James A. “Skip” Cunningham
November 27, 1939 ‒ February 11, 2018
James A. “Skip” Cunningham passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was 78.
He was born November 27, 1939 in Akron to James & Elizabeth (Gerstmar) Cunningham. After Skip graduated from Akron South High School with the class of 1958, Skip served his country in the United States Army. He later began working for General Motors in the Terex Plant in Hudson then the Ontario plant and retired in 2000 after 40 years.
After retirement Skip enjoyed spending time in the local libraries reading the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, always studying the stock market. He took great pleasure in golfing, working out at the YMCA, and spending time with his grandchildren. In addition, he was an avid sports fan spending many hours watching and cheering on the Indians, Cavaliers, and Ohio State.
Skip is survived by his wife of 44 years Cecelia Cunningham of Lexington; three daughters Anne Cunningham of Shaker Heights, Ohio, Julie (John) Sereque of Lexington, South Carolina, Kara (Jason) Rizzo of Galena, Ohio; five grandchildren Katherine and Benjamin Rizzo, William, Andrew, and Cecelia Sereque; brother Ronald Cunningham of Sun City Center, Florida; and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by both parents, James and Elizabeth Cunningham.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Skip’s memory to the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library or the Alzheimer’s Association may be made at the funeral home.
Family and friends may call from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 5:00 pm with Celebrant Dave Roberts speaking.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Skip’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at Snyderfuneralhomes.com
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