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Cindy Martin, Longtime Area Hair Stylist, Dies

Sterling woman battled brain cancer.

Cindy Delisi Martin, a longtime hair stylist in Herndon and Reston, died Wednesday after a battle with brain cancer.

Martin, 54, who most recently worked at New Decade Hair Design in Herndon, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in October 2010.

Martin was the mother of  Kenneth Brooks, Stacy Brooks and Krystle Martin; daughter of Regina Delisi; sister of Joanne Bendure, Jennifer Newman, Philip, Paul and Chris Delisi.  She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Many friends, customers and co-workers held fundraisers for Martin, a single mother with college tuition to pay, over the last year.

There will be a viewing on Sunday, Feb. 27 at  Adams-Green Funeral Home, 721 Elden Street in Herndon, from 3 to 5 p.m.

The funeral will be held on Monday, Feb, 28  at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 750 Peachtreee St., Herndon at 1 p.m.


Interment will be at Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Herndon.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be madeto “Martin Memorial Fund” (for Krystle’s education) and mailed to TD Bank 1264 Elden St. Herndon, VA 20170.

Condolences may be left at www.adamsgreen.com

Correction: an earlier version of the story said Martin was 53 and battled cancer for more than a year. She was 54 and was diagnosed with a brain tumor in October 2010.

Katie Moore February 25, 2011 at 05:15 PM
My heart goes out to Cindy's family and her salon family. I've known Cindy for years, following her salon family from place to place, eventually landing at New Decade. She will be remembered for her huge smile and even larger heart.
Stacy March 29, 2011 at 10:13 PM
Thank you for the kind words.
Christian Hall April 08, 2011 at 01:17 PM
Sorry for your lost Stacy. My name is Chris Hall and I work with Steve Sheppard (a good friend of your mom). He broke his cell phone and had to get it replaced but he lost your contact information. He has been trying to get in contact with you. Please give him a call. Mr. Sheppard says you have his cell phone number, if not you can reach him at 301-702-7500
Stacy December 12, 2011 at 07:14 PM
Hello, I would like to let you all know that the family of Cindy Martin has started a charity in her name. It is called Cindy's Legacy, and we are a 501c3 as of November 2011. Our mission is to provide financial and administrative relief to cancer patients in our community. Please check out our website at www.cindyslegacy.org to learn more and see how you can help or find out how we can help you!!
Karen Goff December 12, 2011 at 07:35 PM
Thanks, Stacy. I will check it out and will write a story to make sure everyone knows about the charity. Can you email me at kareng@patch.com with your contact info (or the contact info of whomever is in charge of Cindy's Legacy?
Vanita Pearson-Evans January 15, 2013 at 06:42 AM
I am so sorry for Cindy's chldren and entire family, Cindy was a Beautiful person inside and out. Cindy and I went to school together at Herndon High School. I just found out about her death. My condolences to the family. Vanita Pearson
Stacy January 15, 2013 at 09:29 PM
Thank you Vanita! Your words really do mean so much. Mom was loved by so many people. We only hope that her spirit remains with us as we fight for other people who find themselves in this same situation! You can follow what we are doing at www.cindyslegacy.org, and especially on our Facebook page where we post many of the activities we are doing and the financial support we are providing to cancer patients.

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