Cynthia Elaine MacLean


Cynthia Elaine MacLean, 72, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at her home in Clear Lake City, Texas. She was born January 23, 1943 in Vandergrift Pennsylvania. As a young woman Cynthia worked as a flight attendant for Trans-World Airlines and lived a life of adventure travelling around the globe. In 1967 she married David MacLean in Las Vegas, Nevada. After moving to Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada she started a family in 1972 and worked at Confederation College teaching travel logistics. In 1981 she moved with her family to Seattle, Washington and continued teaching at a local trade school. After raising her family and retiring from teaching she and David moved to Clear Lake City, Texas in 1996 for David’s job with Boeing/NASA. Of all the places she lived she loved her home in Clear Lake City the best.  Her whole life she’d been know as an  excellent cook and especially excelled at baking. She loved her family, her church and God and was a beloved wife, mom and grandma. She is survived by her husband David, her son William MacLean, her daughter Christine Scarbo, and was beloved Grandma “Cubby” to her granddaughters Rowan MacLean, Allison Scarbo and Ashley Scarbo.


  1. Aunt Cindy, I always bragged about how beautiful and funny you were. I wish we could have lived closer so I could have gotten to know you better over the years and introduced you to my wife and children. I will miss you. With warm loving thoughts. Eric

    Eric Dyer
  2. Gone but not forgotten. Saying goodbye is not as hard when we know that we WILL see each other again in our heavenly home. I love you.

    Your sister

    Elizabeth Harty
  3. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Aunt Cindy has always held a special place in my heart. She was a wonderful woman and it was unfortunate that I was only able to see her when she visited the Pittsburgh area. (My mother is Kathleen Dyer). I’m sorry that I won’t be able to attend her services, but my heart will be with you all. What a great loss.

    Lori Skwirut
  4. It is never easy to lose someone – especially when they are such a rare gem. Cubbin touched my life over 20 years ago. I was lucky to spend a lot of time with her one summer. Her beauty, style and sense of humor made her so, so special. Her cooking, baking and decorating skills were phenomenal. I so loved her tradition of Saturday night pizza/movie night and started it with my two girls. I always think of her as we make our pizzas and I always will. So lucky to have known you, Cubbin! You will be missed. My love and sympathy to the MacLean/Scarbo family.

    heather stratz
  5. My memories of Aunt Cindy are of a kind and happy woman. My sincere condolences to the loved ones she’s left behind. My heart and thoughts go out to you in your time of loss.

    Barb Crawford
  6. Please accept my sincerest condolences. I have only the fondest of memories of Aunt Cindy. My deepest sympathy to the loved ones she’s left behind.

    Karen Wilson
  7. My name is Larry Boyd and I was also born in 1943 and grew up in Vandergrift Pa.
    What was Cynthia’s maiden name ? Did she graduate from Vandergrift High School ? I’m wondering whether we knew each other. Please respond to….Thank you and please accept my condolences.

    Larry Boyd
  8. I am Cindy’s cousin on her mother’s side. I haven’t seen her in 50 years, but do have fond memories of visiting each other’s home when we were young. I remember her style and good looks back then. We sometimes corresponded at Christmas years ago also. My sincere condoleces to those she’s left behind. Judy (Ernst) Blecha.

    Judy Blecha

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