LEAVITTSBURG - Cynda Jo Zipnock, 53, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at University Hospital in Cleveland.
Cynda was born May 20, 1960, to Dr. Joseph McKay and Patricia "Ann" Rupe McKay in Mansfield.
Cynda graduated from Warren G. Harding High School's cosmetology program in 1978 and worked as a hairstylist until 1985, when she took a position at Packard Electric.
She was a member of the Organizing Committee, Women's Committee, Political Action Committee, and was on the Executive Board as the recording secretary for the IUE-CWA from 2001 until she transferred to GM Lordstown in 2008. Cynda was also an Alternative Committee person and worked many other appointed volunteer positions for the union.
Cynda married her husband, David Zipnock on May 7, 2008. Cynda loved her family more than anything in the world, especially her grandchildren Abigail and Matthew. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Cynda is survived by her husband of five years, David Zipnock; daughter, Melyssa (Kris) Leonard; father, Dr. Joseph McKay; granddaughter, Abigail Marie Leonard; grandson, Matthew Joseph Leonard; sister, Sally (Michael) Mills; brother, Dr. Victor (Patti) McKay; and nephews, Christopher McKay, Timothy McKay and J.J. Mills.
Cynda was preceded in death by her Mother, Patricia "Ann" McKay.
A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Friday at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Drive, with the Rev. Jim Schimmel officiating.
Calling hours will be held prior to the service from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family in order to establish an education trust for Cynda's grandchildren, Abigail and Matthew.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.RobertsClarkChapel.com.