In Memoriam

Cynthia Leung


We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our colleague and friend, Cynthia Leung. Cynthia joined the Museum staff in 2013 as the Visitor Services and Volunteer Coordinator. Over the years, she took on additional responsibilities as the Community Outreach Coordinator and Director of Public Programs and Tours. During her time at the Museum, she grew the volunteer base, launched the Art4Kids and Youth+Art programs, presented countless fascinating public programs, coordinated the Día de los Muertos exhibition, and much more. For many, their introduction to the Museum was through Cynthia. Whether she was recruiting and training volunteers, partnering with local community groups, or appearing in an interview, she was often the face of the organization.

With her kind spirit and caring nature, she frequently went above and beyond her professional duties, assisting interns and volunteers as they planned for college, baking delicious treats for her colleagues, and sharing fresh fruits and vegetables from her exceptional garden. Above all, she adored her family. We offer our deepest condolences to Matthew, Emma, and Malia. Cynthia’s professional achievements, boundless generosity, and endearing friendship will not be forgotten. She was loved by the community and will be greatly missed.


Celebration of Life

Sunday, November 10, 2019


Museum of Sonoma County

425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

All are welcome to attend


Gifts made in Cynthia's memory will support the education and museum programs she devoted herself to. Memorial gifts can be made to:

Museum of Sonoma County, 425 7th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

or click here to donate online