Ruling elder and corporate attorney, noted for her non-anxious presence, intelligence, and humor, succumbs to cancer.
Cynthia (Cindy) Bolbach, Moderator of the 219th General Assembly (2010), died peacefully on December 12, 2012, after fighting a brave, nearly yearlong battle with cancer.She would have turned 65 on December 27.
A ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Bolbach was elected Moderator on the fourth ballot as the only ruling elder in a field of six candidates. In a July 4, 2010, news release, Jerry Van Marter of the Presbyterian News Service (PNS) said that Bolbach’s brief answers and her “winsome sense of humor” won over the General Assembly commissioners. ...
Cindy served on the General Assembly Mission Council in her capacity as moderator for the denomination beginning in July, 2010. I got to know Cindy through our joint participation in a variety of meetings, as well as serendipitous conversations in shuttles, airports, and hotel lobbies. Non-anxious presence, sharp mind, humility, and wry humor are the qualities I most think of when I think of her.
Every so often in life you encounter people that manifest noble qualities so well that you are inspired to develop those qualities in yourself. Cindy was one of those people for me. The world would be a whole lot brighter with more Cindy Bolbachs in the world. While she has entered the Church Triumphant, our world is little darker. Grace and Peace to her family and friends.