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Amanda Helen Modupeh Conteh, student at Buffalo State

May 1, 1990 – March 10, 2015

Amanda Helen Modupeh Conteh, a student at SUNY Buffalo State who was active in her church, died March 10 at home from complications of diabetes. She was 24.

Born in Buffalo, she attended Schools 61, 65, St. Aloysius Gonzaga Elementary School and Riverside High School. She graduated from the Charter High School for Applied Technologies in 2008. During high school, Miss Conteh participated in the BEAM program, a cooperative educational enrichment program that prepares inner-city, minority, female and other under-represented students for careers in science, engineering and technology.

Miss Conteh was presented as a debutante in 2006 by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Gamma Phi Omega Chapter.

She was pursuing a career as a registered dietitian for children with juvenile diabetes until she became ill.

She was a lifelong member of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, where she was baptized and confirmed. She served as an acolyte, lay Eucharistic minister, vestry member, youth leader and member of the altar guild. In addition, she was active in Diocesan Youth Ministry.

Survivors include her parents, Emmanuel G. and Mary Conteh Sr.; a brother, Emmanuel Jr.; a sister, Haddy Jatou; and her grandmother, Nellie Cox.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 18 Sussex St.

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