Cindy, I can’t believe you’re gone. We had some great times together in the early 80’s but lost touch after I enlisted in the Army. I heard Journey’s "Don’t stop believing" on the radio this morning and immediately thought of you. Journey’s music always makes me think of you. We hadn’t seen each other in 35 years, but I thought that at some point we’d meet for lunch, have a drink and reminisce. I was wrong. Goodbye Cindy.

Obituary of Cynthia Geer Donahue

October 11, 1961 – August 13, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Cindy Geer Donahue announces her passing on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 in her home in Sterling, VA. surrounded by her family.

Cindy is survived by her beloved husband, Jeff; two wonderful children Rebecca and Owen; her parents, Phillip and Alice Geer; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, PR.

Cindy was born in Remington, Virginia on October 11, 1961 and graduated from Madison County High School in 1981. As a young girl, Cindy enjoyed twirling and was a majorette in the Madison County High School Band and participated in many county beauty pageants. She was recognized as Miss Congeniality and best dressed. She graduated from Bauder Fashion College in Atlanta, GA and earned a degree in interior design. She spent much of her professional career as a Meeting Planner traveling all over the country.

After graduating, she moved to Northern Virginia and met her husband Jeff. They were married in September of 1989 in Charlottesville, VA. Cindy was an extremely family-oriented woman and always found herself immersed in the activities of her children. She was always volunteering at their schools, with the Girl Scouts and surrounding community.

Cindy had a giving spirit, an animal-lover, a social butterfly and felt blessed to be able to travel all over the world. She was fortunate to have many amazing friends and was a compassionate, hardworking and outgoing person. Cindy enjoyed entertaining family and friends in her home.

She was a bright light in this world and was so determined to stay strong and fight for her family at the most difficult time of her life.

The family invites you to a celebration of her life on Tuesday, August, 20, 2019 at 12:00 noon at Galilee United Methodist Church, 45425 Winding Road, Sterling, VA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the American Cancer Society or The Humane Society.

The family of Cindy Donahue wishes to express their appreciation for your outpouring of love, prayers and support at this time. Please join the family in the multi-purpose room following the ceremony for refreshments and a time of fellowship.