Paul J. Cunningham, 83, of 1116 South Michael Rd., St. Marys, died on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
He was born on December 11, 1930, a son of the late John and Ida Friedl Cunningham.
On August 4, 1950 in St. Mary's Church, he married Ruth Schatz Cunningham, who survives.
Paul was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of Queen of the World Church.Â He retired from Stackpole Carbon Company in 1991 after more than 43 years of service.Â He was a member of the Campowner's and the St. Marys Snowmobile Association.Â He enjoyed camping, boating, hunting and fishing.Â He also greatly enjoyed drawing and spending time with his family.Â He was the last member of his immediate family.
In addition to his wife of more than 64 years, he is survived by two sons; Daniel (Dora) Cunningham and John "Jack" (Lynn) Cunningham, both of St. Marys; four grandchildren; Dan (Vicki) Cunningham, Doug (Sherri) Cunningham, Jesse (Angela) Cunningham and Lee (Alyssa) Cunningham, all of St. Marys.Â He is also survived by six great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, James, Charles, George, Clarence and Edward Cunningham and by three sisters, Edith Hoffman, Edna Cunningham, Marie Bilicic and by a sibling in infancy.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Paul J. Cunningham will be celebrated on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Queen of the World, Queens Road, St. Marys with Rev. Richard Allen, officiating.
Interment will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.
There will be no public visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Nurses, Inc.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be made to the family at www.lynchgreenfuneralhome.com.