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Cynthia M. Mckusick

June 4, 1953 — July 12, 2023



Cynthia “Cindy” Mckusick, 70, passed away unexpectedly on July 12, 2023, at Holy Spirit Hospital, in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Cindy was born on June 4, 1953 in Norfolk, NE, to Gordon and Gladys Moritz. 


Cindy was preceded in death by her parents Gordon and Gladys Moritz, as well as her brother-in-law Gary Nielsen.


Cindy graduated from Norfolk High School in 1971. While raising her four children, she completed her Bachelor's Degree, and went on to earn a Master's Degree from Mansfield University in 1998. She started her career as a licensed professional counselor and truly loved her job, which allowed her to help others as she worked in both Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. She most recently worked as a Counselor at T.W. Ponessa, in Lancaster, PA. 


Cindy enjoyed spending time with her grandkids more than anything else. Her faith and her family were very important to her. She was most at peace at the beach, listening to the waves. She loved to read and enjoyed being a lifetime learner. She enjoyed playing board games and doing puzzles, especially ones of hummingbirds. She always put others first and giving gifts was her love language. She was an advocate for those less fortunate and accepted everyone as they were, loving all unconditionally.


Cindy is survived by her 4 children and 9 grandchildren: Rachel (Wayland) Hudgins, of Midlothian, VA, with two children Derek (14) and Damon (13), Joshua (Micalagh) Moritz, of Harrisburg, PA, with two children Hudson (8) and Cordelia (6), Michaelia (Travis) Reeves, of Waverly, NY, with 2 children Elijah (10) and Benjamin (7), and William (Judy )McKusick of Gillett, PA, with three children Siarah (15), Alyssa (13) and Adalynn (13). 


Cindy is also survived by her sister Patricia Nielsen, as well as her nephews Matthew and Nathan Nielsen of McCook, NE. 


A Celebration of Life for Cindy McKusick will be held on Saturday, July 22nd at 2:30pm at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Harrisburg, PA. The family will receive condolences prior to the service (2pm) and a simple reception will be held after the service.


In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to your local domestic violence shelter in Cindy's name.

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Saturday, July 22, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Paul Episcopal Church

248 Seneca St, Harrisburg, PA 17110

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