VARTAN--Cynthia Smith, Died peacefully at home with her son at her side on October 28, 2012. Born in Providence, RI, she attended Lincoln School in Rhode Island and Wellesley in Massachusetts, before moving to New York City. She became a senior editor for numerous book publishing companies and married the late Vartanig G. Vartan, the financial reporter for The New York Times. Cynthia was a strong, giving, and selfless independent woman who loved to read and walk. Cynthia is survived by her son Kirk in San Jose, CA; her sister Corinne (Keenie) in Exeter, NH; and other family and friends. Funeral at Madison Ave. Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave., Thursday, December 6, 11am. Lunch reception will follow service. For details: http://mom.kvartan.com
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Published in The New York Times from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2, 2012