Cynthia (“Cindy”) Singer Polger was born June 11, 1957 in Denver Colorado. She passed away at home on January 12, 2016, after courageously battling carcinoid, a rare form of cancer, for about a year. Although she lived in California for 30 years, she was always a Colorado girl.
She came into this world bound and determined and unique; especially unique. She stayed that way her whole life. She danced to the beat of her own drummer, and was incredibly proud of it. She was stubborn, opinionated and lovely. She had spunk.
She went to ASU for a year and then transferred back to the University of Colorado. She worked in the hotel business for various chains, including a year-long stop in Vail, a place she fell in love with, and a place that she called her second home beginning a couple of years ago. Cindy and Lorne met in Denver; and she agreed to join him in Los Angeles for law school. They moved to San Diego in 1988, making their home in North Park. After Olivia and Myles were born, they relocated their family home to La Jolla in 1996.
Cindy worked in public relations for many years, taking on a variety of different clients, mostly in the non-profit sector where her passion lay.
She was a great mom, and made it her mission to be heavily involved with the kids, their schools and their activities. She was on just about every committee at Birdrock Elementary, Muirlands Middle School and La Jolla High.
Whether you knew Cindy for a day or a lifetime, you knew that her life was one of giving and touching lives. She did so many things purely out of the goodness of her heart; not for acclaim, not to social climb and not to get her name out. She just made a difference.
She was one of the most charitable people ever. She was proud to be involved with Words Alive, Planned Parenthood, San Diego Women Give, The Girl Scouts, and Congregation Beth Israel, among countless other organizations. She would unconditionally support all of her friend’s charities, with a check and a smile. She never cared about material things, the most important things to her were her kids, friends, family and her community.
She loved her friends, all of them. Every day, she told someone she loved them.
She is survived by her husband Lorne, her children Olivia and Myles, her mother Renee Singer, her brother Paul Singer (Nancie Carroll) and countless friends and family members. She will be missed, but her spirit will live on in the many lives that she touched.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to two of Cindy’s favorite charities, Words Alive and the Beth Israel Caring Community Committee.