Amber Lynn Cutting

MORIAH Amber Lynn Cutting, 21, passed away at Strong Memorial Hospital on Jan. 29, 2008, due to liver complications. She was born at Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington, Vt., on June 23, 1986. Amber graduated from Moriah Central School in 2004. She was attending her final year at Clarkson University where she was studying biomolecular science and chemistry with aspirations on becoming a physician's assistant. While attending Clarkson, Amber was active in the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority while maintaining high grades. During her junior year, she was an intern at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. During her senior year, she worked in a laboratory at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital. Amber is survived by her parents, Gary and Annette Cutting; her brother, Cody and girlfriend Amanda; her sister, Amanda and boyfriend Nick. She is also survived by maternal grandparents, Ronald and Phyllis Drake; and paternal grandmother, Shirley Cutting. Her maternal aunts and uncles include Ron Drake Jr., and his children, Hillary and Austin; Tim and Tammy Drake and their children, Tara and Garrett; Corey and Debbie Drake and their children, Colby, Kyle and Derek. Her paternal aunts and uncles include Sam and Bonnie Meachem and their children, Shonna and John Clinton III, Shontel and Brian Nephew, Samantha Meachem and Samuelle Meachem; Paul and Sue Cutting and their children, Roy Cutting and Tiffany and Jim Pinterno; Arthur and Sue Spring and their children, Chasity and Bill Hanchett, Brandy and Gary Olcott and Andrew and Jesse Spring; Joe and Candy Cutting and their children, Joey and Maria; Larry and Bonnie Cutting; and Scott and Bobbie Cutting and their child, Scott Jr.; along with many great cousins. She is also survived by her longtime boyfriend, Adam "Tex" Voos; best friend Danielle Bailey; and dog Sadie. Amber was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Roy Cutting Jr. Amber's parents are proud of her determination and commitment toward life. She enjoyed being outside, especially when she was four-wheeling or swimming. Amber had strong instincts and was able to put other lives ahead of her own while rescuing a college student swimming in the river rapids in Potsdam as well as a man swimming in Florida. Due to Amber's commitment to the science field, the parents are encouraging everyone to become an organ donor in an effort to advance the medical knowledge that we have today. They are also requesting you take time to spend with your family and cherish every moment. Amber will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, caring ways and the joy she brought to our family, There will be no public calling hours. A funeral service was held Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, 2 p.m. at the Moriah Methodist Church, Moriah, N.Y. Spring burial will be in the South Moriah Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Harland Funeral Home, Port Henry, N.Y.

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