Cindy Bernot aged 65, passed away on Thursday May 18, 2023. Cindy was born on April 15, 1958 in Euclid, Ohio where she was the youngest of 4 children. Beloved wife for 41 years of Andy Bernot; loving mother of Nate and Matt; cherished daughter of Al and Laverne Hoynacke; devoted sister of Kathleen Buehner (Robert), Dale Hoynacke (Bonnie) and the late Keith Hoynacke.
Cindy was a bright light for this world and a catalyst for making people feel welcome, included and important. Cindy was an artist from her early school days and she used her talent through the years to brighten the lives of others. After college she was an Art teacher in the Mentor School District. She had a ten-year career with Progressive Insurance where she was Art Director. In her third career she was office manager at Pico Canyon Elementary School.
Cindy and family moved throughout the country living in Mentor Ohio, Sylvania Ohio, Coppell Texas, Groton Massachusetts, Valencia California and Macedonia Ohio. Cindy founded CAB Art Studio where she used her amazing talent in painting to brighten workspaces and homes. She created over 100 custom pieces that are installed in buildings in California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Alaska and Hawaii. Cindy’s lasting legacy is her love of family and friends, her unique ability to make everyone feel as the most important person in the room and how she used her artistic talent to brighten the world of so many people. In her final battle with breast cancer she will be remembered for her courage and strength. She is a hero!
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday June 3, 2023 at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church, 140 Richmond Road, Euclid, Ohio at 9:30 am. Burial will follow at All Souls Cemetery.
Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Cindy at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON RD FRIDAY JUNE 2, 2023 from 3-8PM.
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My prayers are with the Bernot family in this time of great sorrow. Cindy was a beautiful person and I know she’s missed. She’s in heaven pain free and watching over you.
May her memory be eternal.
So sorry to hear of Cindy’s passing. Even after 40+ years, Andy and Cindy leave a lasting impression as two of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. God bless you both.
Sincere condolences to the family.
Sarah and I were saddened to hear of Cindy’s passing. Though years have gone by, we remember her cheerfulness and her devotion to her sons and hope time brings comfort to all who loved her.
Brenda Howard, Nicole and Farrell and family.
Cindy was an angel on earth and is now an angel in the Kindom of Heaven. What a beautiful soul, who touched so many. She will be missed. We are sending our most heartfelt condolences to Andy, their children and the entire family.
Andy, my dear friend. I’m saying my prayers for all of you and of course especially for Cindy. Your love will get you through this and all your friends join in with loving thoughts.
Tony and Sharon Warner
Sharon and I are so sorry to hear about Cindy’s passing. She was a pleasure to be around. She was always so upbeat, cheerful, and engaging that one smiled upon seeing her. Cindy will be missed by all who have ever know her. Sharon and my hearts go out to you and the family. God bless.
Dearest Andy and family — I am so sorry to hear of Cindy’s passing. What a gift she was to all those around her. The smile she shared for all, the comfort she gave to anyone in need, the beautiful artwork she produced for so many. But I know it was her beloved Andy and family that meant the most to her.
She will be missed by all who knew her. Despite the hole in your hearts, May you ultimately find peace. You are loved as well.
Ronnie Zahm and Karen Sklerov
It tares our hearts to know how hard Cindy fought to beat this. She was always very positive and was a joy to be around. Some say, “the glass is half full.” Cindy would always find a way to fill the other half.
We honor her legacy as “The Mothership” to her sons Nate, and Matt. This story was shared by Cindy where she was referred to as “The Mothership” on the radio by Matt who was a DJ in college.
She was the perfect soulmate to Andy.
Her art is something to behold. You can see and know stories behind the many pieces she painted.
She will remain in our hearts and our prayers go out to Matt, Nate, Andy and the entire family.
May Cindy rest in peace. She brightened many lives.
Persa , Scott and Alexandria Gillespie
Sending our love and prayers to the Bernot family. Cindy was such a bright light and her smile and her artistry will be missed. Memory Eternal.