’ for her work experience at Growth & Opportunity of Lapeer for the greater part of 20 plus years. Her excitement was shared with her family and friends as they selected red accessories and clothing to join in on the fun. While red seemed to be her special color, the rest of us associated Cindy with brightness. Her brightness came from her innocence, her sass, and her excitement for life. When the burdens of this world darkened the light for the rest of us, one of the unexpected gifts of Down Syndrome equipped Cindy with the ability to change our perspective, focus on the light and blessings, and find our way forward with a smile through the tears.

Cynthia Ann Tuzinsky blazed into the world on August 26 in 1954. Born in Rochester, MI to her loving parents, Steve and Lillian Tuzinsky, Cindy was doted on by her six siblings. As she grew up, in a world that tended to limit those born with Down Syndrome, Cindy thrived as a passionate family party planner, official lover of all the babies, and vacation and travel extraordinaire. An avid participant in the Special Olympics, Cindy thrived in the competitions for softball throw, bowling, swimming, and basketball. In the years when her independence began to wane, Cindy enjoyed her time at home being the ultimate family gift-giver, jokester, and center of attention. For all the lives she has touched, the world doesn’t seem as bright without her in it. Our lives have forever been affected, and changed, by our favorite redhead and lady in red.

Cindy was preceded in death by her loving parents, brother Raymond, and niece Megan. She is survived by siblings Thomas (Peggy) Tuzinsky, Michael Tuzinsky, Mary Ann (Kevin) Hardwick, Carol (Frank) Choate, and Dede (Allan) Johnson. She is survived by her nieces and nephews Shawn (Shannon) Hardwick, Dawn (Adam) Schiller, Misty (Mike) Parker, Joshua (Heidi) Choate, Steven Tuzinsky, John Tuzinsky, Christena (Jeff) Schulz, Kevin (Angie) Kowalski, and Chad (Katie) Johnson. She is further mourned by her numerous Great Nieces and Nephews, Amanda Hardwick, Amber (Kyle) Hardwick, Ariel (Nilo) Tidrick, Kollin Diaz, Jesse (Sarah) Choate, Melissa Garcia, Mackenzie Choate, Beckham Choate, Kendall Choate, Brooklynn Tuzinsky, Preston Tuzinsky, Jaydon Hutchinson, Dylan Schulz, Cooper Schulz, Alex Kowalski, Allison Johnson, and Seth Johnson. Lastly, Cindy is survived by her Great-Great Niece and Nephew, Carter and Haven Tidrick.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to an organization that is devoted to inspiring the lives of so many like Cindy, the Special Olympics, or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Visitation

Monday

14

Jun

1:00 PM 6/14/2021 1:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/14/2021 8:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Capstick Chapel

542 Liberty Park
Lapeer, MI 48446

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Capstick Chapel
542 Liberty Park Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Rosary Service

Monday

14

Jun

7:00 PM 6/14/2021 7:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Capstick Chapel

542 Liberty Park
Lapeer, MI 48446

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Capstick Chapel
542 Liberty Park Lapeer 48446 MI
United States
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