Cynthia Somers Koeppel
Jan 14 1946 – Feb 20 2011


Dear Pam,
i just learned of Cindy’s passing. My husband Kurt and I send our sympathy. it does seem that there is a lot of sadness in our family at this time, but we can get through it sharing and supporting each other.

Clytie Somers

With heartfelt sympathy.

Uncle Ed and Aunt Nancy Somers

Dear Pamela,
I am so very sorry for the loss of your sister Cindy. My heart breaks for all of you. The loss of a sibling is something we (my sibs) know all to well. My love goes out to you, Hilary and Arthur. Please know that you and your family are in my heart and prayers.

My heart breaks every time I think of my brother Andy. He was my hero and my whole life I looked up to him. I wonder when it will get easier?

Know you are thought of and cared about,

Angela Somers

Dearest Pam,
I learned about your loss from an email from my brother, Clinton, while I was away, I had no idea she was so ill.

This is really no way to tell you how deeply sorry I am that you lost your sister, Cindy. I can only hope that you realize that we care deeply about you and your family members and wish to support you at this time.

I hope to come to NY in the next few days or so. Perhaps we could meet in person.

Susan Somers

Dear Pam,
I hope you are doing well and that you keep yourself busy and think of the great memories you have of Cindy and the positive she left behind. She was a wonderful person and she will be missed by all of us. You put a smile on my face regarding the “typical Cindy story”- (the story of the escaped ferrets, Fat Boy and Skinny Girl) – you are right, that is typical of her. I can remember the first time I went to her house in NJ and all the different animals she had- I could hardly walk without fear I would step on one or one would join me in the bath!

Vicky Gonzalez

Dear Pam,
I am very sorry for your loss. I was shocked to hear of Cindy’s passing. I am sure this is hard on you. I hope you are able to find comfort and the support you need to get through this loss. If there is anything I can do, please contact me.

I also would like to say I am very sorry for contacting you so late. I actually just found out. It appears everybody here thought someone else had already told me. Once again, I am very sorry for your loss.

Victor Gonzalez

Dear Pam,
I was so sorry to see the entry on your blog today, that Cindy has died. This is an awful shock, it is hard to believe that such a vibrant person is gone, and so soon. I am sorry on so many fronts: not to have seen her more recently (I think it was at Candy’s funeral that we last met up and I was certainly not at my best); not to have known sooner, and not to have been in touch with you sooner. I am so very very sorry and send my sympathies to you, the loss of a sister is hard, no one else knows you so well or shared your early life experiences so much as Cindy had. But I am equally sorry to have been out of touch for so long! Cindy’s sudden death reminds me again that we are too old to let contact slide like I have done, so I am doubly sorry. I have so many funny memories of Cindy growing up: with Smokie, with her rabbits-and the washing machine…, and her sense of fun and devilment and just general liveliness. Cindy really was full of life, I am so sorry Pam.

With love and prayers,
Steffi Ross Williams

Dear Pamela:
Please accept my sincerest sympathy on the death of your sister. Kathy and I wish you well in these trying times.

Andrew Lawrence