Sunday, May 21, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 05/20/17

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 05/20/17


Robert F. Cunningham, Sr., age 75, of Schuylkill Haven, PA formerly of Pottsville passed away with his loving family by his side on Sunday, May 14th, 2017 at his home.
Born in Pottsville, PA on June 12, 1941, he was the son of the late Thomas Joseph and Kathryn Mary (Strange) Cunningham.

Bob was a graduate of Nativity B.V.M. High School, Class of 1959. He then served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1964. He worked for the Sprinkler Fitter's Union, Local 669 until retiring. Bob was a 50 year member of both the Sixth County Fire Company in Hazleton and the Goodwill Fire Company in Pottsville and he was a social member at the Friedensburg Fire Company.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Mary Lou Sophy.
Bob is survived by son Robert F. Cunningham Jr. and his wife Angela, Maryland; daughter Erin E. Cunningham Small, Texas; son Christopher Cunningham and his wife Diane, Pottsville; daughter Kimberly A. Melochick and her husband Marty, Port Carbon; 14 grandchildren: Robert III, Carlee, and Trinity Cunningham; Andrew Cunningham; Gabrielle and Alexandria Fidler; Marcus, John, James, and Katarina Small; Mia Cunningham; and Marty, Jordan, and Josh Melochick; a great-grandson Oliver; sister Margaret Ann Koslosky, Bloomsburg; brother Thomas Cunningham, Pottsville; sister Kitty Julian, Schuylkill Haven; brother-in-law Tony Sophy Sr., Pottsville; and many nieces and nephews.

Services and internment are private.

The family would prefer donations to be made in Bob's Memory to go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home, 208 Pike St, Port Carbon was in charge of arrangements.
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