In Loving Memory
Cynthia Odessa Wren was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on August 25, 1946, to the late Harvey and Beatrice Robinson.Cyndee, as she was affectionately nicknamed by family and friends, passed away quietly on June 30, 2023, at Carroll Hospital in Westminster, Maryland. Her devoted husband, loving son and loving daughter-in-law were by her side in her final moments.
Cyndee fondly remembered the rural country setting that she grew up in, a house off a dirt road on which you would seldom see more than one car drive by daily. Her childhood surroundings provided an environment that was family-friendly, child-friendly and school-friendly. There was space for her to roam, learn, explore, and even to sample the fresh produce that people grew right at home. In fact, Cyndee’s favorites were tomatoes and strawberries, which she used to pick from the side of the road. Cyndee enjoyed attending grade school, which culminated with her graduation in 1964, from Wiley H. Bates High School in Annapolis, Maryland. Upon graduation, she wrote in her high school yearbook that she had aspirations to attend Morgan State University to study Journalism.
On June 6, 1971, Cyndee married the love of her life, Ronald E. Wren, who she affectionately called “Wren”. In fact, she only learned his full name, two months into their relationship. The happy couple remained married for over 52-years and from their union, their son, Christopher (Chris) Wren was born. When Chris married Gina Schindler-Wren, she finally gained the daughter that she never had. Over the years, the family enjoyed many happy times together and creating special memories particularly, from their extensive world travels. Some of the travel highlights include, Cuba, Russia, Australia, Europe, Africa, Alaska and Iceland. Cyndee was forever proud of the life and legacy she left behind.
Cyndee’s professional career included working as an educator in the Howard County Public School System and working at the Disney Store at Columbia Mall. Her extensive tenure as an educator was rewarding and fulfilling as it provided her an ongoing chance to share with her students, her vast wealth of knowledge acquired from her passion for trivia. Her approach to learning was to experience through doing, rather than traditional textbooklearning enabled her to successfully reach students in unprecedented ways that helped them to embrace education. Prior to her retirement, Cyndee savored working at the Disney Store as she absolutely loved all things Disney! Her interest in Disney incited several glorious vacations to Disney World in Orlando, Florida, as well as curating her mostimpressive personal collection of Disney memorabilia.
Cyndee enjoyed a full life that included additional hobbies such as the art of conversation, genealogy, watching movies.As a foodie, she relished fine dining that enabled her to experience a variety of all types of good food. She is remembered for her infectious smile. Her caring nature and personality really came through during Ron’s major illnesses.
Cyndee is preceded in death by her father, Harvey Robinson,her mother, Beatrice Robinson, and brother, Harvey I. Robinson. She sadly leaves to mourn, her loving husband, Ronald E. Wren, son, Christopher M. Wren, daughter-in-law, Gina Schindler-Wren, two sisters, Cassandra Robinson and June Robinson, and a host of relatives and friends