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Cynthia M. Kroyer , Age: 69
May 12, 1952 -- May 05, 2022

Cynthia M. Kroyer (nee Makris), C.P.D, Age 70 passed away peacefully in hospice succumbing to her second bout of Cancer and other illnesses. Cindy left behind her loving husband, Ed (C.P.D) and daughter, Kelly. As well as her only sibling, sister, Debby Koster (widow, Douglas Koster Sr.), mother of Douglas Jr. and Heather. Cindy was born and raised in Chicago. She graduated from Kelvyn Park High School and was attending city college when her dream job came along as a flight attendant for Eastern Airlines (do not refer to them as stewardesses, you could get hurt). That career became her everything. Traveling the world and getting paid for it and receiving travel benefits for her and her family.

Early on in her airline career she met her future husband Ed Kroyer who was a Chicago Police Officer, and dated for several years before marrying in 1977. Still married today after all these years (45). Who would of thunk it. She gave birth to her only child, Kelly in 1984 and continued her airline career. After 19 years with the company, Eastern Airlines went under and she lost her job as well as seniority. She was eventually hired by Northwest Airlines but had to start from scratch. After several years the luster wore off and it was time for a career change. Dealing with the public isn’t easy but Cindy was good at it. She decided to take a flying leap from the sky to the ground and became a police officer. Much to the chagrin of her husband who didn’t think this dainty, sweet little gal could cut it. She proved him to be as wrong as two left feet. She passed the entrance exam easily and worked hard to make it through the police academy which isn’t easy. After the academy she was assigned to the 9th district on the south side where she learned to be a darn good cop. After 10 years working a beat car she suffered a cerebral aneurysm while on duty. Thanks to the quick response and good decisions by the Chicago Fire Departments EMT’s she was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she underwent emergency brain surgery. She made a full recovery and went back to work after months of rehabilitation and continued to work until she was 63, which is mandatory retirement age. She loved being a cop every bit as much as being a flight attendant. She hated retirement unlike most people so she did volunteer work at a local animal shelter.

In December 2020 her daughter Kelly and son-in-law Pierce McCarthy gave birth to her one and only granddaughter, baby Keera. Cindy cherished the short time she had with her. Still all in all Cindy had a good life. She loved traveling with her long time girlfriends Alex, Cathy and Pat, who are all former flight attendants. Alex was her oldest and dearest friend going back to their childhood and they maintained that friendship all the way through life.

All who knew Cindy will surely miss her and that great walk she had that could be recognized from afar.

Services will be held at Olson-Burke/Sullivan Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6467 Northwest Highway on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 1-3pm. Private interment at a later date.


Sandra L Kiermas May 09, 2022

Cousin Las Vegas , Nevada

Cindy and I were more like sisters growing up -even though we lost touch over the years she was always in my ❤️ heart - She was a fun crazy Sprit and I’m sure she’ll be the same in heaven with the rest of the Makris’s Korf’s and Turkowski’s!!! We’ll miss you Cindy RIP❤️❤️🙏🙏

Al Piantkowski, (CPD ret) May 10, 2022

Enter your relationship with Cynthia M. Kroyer Chicago , Illinois

Ed, So sorry for the loss of your wife. May she rest in everlasting peace as the good Lord welcomes her home.

~ ~ Fr. Dan Brandt, CPD Chaplain May 10, 2022

Enter your relationship with Cynthia M. Kroyer Chicago , Illinois

Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Cynthia will be remembered at the next Police Mass. In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [Police Chaplains Ministry: www.ChicagoPCM.org or 312/738-7588]

Jerry farrell May 10, 2022

Enter your relationship with Cynthia M. Kroyer 887 danville road , Tennessee

Eddie, thoughts and prayers with you today, semper fi buddy, farkle

Bill "Crash" Cordes May 10, 2022

Friend Chicago , Illinois

Ed, I am so sorry to hear about Cindy's passing. I have known you two since Cindy was in high school. God bless you and your daughter and my deepest condolences.

Chicago Police 009th District May 10, 2022

Coworkers Chicago , Illinois

Cindy was a wonderful coworker and it was an honor to stand with her as members of the Chicago Police Department. May God bless her and her family.

Bob Dart May 11, 2022

CPD Niles , Illinois

Ed, my prayers are traveling with Cynthia on her trip to heaven.

Loma (Puckett) Kruesi May 11, 2022

old Chicago friend Denver , Colorado

My deepest sympathy. Wishing you all peace at this difficult time.

Danny Sullivan May 12, 2022

Enter your relationship with Cynthia M. Kroyer Long Beach , Indiana

Eddie, so sorry to hear about Cindy. My prayers go out to you and your family. Danny Sullivan

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