Cynthia Anne Garrick
February 25, 2023

Funeral Information

March 5 2023 - 2:00 pm
Bnai Israel Cemetery, 1491 Blackadore Street, Penn Hills, 15235

CYNTHIA ANNE GARRICK: 72, of Yakima, Washington, died peacefully after a brief illness on Saturday, February 25, 2023. Survived by her sister, Paula Garrick Klein, of O'Hara Township. Cynthia was the daughter of the late Edward L. and Blanche S. Garrick of Pittsburgh, and the wife of the late James R. Flaherty of Yakima, Washington. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Cynthia graduated from Peabody High School, the University of Pittsburgh, and later received a Master of Library Science degree from Clarion University. After graduation, she first worked as a reference librarian at the New Castle Public Library, then at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Northside branch. She then moved to Yakima to work at the Yakima Valley Public Library, where she held various reference, supervisory and managerial positions until she retired. Cynthia volunteered with and was past president of the League of Women Voters of Yakima. An avid reader and a passionate advocate for books and libraries, Cynthia led book groups at the library and at her residence. Cynthia loved theater, film, contra dancing, and music of all kinds, from classical to folk. Beloved by all who knew her, Cynthia was smart, funny, kind, generous, compassionate, and caring. She was devoted to her parents, husband, sister, and her many friends in Yakima who became her family away from home. Cynthia will be forever missed. Graveside Services and Interment will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 2 PM at B'nai Israel Cemetery. Donations can be made to the League of Women Voters of Yakima, 225 N. 2nd Street, Yakima, WA 98901. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated.


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Sorry to hear of the loss of your sister may she Rest in Peace

By betty Elias - March 24, 2023

So sorry to hear about Cindy's passing, I remember her from high school and that she was very nice. Again, sorry for your loss.

By Gayle Mallinger Ursetta - March 03, 2023