cynthia revay

Cynthia Kostka Revay, 71, of Weirton, WV, known affectionately as Cindi, passed away on December 24, 2023.

She was born on January 13, 1952, to Anthony Stanislaus and Mary B. Wojdyla Kostka, and grew up alongside her siblings, Marion P. “Mun” Kostka and Barbara “Toni” Traeger.

Cindi graduated from Weirton Madonna High School in 1970, leaving a mark as a member of the homecoming court and earning the title of Ms. Teenage Weirton in the same year. Her passion for caring for others led her to pursue a nursing degree at West Liberty State College, a career she dedicated 25 years to at Weirton Medical Center before her retirement.

Love found Cindi in the most unexpected places. Although she and her husband Joe both attended Madonna High School, their paths truly crossed when he served as an E.M.T./paramedic with WAARS, and Cindi, a nurse, worked in the Emergency Room. Their connection deepened, and they found themselves at a Halloween Party, at the Weirton Vol Fire Dept Co. 1, marking the beginning of a beautiful journey together. Cindi and Joe eventually tied the knot on October 12, 1984, after falling in love by learning how to ballroom dance.

Cindi’s radiant personality made her an angel on Earth, known for her generosity, empathy, and kindness towards others. Her effervescent spirit brought out the best in people, and she had a knack for keeping the US Postal Service busy with the multitude of cards she sent to friends and family. Always smiling, friendly, and outgoing, Cindi made a lasting impact on those fortunate enough to know her.

Her love for life extended to her favorite pastimes, including “glamping” with Joe along the shores of Lake Erie. She found solace in retail therapy, frequently exploring TJ Maxx for gifts to shower upon her loved ones. Cindi and Joe shared a deep faith and were active members of Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, where they joyfully participated in the church choir, expressing their devotion through song and prayer.

In addition to her parents, Cindi was preceded in death by her brother Marion P. “Mun” Kostka, her sister, Barbara “Toni”, and brother-in-law Richard Traeger.

Cindi is survived by her loving husband, Joseph Revay, her daughter Nicole (Kevin) Leinweber, stepson David (Leah) Revay, grandchildren Blaise Leinweber and Jari Revay, as well as numerous step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, her sister-in-law Penny Kostka, and her friends that she loved dearly, as if they were family.

Due to the inability for her family to travel at this time, a private blessing will be held at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home and Cindi will be laid to rest at Saint Paul’s Cemetery.

Fr. Binu Sebastian will preside.

Cindi’s family plan to have a Mass in her memory in the Summer of 2024 followed by a celebration of her life.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Paul’s Church 140 Walnut Avenue Weirton, WV 26062 or to Weirton Madonna High School 150 Michael Way Weirton, WV 26062.

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Cynthia Kostka Revay 's name.

Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church

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Weirton Madonna High School

150 Michael Way




304 723 0545

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  1. I offer my sincere sympathy to Cindi’s family and friends.
    Cindi was one of my closest friends at MHS. I treasure many fond memories of shared times—playing Scrabble at her house, dancing in the gym, and wallowing in teen angst.
    Some of my most vivid memories are of Cindi as a gifted musician. I can still hear her haunting performance of “Love, Look Away” in our production of “Flower Drum Song.” And Cindi’s performance of “Both Sides Now” in the Miss Teenage Weirton Pageant was heartfelt and pure. It won her not only the talent competition but also the title.
    After graduation, we went our separate ways but kept in touch through Christmas cards and fb. Cindi always sent me a birthday card. I am forever blessed by her friendship!
    Good night, sweet friend, may flights of angels sing you to your rest!

  2. We are so sorry to hear of Cindi’s passing… We’re sending prayers of sympathy to Joe, Nicole and the entire family. It was a pleasure working with her all those years at WMC. Rest peacefully, Cindi! Kenny & Sheila Orlando

  3. Candle Selection 5Cindi and I attended SHM where we sang in the choir and later attended attended MHS. Cindi had such an affectionate personality tand a smilethat lit up a room. May she rest in peace.C

  4. Candle Selection 5Cindy and I grew up in our faith at Sacred Heart of Mary where Cindi was active in the choir and later on to Madonna High School and sang in the Glee Club. Cindi passed down her uniforms to me , I was so very grateful. May she rest in peace in the arms of our Lord and sing with the choirs of angels. My you follow in the light and take courage that our Father will always be with you.

  5. Candle Selection 2My deepest sympathy to Joe, Nicole & family. Sending love and prayers to all of you at this difficult time. I have many wonderful memories of Cindy and her infectious laughter! May God’s blessings keep you comforted.

  6. Candle Selection 2Cindi you will truly be missed
    Rest now spread your wings and sing in the angles chior
    You we the best mother in law a person could ask for and grandmother and great grandmother.

  7. I have read Cindi’s obituary twice, and all of it is true. She was a special friend to me since first grade at Sacred Heart Elementary. God only takes the good ones.

  8. Dear Joe,
    On behalf of the brothers of Xi chapter, please accept our sincere condolences. Your old pledge brother in Cleveland alerted us to your loss. We are arranging for a grove of three trees to be planted in Cindi’s memory. May your memories sustain you. John Fredrick.

  9. Nicole, I wanted to offer my sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother, a beautiful soul inside and out. I worked with your grandmother Mary at Weirton Steel and absolutely loved her, and, of course I knew your mother too. Mary was a wonderful person who had great faith and always had a glow about her because of it. Her kindness and smile always helped us. She gave me a prayer to St. Joseph that I have carried in my wallet for 50 years or more. Your mother inherited the same glow, smile, and kindness. You might not remember, but when you were little you gave me a necklace in a little box and wrote “To: Linda From: Nicole” and really put those colons in. I still have the box and necklace; I’m looking at them as I type this note. It’s a treasure, but I can’t wear the necklace because my neck is too big now!! Your mom sent me some nice notes too; she was very thoughtful. I lost my mom over 5 years now and still miss her very much so I know how you feel. But I also know that you, like me, had one of the best mothers ever. God Bless You and Your Family. Stay well and safe and keep all those wonderful memories of your mom in your heart forever. Love, Linda Guz

  10. Joe,
    My father (Don), brother (Kent) and I would like to convey our sympathy to you and your family. You are in our thoughts.
    Your old neighbors, the Farmers.
    Love, Re

  11. Candle Selection 5Sympathy to the family from Julie (Traeger) Julian, husband Brendan, and daughter Alice in Richmond, Virginia.

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