Dr. Cynthia Anastas, 62, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family after a long illness. Dr. Anastas devoted her life to caring for others, becoming one of the first women Interventional Cardiologists and ultimately opening her own practice in 2007. She is well known for spending as much time as needed with her patients, listening about their lives, to their hearts, then giving them honest answers and, when needed, tough love to further their care.
Among all of her accomplishments, she is most proud of raising her three sons. With a busy career, she still made time to attend their events and take them traveling around the world. From climbing the Coathanger Bridge in Sydney, to the Great Wall of China, to the Duomo in Florence, and “encouraging” them to look at “painted rocks and churches,” she ensured that their education included hands on experiences. An accomplished photographer, she documented these times with extraordinary sunrise prints, trip photo books and the occasional photo blanket.
Throughout her illness, Dr. Anastas continued to care for patients and travel the world with her family. Despite chemotherapy and a pandemic, she saw Croatia, Morocco (again!), Yellowstone and Grand Teton, and Portugal. She is survived by her husband Jon King, sons Grant (Lindsay), Weston, and Wills Anastas-King and sister Anita Bollier (Roger).
Visitation will be held at Legacy Chapel Funeral Home at 16 Hughes Rd in Madison on Monday, December 6th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a memorial service to follow. A funeral service will be held at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church at 3021 University Dr in Huntsville on Tuesday, December 7th at 11 a.m., followed by burial at Maple Hill Cemetery. In celebration of her life Dr. Anastas, with her periwinkle hair, encourages guests to wear upbeat colors, especially those in the purple family.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the HudsonAlpha Foundation Breast and Ovarian Cancer Research Fund in her honor.