Pocsik, Cynthia (Lam) "Cyndy

June 2, 1941 - January 29, 2016

Born on June 2, 1941 in Kermit, Texas, and passed away on January 29, 2016 in Plano, Texas.

Loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and friend.

Cynthia Pocsik was born in Kermit, Texas to Elie and Charlsie Lam in 1941, and her family moved to Wichita Falls, Texas in 1949.  She graduated from Wichita Falls High School in 1959 and attended Baylor University.  During her time there she met the love of her life and future husband, James Pocsik while he attended navigator training at James Connally Air Force Base near Waco, Texas.  Cyndy graduated from Baylor in 1963 and she and Jim married later that year.  They settled at Mather Air Force Base near Sacramento, California and later Beale Air Force Base near Marysville, California.  She went on to earn her Master’s degree in Education from Texas Woman’s University.  She began her teaching career in California, and after she and Jim moved to Plano, Texas in 1969, she spent over 30 years as an educator in the Plano Independent School  District.  Cyndy impacted the lives of all her students in such a positive way in her years teaching English in the district’s PACE Program for gifted and talented students.

Anyone who knew Cyndy loved her and called her a friend.  Her family was her greatest joy and her unconditional love was evident in everything she did to care for them.  She loved traveling with her husband Jim, who she was married to for almost 53 years.  She also loved reading and participating in her book club.  She was very involved in the lives of her children and her five grandchildren, attending all of their concerts and events.  Her family was her top priority.

Cyndy’s faith in Jesus was strong and she knew the Lord from her earliest days and throughout her life.  It would be her greatest wish that anyone who knew her would see Christ reflected in her life and know Him as their Savior.

She is preceded in death by her father Elie Lam, her mother Charlsie Lam, and her brother Michael Lam.  She is survived by her husband Jim Pocsik, daughter Lynn Winters and her husband Andy; son, Michael Pocsik and his wife Brandi; grandchildren Lauren, Will, Samantha, Max, and Jake; her brother, Phillip Lam and wife Raelee, brother Terry Lam and his wife Linda, and her sister Melinda Thomas and her husband Bill.  Also her sister-in-law Carolyn Lam, sister-in-law Carol Flis and brother-in-law Tony Flis, as well as an extended family of nieces and nephews and their spouses, great nieces and nephews, cousins, and many dear friends.

Interment will be at a private family gathering at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.  A memorial service celebrating the life of Cyndy Pocsik will be held on Saturday, February 6th, 2016 at 10:00 am at Trinity Bible Church.  The church is located at 400 West Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas 75080.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you send donations to:

  • Faith Presbyterian Hospice, available online at www.FaithPresHospice.org, or,
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, available online at www.pancan.org

The family wishes to express their gratitude to dear family and friends for their kindness and love during this time of grief, and while Cyndy will be dearly missed, we rejoice together that she will always be in our hearts, and in the sure knowledge that she is secure in the outstretched arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
214-306-6700

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18 replies on “Pocsik, Cynthia (Lam) "Cyndy”

Dorothy Morgan says:

Cyndy was such a true friend as we taught together for many years. She was a dedicated teacher and friend. Her family was so important to her and she was a wonderful mother. She had many friends and will be missed.

Don says:

Heavenly Father,
As we think about the sadness that comes from the death of a loved one, help us to cling to You and trust Your love and goodness. Thank You for being close to our broken hearts and give Jim and this family the strength and comfort they need at this time.
Amen

Joyce Layman says:

Jim I know you don’t remember me but I was a baby sitter for you and Cyndy when the kids were very little. I am so sorry to hear about her passing and pray that her memory will sustain you, Lynn, and Michael in the years ahead. FYI – lived behind you when you lived on Park Blvd. and would babysit for you guys and the Shanks!

Connie McSpadden says:

Oh how I will miss Cyndy at our extended family gatherings but also as I considered her my friend. Dear family, I know your heart is broken and hurting now but with God’s help healing does take place, although the scar remains. May God’s peace and comfort be with you.

Cecil & Joyce Dye says:

Jim, we want you to know our Prayers are with you and your family. What a wonderful life ya’ll shared.

Cecil & Joyce Dye

Sherri Lebron says:

Jim and Family, I was deeply sad when I heard of Cindy’s sudden illness. I had been praying that Jesus would reach down out of heaven and touch and heal her, but he had other plans. I am really sorry, I am so glad she knew Jesus as her personal Savior and can rest knowing she is with him and lives in peace and we know we will see her one day. I am praying now that you will be comforted by Jesus thru this time of mourning. Carol and Tony are also very sad and this has really open the doors to talk more to them about Jesus. (I am their adopted (friend) here in California. God Bless, Sherri Lebron

Monte and Lisa Carter says:

Dear Uncle Jim, Lynn, Michael all the lovely grandchildren,
My whole family was so sad to learn about Aunt Cyndy’s struggle and then passing. She was truly one of the most pleasant, nicest people we ever knew.
Years ago Aunt Cyndy encouraged me to peruse my higher level education and I have always been thankful for that. She lived her life as a wonderful example of how to live a caring and gracious daily existance and I will always cherish the times I spent with her and both of our families.
I will truly miss Aunt Cyndy’s awesome voice with that fantastic Texas accent!
Our prayers and thoughts are with your whole family through this difficult time.
Love,
Monte and Lisa ~ Ali, Shannon and Greg Carter

Tom & Saunda O'Connell says:

You and your family are in our prayers.

Alan Nazhat says:

Mike, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. My condolences. May God make you stronger while you are going through this tough time. God bless you and yours.

Alan

Boyd & Nancy Wood says:

Our prayers and thought are with you during this most difficult time. I have passed this information to The Citadel Family in Mount Pleasant, SC also.

John Pharr says:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the coming months

Martha Smith and Brad Hart says:

Andy and family, our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family and know that our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers

Toni Kasza says:

My Dear Cousin Jimmy,
I am deeply saddened to hear of Cindy’s death. My heart is with you and I can only tell you when I think of her I smile…the sparkle in her eye, the lilt of that endearing accent to those of us out west. How lucky you were to have met her! How lucky were we all to have known her. I am sad for you and with you.

dave stolp says:

Jim:It was with overwhelming sadness we read of Cyndy’s passing. My hope is your grief will be assuaged by the fact that her memory will live forever in the hearts and minds of her many friends and students.

Jim & Elaine Lenga says:

Our lives are richer for having known Cyndy. She was a sweet, wonderful lady. We will cherish our memories of times shared with Jim and Cyndy and Bob and Janet Wolf. Cyndy and Jim and their families are in our hearts and thoughts and prayers. Love, Jim & Elaine

carol and tony flis says:

Jim,
You and you alone know the connection we had with our dear, Cyndy. We loved her so much and have the memories of all the good times we spent together. She was the sister that Carol never had as Tony is the brother you never had. When you read this please know that we are thinking of you every single day. Love
Tny and Carol

Donna Wenger says:

I loved Cyndy. I was also a PACE teacher in Plano the same time she was. We talked a lot on the phone about our work. She was a lovely lady.

Donna Wenger says:

I knew Cyndy as a fellow PACE teacher. We had long talks about our work. She was a lovely lady and I found out about her death a year after it happened. My prayers for all who loved her.

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