Cynthia Lee (Davis) Haeberle

July 29, 1923 ‒ January 16, 2021

Delaware, Ohio

Cynthia Lee Davis Haeberle passed away in her sleep on January 15, 2021 at the age of 97.  Cynthia (Cynch) was born in Orange, NJ on July 29,1923. The daughter of Richard and Gladys Davis, she grew up in New Jersey.  She attended Lankenau and Dwight High school, and college at Briarcliff College in New York.

After college, she married Frederick R. Haeberle on February 22, 1946.  Spending the first year of their marriage in New Haven while Fred received his degree in Geology at Yale University.

From Connecticut, she moved to Texas with Fred; first to Houston, then Amarillo and finally Abilene.  From Texas, they relocated to Caracas, Venezuela in 1957. From there, spending three years in Manila Philippines, several years in New Jersey where she worked as a Volunteer at the Triboro First Aid Squad driving the ambulance and earned the nickname “Canon-ball”. She was proud to have transported one of the first heart transplant donors from a New Jersey hospital into a New York City hospital.  From NJ, she moved to Tripoli, Libya and then spent 22 years in Dallas, TX, before retiring to Delaware, Ohio for the last 23 years. Traveling extensively, she and Fred visited all 7 continents.

She rode horses growing up, was an accomplished piano player, loved to do any kind of sewing and needlework, learned to paint landscapes and work with stained glass.   She was always color coordinated and had a great love of God. Having lived overseas, she understood the importance of freedom and the importance of voting in every election.

She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Roberts and son Rick (Flossie) Haeberle; five grandchildren: Susan (John) McKee, Keith (Ashley) Haeberle, Jack Haeberle, Dawn Ball, and Lori (Jeff) Sedlock, and eight great grandchildren, Julia, Emily, Ella, Bria, Taylor, Jared, Trevor, and Nick.

Preceded in death by her parents Richard and Gladys Davis, one brother, Richard Davis Jr., grandson Brian Haeberle, and son-in-law Carl Roberts.

We celebrate that Cynthia is present with our Lord & Savior in paradise for eternity.  In lieu of a service, please spend a moment remembering her.

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The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • I just loved Cynthia and Fred . I used to wait on them for years . I always gave Fred his grape juice (wine ) on Sunday’s . They are both amazing people . I would visit her at Delaware Court when I went to see my mom . She would s always tell me she was ready to go be with Freddy . You will be missed !!!

  • My sister Beth and I got to know Cynthia at Delaware Court and always looked forward to talking with her, often in the hall as she waited for her afternoon “medication”. She was always positive and upbeat and fun to talk to. She invited Mom and me into her room a number of times and we got to hear about her Freddy and see the map marking all the places they’d lived. For the last ten months I’d only been able to wave to her through the window and if she was looking out would she’d always look delighted and wave back. We’ll all miss her and remember her fondly.

  • Cindy Roberts
    Sending hugs & prayers
    I know you will miss her
    I only got to meet your parents once but they both
    Where so sweet. They lived an amazing life
    And raised a great daughter
    Love you
    Barbara Wise

  • We always enjoyed talking with her. Mis the friends in Delaware. Hope the family is doing well, Dale Whitaker

  • I was searching for another friend who just passed away and saw Cynthia. I had told her I would be back but not before April 2020 last year as my husband wanted to go to Florida even though he was very ill . We returned in March when COVID hit having to forfeit plane tickets to drive straight through. Each day I thing about Cynthia but learned no visitors. I sent her a card in hopes to be able to see and visit as we use to. I’m so sorry that won’t happen. I loved hearing about all her travels and life. She will be missed dearly. Please accept my condolences. Bev Cox