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Cynthia VanVoast "Cindy" FRYE Obituary
FRYE, Cynthia "Cindy" Van Voast

Cynthia "Cindy" Van Voast Frye, born May 18, 1951, beloved wife of William E. Frye passed away after a courageous 3 1/2 year battle with brain cancer at the Hospice of Good Samaritan Hospital on November 20, 2013. She leaves behind, the love of her life, her husband, Bill. She is survived by her daughters, Nicole Ceravolo Preston, husband, Steve and Kelly Ceravolo Pigott, husband, Jeremy. Stepchildren, Michelle Frye Fotiadis, husband George and Aaron Frye, wife, Amanda. Grandchildren, Sawyer Pigott, Ellie, Reece and Holt Preston, Zachary and Bronson Fotiadis, Cade, Tinsley and Blake Frye. Her mother, Constance Gattle, husband, Tom. Cindy was predeceased by her father, Adrian Van Voast. Brothers, Zachary Van Voast, wife, Marianne and Stephen Van Voast, wife, Barbara. Born and raised in Palm Beach, she graduated from Palm Beach High School and the University of Florida. She was a die hard Gator and loved Tim Tebow. She was an avid sailor in her youth. She won many races and was known as 'Yellow Bird'. She loved her daughters and they are her legacy. Her passion was kids. She never met a child she didn't love. She found her true purpose in life in teaching...first at Gardens Elementary and then at Beacon Cove Elementary. She received numerous awards including Teacher of the Year 1996, Disney Teacher of the Year 2005-2006, North Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year 2011-2012 and WalMart Teacher of the Year 2003-2004. One of the hardest things during her battle with cancer was having to stop teaching. She loved those kids and they loved her. Another of Cindy's passions was physical fitness. She was notorious for her energy and stamina. She was an excellent tennis player. She completed many marathons and was a constant fixture on the many walking trails throughout PGA, along with her best friend, Sandy Carter. Not once during her struggles did she ask...'Why me?' In fact she was always encouraging her fellow brain tumor patients. She became a spokesperson for Duke Medical Center helping to get the word out about Glioblastomas and their annual fundraiser, Angels Among Us. Cindy will be missed because she made a difference with her life. And isn't that what everyone wants out of life?...to know that their life mattered, that it counted for something...that they helped someone along the way. We can learn a lot from the way Cindy lived her life. There are countless lives she touched with her spirit and attitude. She had a kind word for everyone. She was one of a kind. Cindy would tell you to live each day to its fullest, love without reservation, forgive and love unconditionally. She loved her creator, Jesus Christ. One of her favorite scriptures was Psalm 91. The Lord says, "I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in My name." The reason she was able to finish well, why she never complained was her faith that there is something after this. She knew this last battle was the beginning of eternity for her. She believed in a heavenly Father who loved her unconditionally. Be comforted in knowing that she rests in His arms now. Our family would like to thank all their friends and neighbors for their support and generosity during this trying time. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at the Duke Medical Center in Durham, NC or Hospice of the Palm Beaches. Services will be held at First Presbyterian Church of North Palm Beach on Friday, November 29, 11:00 AM. Reception to follow. The Reverend 'Lucky' Arnold will be officiating. The family will receive guests in the Fellowship Hall following the service.

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Published in The Palm Beach Post from Nov. 22 to Nov. 25, 2013
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