Cynthia C. Cowfer, age 51 of Erie, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at The Village at Luther Square in Erie after a long illness. Born in Carlisle, KY on January 8, 1960, she was the daughter of Edward L. Post of Erie and the late Naomi Ruth Dillon Post.

Cowfer, Cynthia C.Cynthia was a graduate of McDowell High School and worked for many years in the music industry in New York City. After moving back to the Erie area, she was employed as the Director of Sales for Holiday Inn of Northwest Pennsylvania, and she also volunteered countless hours speaking to school children about AIDS.

Surviving family members in addition to her father include her husband, Thomas Cowfer of Erie; a brother, Alton H. Post and his wife Carrie of Pittsburgh; a sister, Lisa Ann Barner and her husband Ken of Cranesville; and two nieces, Sara Ruth and Hannah Jane Cowan, and a nephew, Rex W. Barner.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home of Edinboro, 306 Erie Street, Edinboro on Saturday at 1:00 pm. Officiating will be Pastor Andy Kerr of McLane Church.

Memorials may be made to McLane Church, 12511 Edinboro Road, Edinboro, PA 16412.