Cynthia Lingo Angermeier, esteemed educator

October 4, 2017

Dr. Cynthia Lingo Angermeier, 71, of Camden-Wyoming passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at her home with her husband by her side after a brief bout with cancer.

Cyndi is the daughter of the late H. Kline and Margaret Voshell Lingo. She is survived by her beloved husband of 40 years, Dolf Angermeier of Camden-Wyoming; and her sisters, Lucy Sturmfelz of Rehoboth Beach and Vivian Postlethwait (Tom) of Camden-Wyoming. She also is survived by her niece, Mandy Sturmfelz; and nephews Mark Sturmfelz, Niel Postlethwait (Kristin), and Sam Postlethwait (Kim); and their children Caleb, Mason, Lane, Luke and Holland.

Cyndi graduated from Caesar Rodney High School and received her bachelor of science degree from the University of Delaware, master's degree from Washington College, and doctorate in education degree from the University of Sarasota. She worked in public education in Delaware for 40 years, commencing her career in the Cape Henlopen School District. After receiving her master's degree, she began a 31-year career as a school psychologist in the Caesar Rodney School District. She was a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and worked with Child Find to help children with special needs begin their schooling with a greater chance of being successful.

Cyndi was very involved in both district and state education associations. She was a member of the Caesar Rodney Education Association, serving two terms as president, and also was three times president of the Delaware Association of School Psychologists. She was a 49-year member of the Delaware State Education Association serving on the board of directors and volunteering many hours for the DSEA. In 2016, Cyndi was honored to receive the Helen D. Wise Lifetime Achievement Award, the DSEA's most prestigious award, for her significant contributions to public education in Delaware. After retirement, Cyndi remained active with the DSEA and immediately joined and served on the board of directors of the DSEA-Retired.

Cyndi enjoyed giving her time to and advocating for many community organizations. She was a strong supporter of the ecarte dance theatre in Dover since its inception, and served as a trustee and on the board of directors as president and vice president as well as volunteering as assistant stage manager for numerous productions. She was a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts and enjoyed helping the scouts earn their badges. Cyndi also was a member and assistant treasurer of the auxiliary of the Stockley Center in Georgetown, helping to further the interests of the Stockley Center through public education and other activities. Additionally, Cyndi recently became a Master Food Educator volunteer for the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension and enjoyed teaching the public about its new educational programs.

In 2011, Cyndi became involved in the General Federation of Women's Clubs. She joined the Rising Sun Community Club, of which her great-grandmother had been president, and quickly became very active and held various leadership positions including president. She then became active in and held leadership roles in the GFWC Federation Guild and GFWC Delaware State Federation of Women's Clubs. The clubs were very important to Cyndi, and she enjoyed giving her time to the clubs and attending local and national conferences and events on behalf of them. She cherished the friendships she made through her participation in the clubs.

Cyndi also was a very gifted artisan. She was a talented fiber artist and enjoyed knitting, spinning and weaving often using her own sheep's wool that she prepared and dyed herself. She could be found in colonial attire showcasing her skills and teaching others each year at the Dover Days Festival and at other events in the area. Likewise, Cyndi was an adept craftsperson, and enjoyed making cards, programs and invitations for her family and friends.

She lived on her family's farm for most of her life including the past 35 years in Voshells Mill, the grain mill which she and Dolf converted into their home. They enjoyed their time together, and with their numerous sheep, goats, cats and other animals. She loved being surrounded by nature and reading outside and in her room overlooking the meadow and millrace. For the past 25 years, Cyndi also enjoyed spending time in Savannah, Ga., her adopted second home, where she loved experiencing the history, culture and beauty of the city.

While Cyndi served many roles professionally and in the community and was a leader and mentor to many, her favorite role was as "Wonderful Aunt Cynthia" to her niece and nephews. She had a special relationship with each and enjoyed having adventures with and giving advice to them. They will miss her tremendously and are saddened that the next generation will not be able to fully experience their wonderful aunt.

Her family would like to thank everyone for the countless cards and visits Cyndi received during her brief illness, and acknowledge the excellent care she received from Bayada Home Health Care and Delaware Hospice.

A celebration of Cyndi's life will be held at noon, Saturday, Oct. 14, at Pippin Funeral Home, 119 W Camden Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, where friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon for visitation.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Food Bank of Delaware, 1040 Mattlind Way, Milford, DE 19963, or the General Federation of Women's Clubs, 1734 N St., NW, Washington, DC 20036, two organizations that were meaningful to Cyndi.

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