Cynthia Stanford

October 7, 1954 - May 24, 2015
Traverse City, MI



Friday, May 29, 2015
11:00 AM EDT
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
720 Second St.
Traverse City, MI 49684
1 (231) 946-4211

The family will greet friends starting at 10am.


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Memorial Contributions

Memorial Contributions may be made to Cynthia's husband, Al Stanford to help with expenses.


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Cherryland Floral
1208 S. Garfield
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-5761
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Blossom Shop
1023 E. Eighth St.
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 932-9470
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Life Story / Obituary


TRAVERSE CITY – Cynthia “Cyndee” Ann (Sivek) Stanford, died Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the age of 60. She passed peacefully at home, surrounded by close family and friends.

Cyndee was born at Andrew’s Air Force Base Washington, D.C. on October 7, 1954 to the late William James and Patricia Ann (Potts) Sivek. She was the oldest of four children. A resident of Traverse City, Cyndee graduated from Traverse City Central High School in 1973. Cyndee was a loving wife, an amazing mother, a trusting friend, and the best Grandma ever! She was an avid crafter, spending most of her free time card-making, scrapbooking, drawing, and stamping. Aside from crafting, she loved to bowl and spend time with her family.

Cyndee is survived by her husband Struther “Allen” Stanford. They were married in Traverse City on June 24, 1978. Also surviving Cyndee are her two daughters, Amber Pepellashi (Elton) and Brooke Stanford; a son Michael (Becky) Stanford; her grandchildren Madison June Stanford, Lauren Alexa Pepellashi and Laine Michael Boyce; and her three sisters, Debbie Sivek Majszak, Tracey Sivek, and Marcia Sivek (Vince Duperron); and her nieces and nephews, Nathaniel Majszak (Tamara), Rachel Majszak, Melissa Conradie (Dawid) and Benjamin O’Connor.

She was preceded in death by her son, Zachary James Stanford.

A Memorial Mass will be held 11am, Friday, May 29, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Traverse City. The family will greet friends starting at 10am. Burial will be in the Oakwood Catholic Cemetery, Traverse City. Memorial Contributions may be made to her husband, Al Stanford to help with expenses.

The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.