Charles J. "Pooch" Cunningham

Charles J. "Pooch" Cunningham, 68, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 at the Elk Regional Health Center. Cunningham was born Dec. 2, 1942 in St. Marys, son of the late Charles and Angela Simbeck Cunningham. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1960. He was retired employee of the Keystone Carbon Company, retiring in 2004 after 40 years of service. He was a member of ther Sacred Heart Church, was a member of and enjoyed visiting the CMF and the Eagles, and loved hunting, fishing, and spending time in the outdoors. He is survived by his wife Kathleen O'Leary Cunningham of St. Marys; two daughters, Pamela (Randy) Stauffer of St. Marys and Michele (Michael) Boschert of St. Marys; three sons, Charles K. Cunningham of St. Marys, Michael J. Cunningham and his wife Ann of St. Marys, and Scott M. Cunningham and his wife Jessica of Texas; 10 grandchildren; and two brothers, David Cunningham and his wife Mary Ann of Erie and Mark Cunningham and his wife Gerrianne of St. Marys. A Mass of Christian Burial for Charles J. Cunningham will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorials, if desired, may be made to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be offered at