Cynthia (Downs) Hartsook
1943 - 2021
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Hartsook (Downs), Cynthia
1943 - 2021
Cynthia J. "Cindy" Hartsook, age 77, born January 16, 1943 and died February 15, 2021. Survived by best friend and husband of 60 years H. Douglas Hartsook; daughter Stacey Marie Mittendorf (Todd); brother Jack E. Downs; grandchildren Nicholas Barnecut (Katherine), Lindsey and Colton Barnecut; great-grandsons Aiden Keomany and Chase Freeman, and Jeffrey Freeman III; nieces and nephews, Sarah, Jack, Robert, and Rachel Downs, Noah (Alison) Colvin, Vicki Freize, John Gardineer; great-nieces Kristi and Brandi; and great-nephew Zackary. Preceded in death by son Mark Donald Hartsook; parents, Jack E. Downs and Margaret (Peggie) Downs-Stock; sisters-in-law Bernadine Downs and Donna Hughes Gardineer. Cindy retired in 2014 from Experience Columbus. She was a nationally certified Activity Director (NCCAP) formerly with Westminister Thurber Community. She and Doug had appeared as Santa and Mrs. Claus for 35 seasons, especially enjoying their appearances at the Ohio Statehouse. They were founding members of Buckeye Santas and graduates of the International University of Santa Claus, (Advanced Masters in Santa Clausology). She was a free-lance artist, avid gardener and an active member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church; Eucharistic minister since 1986, parish council and women's club member, St Vincent de Paul Society. She was a life member of the Notre Dame Alumnae Association, class of 1960 - St. Joseph Academy. Cindy was an independent decorator at Festival of Trees (8 years), Twig 84 Children's Hospital, Commissioned Stephen Minister, volunteer with Tele-A-Friend, and Meals on Wheels. She had seven articles published in The Catholic Times and was winner of their writing contest in 1987. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, 71 E. Columbia Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45215 or Charity Newsies, 4300 Indianola Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43214. Arrangements entrusted to the John Quint Treboni Funeral Home, 1177 W. 5th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43212. Calling hours will be on Tuesday February 23, 2021 from 4 to 6 pm. MASKS AND SOCICAL DISTANCING ARE REQUIRED. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday February 24, 2021 at 10am at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Celebrant Father Noble. A Graveside service will be held at Union Cemetery, 3349 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43202 following the Mass at 11:30 am, meeting at the gravesite. Condolences may be sent via

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Feb. 20 to Feb. 22, 2021.
Calling hours
04:00 - 06:00 PM
Funeral Mass
10:00 AM
Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church
Graveside service
11:30 AM
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February 23, 2021
I know God has made a special place for you
No more pain
You are at peace
Love you
Santa Richard Woerner
February 21, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of this. She will surely be missed in our Santa group. She was a lovely lady. I am so sorry for your loss
Amey Raihala
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