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Twice magazine reported that Cynthia Saraniti Upson, a long-time employee and consultant to the Consumer Electronics Association, passed away Feb. 17 following a battle with lung cancer. She was 49.

She began her tenure with CEA in 1985, serving on the association's communications staff. She was named communications and strategic relationships VP in 1991, where she led the development of public relations campaigns in support of industry initiatives on the V-chip, portable audio, home theater and mobile electronics.

Contributions can be made in her memory to the Lung Cancer Alliance.

(Radio World)