Cynthia Balicky Williams

March 13, 1956 - March 13, 2005

03/13/1956 - 03/13/2005

Past Services

Friday March 18, 2005
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Saturday March 19, 2005
Colonial Grove Memorial Park
3445 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA
Saturday March 19, 2005
11:00 am
Star of The Sea Church
1308 Arctic Circle
Virginia Beach, VA

Cynthia Balicky Williams

Cynthia Balicky Williams, 49 of Virginia Beach, died March 13. Cindy was born in Johnstown, Pa. Cindy was an elementary school teacher with the Virginia Beach Public School System for 26 years, including 16 years at Red Mill Elementary. Cindy graduated from Kellam High School and Old Dominion University.
Cindy was a loving, beautiful, caring mother and considered energetic, fun loving and vivacious by all her family and friends. Cindy is survived by her parents Frank Joseph and Margaret Sena

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Donna Spence
8 years ago


I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Donna Spence

Bob and Leslie Holden
8 years ago

Bob and I want to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. We are friends of Saundra and Bob from Richmond and know what a dear sister and friend Cindy was to Saundra. May you find comfort in your loving family.

Anne & Bob Martin
8 years ago

Cindy was a very lovely lady, a good Christian woman, and a very nice neighbor. Her laugh was wonderful. Our prayers are with Kaitlin and her family, including Beau. We will miss you Cindy.

Bob and Anne Martin

Three Oaks

Georgette McGovern
8 years ago

Cindy was a wonderful mother, friend, daughter, and sister. I will forever remember her easy laugh and supportive friendship. She taught me how to face adversity with a positive outlook. We shared a lot of common factors, and I will always treasure our time together. It was too brief! I miss her more than I can say!

I know that Ryan, Courtney, and Kaitlyn were the lights of her life, and she was so proud of them.They will be Cindy’s legacy of great responsibility and pride.

Know that if I can ever be of any assistance to any of you, don’t hesitate to ask. I will always be available to you in honor of her.

Know,too,that Chuck was a tremendous gift to Cindy and that she loved his time spent with her. She seemed genuinely happy with him and was so grateful for his devotion.

Cindy was a wonderful friend, and the world is a lot less fun and interesting without her. I look forward to seeing her again after this life.

sheri dayton
8 years ago

Cindy was my daughters’, Stephanie, kindergarten teacher in 1994. Her love of teaching showed it wasn’t just her job but her joy and passion. Her enthusiasm kept me coming back to volunteer in her classroom for 5 years until I moved to Maryland.

My heartfelt sympathy goes to Cindy’s family.

The Gold family
8 years ago

Cindy was our daughters 1st grade teacher Elizabeth this year and previously 2 of our other 3 childrens Kindergarten teacher Adam and Rebecca. She has touched our lives for many years with her zest for life, vibrant smile and always positive attitude. She is gone but will never be forgotten as she has touched our hearts and the hearts of all the children she has taught over the years. Elizabeth said it best…..We love Ms Williams.

Katie Hammer
8 years ago

Cindy was our oldest son Alex’s K teacher during the time his little brother passed away her kindness to him and our family will stay in our hearts forever and we were thrilled when our 3rd son had her for K, first and summer school reading Cody thought he would stay with her forever,”Will I have Ms. Williams for 2nd grade too?” every morning she would greet him with a hug from her room across the hall and on his birthday last Friday she wished him a happy day saying “I remember the day you were born!” She will Live in our hearts forever and has shown that love makes a difference!!! With LOVE and gratitude. The Hammer Family Alex K-96, Cody K-03, 1st 04 & McKinley who we had hoped would be touched by her as well.

Cathy Fowler
8 years ago

Cindy will be missed, but always remembered.

For myself, she was the one person I seemed to run into a lot while out having fun.

Gary & Maggie Crooks
8 years ago

Cindy Williams was our son’s first grade teacher 10 years ago. What a wonderful way to start his school days. When our daughter was entering 1st grade we specifically asked for Mrs. Williams and were told we couldn’t “request” so we sought Cindy out and told her what we had done. It didn’t matter. When our daughter started 1st grade, she introduced herself and always made her feel like a friend. Some people come into our lives and leave quickly, others leave footprints on your hearts and you are never quite the same after knowing them. We will never forget our “angel on earth”. Thanks for sharing her with us.

Kathy Ritchie
8 years ago


Thank you for all your love that you showed to my family!! Our lives are enriched from your presents!! Miss you!!

Kay Walp
8 years ago

Dear Ryan, Courtney, and Kaitlyn,

May you always know that your mother brightened so many lives over the years. We remember the baseball games when you all were little….always a smile, always there, always loving you. That love surrounds you now and forever. Please know you are in our hearts.

Jon, Kay, Justin, and Jordan

sandy white
8 years ago

Dear Saundra, I knew you and your family from BayPointe where my mom, Ellie Hill was a resident from Nov 03-Mar 04. I am certainly saddened by the death of your sister,Cindy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. Sincerely, Sandy White

Brenda Holzmacher
8 years ago

Gone from our sight, but not from our hearts. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.

The Holzmacher Family

Kathy and Charlie Krausse
8 years ago

How many people loved her! The outpouring of love and kindess to Cindy’s family was tremendous, although that word doesn’t do the amount of caring justice. Her passing has inspired us all to live our lives better, to give more, to smile more – who could smile more than Cindy? Certainly, no one has a prettier smile. Her children are so fortunate to have inherited so many of their mother’s lovely qualities – she is proud of them and rightly so. Our love to all the Balicky and Williams families. Please know we will be there any time when needed. Kathy and Charlie

Teri Rocheleau Benham
8 years ago

I am a high school friend of Cindy’s. I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the family. I always compare Cindy to the sunshine as she always had a way of brightening your day with her beautiful smile and friendly manner. She will be missed.

Kristen H Robinson
8 years ago

I am so sorry. Everyone who knew Cindy will miss her bright smile and wonderful personality. I know I am going to miss seeing her at Chix and at the beach. There are no words to say how deeply sad I feel for all of her family and her many, many friends.

Marcum Nance
8 years ago

I am sorry for your loss.

At the same time I am and will forever be grateful that your family shared Cindy with the rest of the world. I will never forget her smile.

Whitney Dixon
8 years ago

I cannot believe I am sitting here typing a letter to your family…. and to you in a way. There are no words to completely describe how I feel knowing I won’t be seeing you and sharing laughs with you on any given weekend around the beach with Chuck. Such a wonderful soul and a truely kind person. You touched so many lives , including mine. You will be missed terribly. God be with your family and everyone struggling with their own personal grief. We will remember you always girlfriend!

~Whitney Parcells Dixon

Jennifer Domozick
8 years ago

I don’t remember a time when I saw Ms. Williams w/o a smile. I will miss her warm greetings and cheerful laugh. Ryan and Courtney, my heart goes out to you.

I’m so terribly sorry.

Wilda Smith
8 years ago

I enjoyed working with Cindy at North Landing School years ago. She will be missed. We are so sorry for your loss.

Wilda and Family

Steven & Pam Howell
8 years ago

I had the pleasure of knowing Cindy since “Junior High”! We were on the Drill Team together at Kellam and my husband graduated with her. Who would have ever guessed that we would be fortunate enough to have her love for teaching be shared with our youngest child “Kendall” in kindergarten. I was her room mom that year and will always cherish the memories! Cindy and her smile will be with us always. She was a beautiful lady and she will never be forgotten! Thank you for sharing her with us. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sincerely Steve, Pam, Kendall, Kyle, Derrick and Dustin Howell

Susan Cassani-Andrews
8 years ago

I went to high school with Cindy and unfortunately moved away to Texas after my sophomore year at Kellam. I have such great memories of Cindy, Teri, Louise, Karen, LouAnn and so many more! When I think of Cindy I always see her great big smile and her beautiful blonde hair. She was always laughing, always upbeat and always a great friend. I had lost touch with her over the years – but she was never forgotten in my mind. My deepest sympathies to her family – I know how much she will be missed.

Mike and Barbara Trainor
8 years ago

Isaiah 57 vs.1-2…. “no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared evil. Those that walk uprightly enter into peace, they find rest as they lie in death.” May Cindy rest in peace with our Lord God and may his blessings be with her family at this difficult time.

Cindy and Jim Self
8 years ago

James and I want to send our thoughts and prayers to Cindy’s immediate family and her extended family. We were former neighbors and friends of Saundra and Bob’s for several years when we lived in Richmond.

Katharine LaFave
8 years ago

Mrs. Wiliams was my 3rd grade teacher 23 years ago. All these years have passed and I still regard her as one of the best educators I had. To a child’s eye she was wonderful. And now to my adult eyes I will miss all the other children whose lives won’t be touched by her. May God be with her and her family.

Julie Thompson-Baker
8 years ago

Mrs. Williams was an amazing teacher and person. My deepest regrets and sympathy for her family and loved ones. You are in our prayers.

Stacey Shubra
8 years ago

Mrs. Williams was my third grade teacher 18 years ago. I send my sincere condolences to her family.

Let the memory of her smile and laughter guide you through the days ahead. Thank You Mrs. Williams, I will not forget you.

Caroline Johnson
8 years ago

Ms. Williams was my daughter’s K and 1st grade teacher. She was so very sweet to Sadie during the time of her grandmother’s passing. I know Sadie was looked after and loved while she got through that time. Cindy was a wonderful first teacher for Sadie and she will miss her greatly.

Lauren Lamarche
8 years ago

Ms. Williams was my son Jake’s kindergarten and first grade teacher. We moved to Red Mill midway through the school year during kindergarten and he was very anxious about starting over in a new school. When we walked into class on his first day, Ms. Williams welcomed him with her famous smile and a great big hug. He lit up and walked into the class with confidence. He immediately loved her and loved going to school. I cannot thank her enough for helping him transition with ease and for giving him a love for school. She was a wonderful lady and will continue to touch us and change lives. We all learned a lot from you! Thank you Ms. Willams for being you!

Steven Kennedy
8 years ago

My heart is surely one of the many, heavy with sadness over the loss of Cindy Williams. She taught my son Thomas, now 15, and my twin daughters, Jessica and Angela, now 13, when they were each in Kindergarden. we had remained friends ever since and she holds a very special place in all our hearts.

Sheila Gustafson
8 years ago

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Cindy’s immediate family, her extended family and her many friends at this time of sorrow. She touched so many lives with her vibrant personality. She will be missed by many but never forgotten.

The Mezzapeso Family
8 years ago

My son Kyle is in Ms. Williams first grade class this year. We had heard so many wonderful things! Then when we met her we knew this was one special lady! Kyle adored her from day one and she did him. She had such a gift for teaching and connecting with the kids. Although our time with her was brief she will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go to her family.

8 years ago

My wife MaryAnn Grulich tells me wonderful stories of her time with Cindy. While I never knew her, these stories, and the very touching obituary, tell a wonderful story of a lovely lady. My heartfelt prayers are with all of the family and friends Cindy left behind so suddenly. May God bless you all in this difficult time.

Heather Williams
8 years ago

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Chuck and all of Cindyís family. Her happiness, smile and contagious laugh will surely be missed ñ what a magnificent girl! We always loved her company and feel blessed to have experienced her friendship. She has left us, but sheíll never be forgottenÖ

Heather Williams & Jerry Tims

Deana & Bart
8 years ago

Our hearts and prayers go out to Cindy, her family and Chuck. She was always the smiling face in a crowd who you first saw. She truly showed us all the true meaning of happiness. She will be missed and remebered by everyone. With great sympathy, Deana & Bart

Juan and Patty Fernandez
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

Steve & Dena Magruder
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with Cindy’s children, family, and friends. She left this world to soon – but touched so many lives the short time she was here.

Jodie Peters
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cindy was a ray of sunshine in my life but more so in my daughters whom she taught kindergarden and first grade. Emily loved her so. And still wants to be a teacher because of Cindy. The memoeries of her smile and zest for life will live on in our hearts. God Bless you all.

Elena Montero
8 years ago

Ryan, Courtney and Kaitlyn,

My entire family was so deeply saddened when we heard about your loss. Whether we remember your mother as “Ms. Williams, Marian’s favorite teacher,” or “Ms. Williams, Ryan’s warmhearted mom,” she had a sparkle about her and a keen ability to instill it in others, with just a smile. We were so fortunate to have had her in our lives. Please know all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ryan, I’m sorry I couldn’t be there for you in person, but just know whenever you are ready to come back, all of us in this great big city will be right here waiting for you.

My best,

Elena Montero and Family

Jeff Fanzo
8 years ago

Ryan, Courtney and Kaitlyn,

I am deeply saddened and my heart and prayers go out to you. Your mom always had a smile on her face and was very sweet. She was always there whether it was baseball, church, or just hanging out when we were younger. She touched so many lives and will be greatly missed.

Brian and Sandra Fanzo
8 years ago

Ryan, Courtney and Kaitlyn,

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. All my memories are of happy times growing up with your family. You mom was such a loving person and touched so many lives. She will be dearly missed but still in my heart as I remember all the wonderful times I had growing up and hanging out at your house.

Laura A. Orrico
8 years ago

Ryan, Courtney, and Kaitlyn – My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. There are truly no words that can be said to express my sorrow for the loss of your mother. xoxo

Ashley Grulich
8 years ago

Ryan, Courtney, and Kaitlyn,

I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. The whole first half of my life was spent with her! I remember the beach, waterpark, and Christmas parties that were always so fun. I am proud to hear that Ryan is playing in the minors and Courtney is up at Radford and I can only imagine what Kaitlyn looks like now since the last time I saw her she was maybe 5 years old? I would love more than anything to be able to be there with you today and tomorrow at the services but I unforntunately have to catch a plane back to school in Texas tomorrow. Please contact me if there’s anything I can do for any of you, even if it’s just for a diversion from the craziness in your lives right now.

I love you all with all my heart, Ashley Grulich

8 years ago

Ryan, Courtney, and Kaitlyn,

Your mom’s smile and infectious laugh will always be a happy memory for me. The best times were always at your house in Three Oaks on Christmas Eve when your mom would kiddingly sit on Santa’s lap. We also shared many a laugh and lots of “gossip” laying in the sun at the waterpark every summer. Those memories are priceless.

She was a great friend to me and a wonderful role model for everyone who wanted to live a happy, full life. Your mom touched many lives in her short time and I’m sure we are all better for having known her.

Your friend and former neighbor,


Patty and Dale Fanzo
8 years ago

Ryan, Courtney, and Kaitlyn,

Your mother was a beautiful, happy, and loving woman. She lit up the room with her smile and laughter. Her greatest love was her children and she demonstrated that often. Whenever we asked about each of you, she would glow with pride in recounting your latest venture. Words cannot describe the sadness and loss that we feel. Please know that your mom will be undoubtedly missed and always remembered. Prayers and love are with each of you.

Dale, Patty, Brian, Jeff, and Dustin Fanzo

Mary Carr Daubert
8 years ago

Ryan, Courtney, and Kaitlyn,

Ryan and Courtney I dont know if you remember me but I used to babysit you guys growing up when you lived over by Oceana. I am sorry to hear about your Mom, it was very upsetting to me. My taughts and prayers are with your whole family.

Love Mary Carr Daubert

Michael Williams
8 years ago

Ryan, Courtney, and Kaitlyn… I want you guys to know how much you are in my thoughts and I only wish I could be there with you during this difficult time. Since I can’t be there I can only offer you my condolences. I am not great at expressing myself but I found this poem that just seemed to be appropriate.

The sun came up this morning; It wasn’t very bright. My dark mood casts a shadow; its hard to see the light.

We all have just one mother and, now that her life on earth is done, the emptiness and loss I feel make it hard to see the sun.

Tomorrow is a brand new day; may the pain and sadness lighten. I will remember all her love, and then the sky will brighten.

Gone is not forgotten; her love remains behind; she’s traveled in a new direction, love knows no space or time.

We will ALWAYS love her. She will care for us form above. She will send us starlights and rainbows to remind us of her love.

I love, and miss all of you guys so very much… your cousin, Michael

Sherry Scott
8 years ago

To Cindy’s Family and Chuck:

A ray of sunshine has left this earth when God chose Cindy to join him in Heaven. We only knew Cindy for a few short years, through our good friends Terry & Tom, but could always feel her warmth and kindness whenever she was around. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and Chuck for their tragic loss. We will especially miss seeing Cindy’s beautiful smiling face, with Chuck, down at the ocean front.

With Our Deepest Sympathy,

Sherry & Jeff Scott

Sandy Bucci
8 years ago

To Cindy’s family and friends,

I can’t express the sadness of her passing in words. She has been taken from us senselessly and quickly. I want to let you all know that you are in our prayers. I am blessed to say that my children knew her and were graced by her wonderful way of teaching in Red Mill. I know there will be a huge void there that I don’t think anyone can fill. She will be greatly missed there.

Peace be with you all.

The Bucci Family

The Poteet Family
8 years ago

To the family of Cindy Williams,

Our hearts break for the loss of such a wonderful teacher and lady. Our son, Frederick, is in her first grade class this year, and the impact she has had on his little life is amazing. Mrs. Williams always knew the right thing to say to brighten his day and the connection they made from the first day was terrific. She recently told us just how much she loved Frederick and I can only say that the feeling was mutual. We all loved her and the gift of joy she gave daily.

Each of you are in our thoughts and prayers,

The Poteet Family