Cynthia “Cindy” Root (née Batdorf) passed unexpectedly at the Good Samaritan Hospital on July 19th, 2020 in Lebanon, PA at the age of 67. Cindy is survived by her husband, Michael; step-son, David (wife, Melissa); siblings, Margaret (Peg) Long (husband, Leroy), Suzanne Brungardt, Tom Brough; granddaughter, nieces, and nephews. She is preceded in death by parents Robert & Mary Ellen and other aunts and uncles.

Cindy was born on April 9th, 1953 in Lebanon, PA. She graduated from Cedar Crest High School, an undergrad degree from Lebanon Valley College, and a Master’s degree from New England College. She and Michael were recently celebrating their 25th anniversary. Her friends and family remember her as someone with a huge heart who could make friends with anyone. She was well known for her glamorous sense of style and “chatty” nature.

Cindy was an accomplished Real Estate agent. She volunteered much of her free time as Treasurer for Affordable Housing Council of Lebanon County, member of the board for Lebanon County Real Estate Association, and an Event Lead at the local branch of American Cancer Society. Cindy was also an avid reader and supported local animal rescue initiatives.

A private ceremony will be held for close family. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society at and select “Give in Honor & Memorial” or you can mail donations to; American Cancer Society, Inc 314 Good Dr. Lancaster, PA 17603.