Cynthia C. Reith

[Age 73] Longtime volunteer and city tour guide

May 03, 2008

Cynthia C. Reith, a former secretary and longtime volunteer, died Tuesday of uterine cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 73.

Cynthia Corrin was born in Pittsburgh and raised in Oil City, Pa. She was a 1952 graduate of Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Mass., and earned a degree from Briarcliff College in 1954.

After graduating from Katharine Gibbs School, a secretarial school, she worked in New York City in the advertising industry.

"Her favorite agency was Young & Rubicam, which was in the Empire State Building," said a son, John C. Reith, of the Charlesbrooke neighborhood of Baltimore County.

In 1959, she married Theodore Reith, who was a regional sales manager for U.S. Electrical Motors. He died in 2004.

In 1964, the couple moved to Maryland and settled in the Pot Spring neighborhood of Baltimore County.

Mrs. Reith became a tour guide and worked for 10 years with About Town Tours, conducting guided tours of Baltimore, Annapolis, Washington and New York City.

For more than a decade, Mrs. Reith volunteered every Wednesday for Beans and Bread, a Baltimore soup kitchen. She was also a docent at the Maryland Historical Society and the Baltimore Museum of Art. She was a longtime volunteer at St Paul's, Jemicy and Boys' Latin schools.

Mrs. Reith and her husband enjoyed sailing the Chesapeake Bay aboard the Summertime, their 35-foot sailboat.

Mrs. Reith was a communicant and former member of the vestry of Epiphany Episcopal Church, 2216 Pot Spring Road, Timonium, where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today.

Also surviving are another son, Perry C. Reith of Davidsonville; a daughter, Abigail R. Gore of Phoenix, Baltimore County; a sister, Joan Moulton of Pittsburgh; and seven grandsons.

Frederick N. Rasmussen

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