Obituary of Cynthia Brickman
New Scotland - Cynthia Whitney Brickman 82 peacefully passed away after a brief illness on April 30, 2022 at Our Lady of Mercy Nursing Home in Guilderland.
She was born on October 20, 1939 in Albany, NY. The oldest child of the late Harold C. Whitney and Merle (Rothaupt) Whitney.
She graduated from Albany High School and went on to complete her Bachelor of Science degree at the State University at Albany.
During her early years she worked as a camp counselor and spent a short time teaching eighth grade before meeting and marrying the love of her life Raymond H. Brickman in 1965.
She relocated from Albany and lived many years in Bergenfield, NJ where she enjoyed her time as a Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed her summers at her family bungalow at Lake Erskine in Ringwood, NJ. She moved back to the Albany area in 1988 to spend her retirement years closer to her family. Cynthia had a wonderful, warm smile that could light up a room. She cherished her cats “Lovey” and “Sophie”. She appreciated nature, the Bible and children. Her devotion to her faith, family and friends was boundless.
She was a member of both the Helderberg Reformed church and more recently the Presbyterian Church in New Scotland, where she enjoyed being active in the church, as well as working with the younger members. She will be deeply missed and warmly remembered by all.
She is survived by her sisters Gloria (Bruce) Frantzen of Guilderland and Pamela (William) Connell of Slingerlands, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and their families, all living along the east coast. She is predeceased by her beloved late husband Raymond, her brother-in-law Warren (Dolores) Brickman of Paramus, NJ and her brother James Randall (Butch) (Mimi) Whitney of Colchester, Vt.
Relative and Friends are invited to attend graveside services at Memory Gardens Cemetery, 983 Watervliet-Shaker Rd., Colonie on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, all those who wish, may make donations to the New Scotland Presbyterian Church, 2010 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands, NY 12159.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Cynthia Brickman, please visit Tribute Store