Cynthia Marion

Obituary of Cynthia L. Marion

Cynthia "Cindy" L. Marion
(nee Santolin)

Cynthia L. Marion, age 70, passed away on Friday, October 26, 2018, surrounded by the love of her family, at her home, after a very courageous battle with ALS.  Cindy was born May 14, 1948 in Joliet, IL and was a lifelong area resident.  Cindy retired from Commonwealth Edison after 15 years of service as a dedicated customer service representative, during which time she won many customer service awards.

Cindy was always active, enjoying gardening, exercising, going to the movies, and shopping.  She would proudly state that she was, “Blessed with two beautiful children whose greatest gifts to her were her five most precious grandchildren and her great granddaughter.”  It was when she was spending time with them that she was the happiest.  Nothing gave her greater joy than attending all their activities which included gymnastics, dance, and cheerleading competitions, along with football, basketball, and baseball games where she was affectionately known as Grandma Cindy.

Cindy was an avid Chicago sports fan, in particular, her love for the Bulls and her beloved Cubbies were insurmountable.

She is survived by her loving children, Tami L.(Vince) Defilippo of Joliet, IL and Richard H. Beatz, Jr. of Campbell, CA; her cherished grandchildren, Jonathon (Kristi) Groves, Jordan Groves, Vincent Defilippo, Isabella and Nicolas Beatz; great granddaughter, Alexandria Groves; sisters, Cheryl Hughes and Phyllis (Bill) Phelan; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

She is preceded in death by her beloved parents, Phillip and Marie (nee Marino) Santolin.

Visitation for Cynthia L. Marion will be held Thursday, November 1, 2018, from 3:00 until time of Funeral Service at 6:30 p.m., at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet.  As it was her request, cremation rites will be accorded following services.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the ALS Greater Chapter of Chicago would be appreciated.  For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at