Cynthia M. Leonard

May 17, 2013       

WATERTOWN, N.Y.    Cynthia M. Leonard, 50, of Sawdy Road, passed away Thursday evening, May 16, at her home surrounded by her family and under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home. 

Private burial and  graveside services will be at the Valley View Cemetery, S. Otselic, N.Y.

She was born Feb. 8, 1963, in Cortland, a daughter to Russell and Judy Bassett Falter.  

Cynthia had worked at Stream and Blockbuster Video, both in Watertown, until retiring due to ill health.

Surviving are
her father and step-mother, Russell and Linda Falter, Cortland; a sister, Marjorie Falter and Richard, Dexter; a brother, Russell C. Falter and Kathy, Glenfield; niece and nephew, Shiloh and Mason Schloop, Dexter; her companion, Jamie C. Granger, Watertown; aunts, uncles and cousins; her special friend Kimberly Bishop; and her Great Dane, Boo.

Her mother, Judy, a son, James E. Leonard III, and a daughter, Jessica M. Leonard, all died before her.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Bonnie Trudeau with the Oncology Department at Samaritan Medical Center and to Charlene Shepard with Hospice, for their care and compassion.

Condolences may be made at

Information provided by Reed & Benoit Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.