Cynthia A. Cherry, 64, of Elbridge passed away Sunday at home. After graduating from the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Cindy spent 40 years as a RN specializing in intensive care nursing, labor and delivery, postpartum, geriatrics, nursing education and working with the mentally disabled. She was formerly employed at Syracuse Home, Loretto, Plaza Health Center, and lastly at Liberty Resources.
In 1997, Cindy was a keynote speaker at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. In 1998, she was the recipient of the National Lymphedema “D” Day Award and the University Hospital’s Community Service Award for promoting awareness of Lymphedema and its management.
In 1999 she was the recipient of “The Kellogg’s You Can Make A Difference Award. Cindy was involved in and provided leadership for many benefits supporting cancer groups and causes including Chairperson for the Syracuse Ultimate Drive for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Central New York Affiliate Race For the Cure Millennium Co-Chair, and Co- Chair of the Race for the Cure. She was most proud to belong to the group of breast cancer survivors. Cindy was also involved with the Tompkins County Search and Rescue Team.
Surviving are her husband of 46 years John T. Cherry, brother Jeffrey Ingham, sisters Vicky Petris and Donna Dacy, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be 4-7pm Friday at the Bush Funeral Home 120 E. Main St. (Rt. 5) Elbridge with a service to follow at 7pm.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer or the Humane Society.