Charles J. “Pooch” Cunningham

Charles J. “Pooch” Cunningham, 68, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2011 at the Elk Regional Health Center.

He was born December 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 a retired employee of the Keystone Carbon Co., retiring in 2004 after 40 years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen O’Leary Cunningham of St. Marys; two daughters, Pamela (Mrs. Randy) Stauffer of St. Marys, Michele (Mrs. Michael) Boschert of St. Marys; three sons, Charles K. Cunningham of St. Marys, Michael J. Cunningham and his wife Ann of St. Marys, 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.

Mr. Cunningham was a member of the 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.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 10:00 AM.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

Memorials if desired may be made to a favorite charity.

Joe Mattivi October 27, 2011 at 5:54 am

Pam and Family,
I’m sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Joe and Cindy Mattivi and Family

WAYNE M ECKERT October 27, 2011 at 4:51 pm


Anthony Beck "Bubba" October 28, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Cathy and family

My thought and prayers are with in this hard time. I will miss Chuck with a special spot in my heart. I have had so many wonderful memories with Chuck. Hanging out at the house sipping on some Straub’s, and all the times in Glenn Hazel with the explorer group. Walking the banks of a stream cleaning up trash and knowing your getting close to end when the wind blew his pipe smoke your way. Then walking up to Chuck and he asked “what took you so long” and having a good laugh. He would always open is heart and home to you each and every time. He will surely be miss but never forgotten!!
With love and prayers
Anthony Beck “Bubba”

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