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Cynthia Krock (Tsugiko Kobiyagawa), 89, passed away at her home in Fredericksburg on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014.
Cynthia was born on Oct. 26, 1924, in Tokyo, Japan, the daughter of Yoruzu and Nami Kobiyagawa. She grew up in Tokyo with her two sisters and two brothers, but spent the war years in Java. She returned to Japan after the war and met Edward Theodore Krock, a member of the American occupational forces. They married and spent several years living in Kamakura, where their only child, Marion Krock Kolson, was born.
In 1952, Cynthia and Edward moved to the United States, where Edward continued his military career. As with most military families, they became a well-traveled family, moving back to Japan and then on to Germany. After retirement, Cynthia and Edward settled in Rhode Island and then Virginia to be closer to their daughter, Marion, and her family.
Cynthia was active as a volunteer at the Fredericksburg Seventh-day Adventist thrift store for many years, and she formed special friendships. Her friendship with Mildred Harnett was especially meaningful. In 2013, Cynthia retired but continued to knit and crochet.
Cynthia is survived by her daughter, Marion Krock Kolson; grandsons Clifford and Daniel of Fredericksburg and Peter of New York; great-granddaughter Tarryn of Fredericksburg; and two sisters, a brother, nieces and a nephew. all of Tokyo, Japan.
Cynthia was predeceased by her husband, Edward Theodore Krock; and brother Sugao Doki.
Interment at Arlington National Cemetery will take place at a date to be determined.
The family would like to thank the wonderful people of hospice for their compassion and giving spirit.