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Oct. 21, 1962 – Aug. 9, 2014

Cynthia A. Marino of Tonawanda, a longtime disability analyst and volunteer, died Aug. 9 at Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a long illness. She was 51.

Ms. Marino graduated from Tonawanda High School in 1980 and earned a bachelor of science degree in sociology from the University at Buffalo, graduating with honors in 1984.

She worked as a disability analyst for the state Department of Disability Determination Division for 25 years, retiring in 2009.

She was a member of the Retired Public Employees Association and the Professional Employees Federation.

Ms. Marino had a passion for helping less fortunate children in the inner city, working as a volunteer for the Junior League of Buffalo. She also was actively involved in the Kids Cafe project for the league sponsored by the Food Bank of Western New York.

She was a world traveler, including trips to Italy, Ireland and Greece and many cruises.

She is survived by her father, Anthony P. Marino; her stepmother, Eileen; and a sister, Christine A.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. today in St. Christopher’s Church, 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd., Town of Tonawanda.