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Cynthia E. Moss, registered nurse Feb. 16, 1960 -- Feb. 20, 2006

Cynthia E. Moss, a registered nurse who worked at several area hospitals, died of cancer Monday in her Buffalo home. She was 46.

Born in Buffalo, Ms. Moss was a graduate of Lafayette High School and earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from D'Youville College of Nursing. She also was certified in many areas of medical care, including defibrillation.

Ms. Moss had worked as a nurse for Kaleida Health since 2000. Before that, she worked at BryLin, Millard Fillmore, Kenmore Mercy and Mercy hospitals. During the 1990s, she also had worked for three years at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

A captain in the Army Reserve, Ms. Moss served as a medical support clinical nurse at ground zero in Lower Manhattan after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. She also coordinated and conducted field care for reservists during annual training missions and helped with medical-related preparations for mobilization and demobilization.

Ms. Moss was a member of the District of Columbia Nurses Association and was chairwoman of the Nurses Guild Ministry at Free Spirit Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are her father, John W.; her mother and stepfather, Evelyn and Cecil Motley; two sisters, Karen P. Caver and Deborah V. Ejimofor; and a brother, Dexter W.; all of Buffalo.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Free Spirit Missionary Baptist Church, 60 Titus Ave. Burial will be in Forest Lawn.


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