Schuneman, Cynthia Ferguson
Of Newton, Massachusetts, died in hospice at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, on August 17, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. Cynthia was part owner, rental librarian and sales consultant for 26 years at ECS Publishing Corporation, the parent company of E. C. Schirmer Music Company and Galaxy Music Corporation. She is survived by her husband, Robert; a sister, Nancy F. Archer of Fort Wayne, IN; her daughter, Christa S. Lyons and two grandchildren, James and Matthew, of Framingham, MA; and her son, Timothy R. Schuneman, of Chandler, AZ. Born October 3, 1939, Cynthia was raised on her parent's farm in Scobey, Montana. She continued her education at Depauw University, Greencastle, Indiana (Bachelor of Music), and The School of Sacred Music at Union Theological Seminary, New York (Master of Sacred Music, 1963). Following graduate school, she became the Assistant Music Director at Trinity English Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was married to Robert Schuneman in 1965 in Fort Wayne. Cynthia held middle school music teaching positions in Winnetka, IL and Queensbury, NY before moving to suburban Boston in 1976. She worked for a time at the Carley Realty Agency in Newton, MA before joining her husband's music publishing firm in 1986. Private family interment of her ashes will take place at a later date in Montana. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to The National Lymphedema Network at <www.lymphnet.org/donationForm.htm
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Published by Boston Globe from Aug. 22 to Aug. 23, 2012.