Cynthia Leahy

May 8, 1945 - December 30, 2021
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Cynthia Kay Leahy, age 76, of New Philadelphia died peacefully, December 30, 2021, while in the loving care of Community Hospice’s Truman House.

Born on May 8, 1945, in Canton, Ohio Cynthia was a daughter of the late John and Catherine (Cahill) Mercer.

She was a graduate of the former Lincoln High School in Ca…

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Cynthia Kay Leahy, age 76, of New Philadelphia died peacefully, December 30, 2021, while in the loving care of Community Hospice’s Truman House.

Born on May 8, 1945, in Canton, Ohio Cynthia was a daughter of the late John and Catherine (Cahill) Mercer.

She was a graduate of the former Lincoln High School in Canton and earned a Bachelor’s in Education from Wittenberg University. For 36 years Cynthia was devoted to her students, teaching elementary education at New Philadelphia City Schools. Always with a book close by Cynthia was an avid reader. Always with her friends close, Cynthia enjoyed time spent with her dearest friends, considering all her extended family. When not teaching, reading, or socializing, Cynthia cherished spending time with her son and grandson.

She is survived by her son, John C. Leahy of Cleveland, grandson Connor Patrick Leahy, and nieces Susan Touchette Drew and Meagan Carson.

In addition to her parents, Cynthia was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, John Dennis Leahy, III.

In keeping with her wishes, there will be no public visitation or services. Cremation care will be conducted by the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia.

Memorial contributions in Cynthia’s name may be directed to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Cynthia by visiting the funeral home website at


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Born: May 8, 1945
Died: December 30, 2021

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Theresa Daley posted on 1/4/22

Mrs Leahy was my fourth grade teacher at South. I didn't see her as often as I would've liked after I graduated, but she will always be one of my favorite teachers. Having lost both my parents, I know how you are feeling John. Let the good memories of your parents be what keeps you warm on the cold lonely nights. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.


Sandi Casper Fedder posted on 1/4/22

To Cynthia's family, You have my deepest sympathy in the passing of Cynthia. She was a classmate of mine at Lincoln High School and was on our class reunion committee with me and other classmates of ours. She was always so nice and will be missed by all who knew her. Sincerely, Sandi Casper Fedder '63


Shannon Meek posted on 1/4/22

I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with Mrs. Leahy at South when I first started teaching. She was an amazing educator, and will be missed.


Carol Riegler posted on 1/4/22

So sorry to hear of Cynthia's passing. Glad that I was able to spend time with her when planning our reunions. She will be missed.


Reiser Family posted on 1/4/22

We had quite the times on Darrell Drive while all you kids went from toddlers to high school seniors and beyond. Summer parties at our house included swimming, karaoke, good food, and trampoline antics! Johnny, your mom adored you! Many days we spent letting the dogs play together around our pool. Savannah and Benny had quite a good time together. I’ll never forget the crew on Darrell Drive . Sending you healing and peace.


Daniella and Giuliana Sray posted on 1/3/22

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. My heart breaks, but I feel blessed to have known her! She was an amazing woman!! Love you, always. In our thoughts and prayers ??????


Dave and Paula Worth and children posted on 1/3/22

We enjoyed having Cynthia and John as neighbors and friends for all these years on Darrell Drive. We loved the dinners together, always made more interesting by Cynthia and John's laughter and conversational skills. We thought alike about many things. And we loved Bitsy and Savannah too and the visits with dog and owner on the side patio. Cynthia and John had a beautiful house and beautiful life on this street, and made it a great place for us too. They helped us many times over the years with time and advice on house repairs, education, car repairs and replacements, tennis, great books to read, and on and on. We mourn the loss of those times and their company. We mourn the lives cut far too short by ill health. And how they loved their son! We can never forget them and their kindnesses and extraordinarily good company.


Sue Ulis posted on 1/3/22

My heart goes out to you John. I so enjoyed our lunches out and visits when she went into the nursing home. She was proud of you and talked about her visit onThanksgiving with you and Conner.She loved every minute . I will miss her. She touched many lives through her love of teaching and friendships.


Lisa Speicher posted on 1/3/22

Cynthia will be missed. I enjoyed all the years I got to work with her and how she shared her love of learning with her students. She was a great educator!


Frederick Frank posted on 1/3/22

Miss Mercer was my third grade teacher at Central Elementary. She was definitely one of my favorite teachers. Her classroom was a welcoming place where we felt loved and valued. In my own teaching career, Miss Mercer remained an inspiration. I thank God for her. May she rest in peace.


Brooke murphy posted on 1/3/22

I’ll always remember Mrs.Leahy as a teacher at west elementary. She was so nice. My sympathy to the family


Sally Korns Barnett posted on 1/3/22

John I was so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Praying for peace and comfort for you. Treasure your memories.


Chris Lindenbaum posted on 1/3/22

Our sincere sympathy to John and family! She was an outstanding educator and a wonderful woman, mom and grandmother! Our family adored her! We had the privilege of knowing the family on an informal, friendly basis and always enjoyed their company! She will be missed!?????? Prayers for John and family!


Charlyn menapace posted on 1/3/22

Our sincere sympathy to the family. I knew her as a dedicated educator for many New Philadelohia school children. She will be greatly missed


Karen Dunfee posted on 1/3/22

I was a fellow teacher with Cindy at Central Elementary. At the time we both were third grade teachers. I really enjoyed my time with her. We became good friends at the time. I thought of her often. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She was a great teacher. RIP Cindy until we meet again. Prayers for the family.