In Memoriam: Cynthia May (Ackley) Warner

Real Estate In-Depth | November 13, 2017

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors regrets to inform its membership of the passing of Cynthia May (Ackley) Warner of Keller William Realty, who passed away on Monday, Nov. 6th at her home in Bloomingburg at the age of 60 due to an acute heart attack.

Cynthia was born in Syracuse on May 30, 1957 to Jeannette and the late Bruce Ackley. She was the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Patsos and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ackley. Cynthia attended the Marcellus High School and Auburn Community College. She spent her post-graduation years in New York City leading an active social life and later settled into the arts community in Cragsmoor, NY with her family and led a rich country life.

Cynthia was a respected member of her professional community taking on numerous leadership roles and frequently volunteering her time for worthy causes. She was a trusted colleague, whom everyone went to for knowledge and advice. She served on many boards and committees, including Chairperson of the MLS Board of Directors in the late 1990s and the Chairwoman of the Cultural Committee at Keller Williams Realty in the late 2000s.

For the last six years, she had selflessly devoted herself to helping others as the Red Day Chairwoman. Cynthia was a proud mother who tirelessly supported her son Ross in his athletic pursuit attending countless track meets and in his many hobbies. She was a devoted friend, loved by everyone for her bold and vibrant personality, sense of humor, and infectious laughter. She was creative in her many artistic endeavors, which included gardening, and jewelry making. Cynthia is preceded by her father Bruce Earle Ackley and sister Lynnette Ackley.

She is survived by her son Ross and husband Stephen, her loving mother Jeannette and stepfather George Beck, as well as her brother Donald Ackley Perot. She is also survived by her loving Weimaraner Shadow and cat Romeo.

A celebration of Cynthia’s life was scheduled on Monday Nov. 13 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home Inc. 1525 Burlingham Rd., Pine Bush. A memorial service and Interment of ashes will be held in Syracuse at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to the William M. Gagan Funeral Home Inc. To leave an online condolence please visit