Cynthia Robbins Blaya, age 80, passed away December 25th surrounded by her family. Cynthia, who also went by “Cynie,” lived in both Henderson and Las Vegas, and worked for nearly 30 years as a social worker for the State of Nevada Division of Child and Family Services, based in Las Vegas. She had also been an employee of the New England Medical Center, worked for the US Embassy based in Santiago, Chile, was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, and attended Florida International University. Cynthia enjoyed reading, making silly jokes, spending time with family and friends, playing bridge with her card group and walking her dog, Bandit. Cynthia is survived by her extended family and friends. Beloved mother of Robbin Blaya, Chris Blaya and Michelle Romero. Daughter of Dr. Malcolm C. Robbins & Elizabeth K. Robbins nee Stack. Sister to Diane Roberts and Betsy Strasser. Cherished grandmother to Marin, Max and Benjamin. In lieu of flowers, Cynthia requested that donations be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston or First Parish Church in Taunton, MA
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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Dec. 31, 2018.