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JAMES V. CUNNINGHAM Sr. 1923 - 2014
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April 25, 2014
Our sincere condolences to the Cunningham family our prayers our with you at this time he was a True gentleman and made our 5 year stay in Pittsburgh very welcome & showed us great guidance a great family
David & Maria Cooper Rostrevor co down N.Ireland
April 23, 2014
I first met Jim when we were both active in the Shadyside Action Coalition. He was a lifelong activist and a passionate crusader for neighborhood improvement. Every community he worked and lived in is the better for it. Thanks, Jim, for all of your wonderful support over the years.
April 02, 2014
To the Cunninghams: you have my deepest sympathy, and I wish I could have joined you this week. Uncle Jim, what a role model. Assertive but gentle and tolerant, strong convictions yet an inquisitive, open mind. Unflaggingly loyal. We are blessed -- those whose lives he touched.
April 02, 2014
I am thankful for the many years that I was a part of this really great family, I will cherish the memories I have always. I loved Mr. Cunningham whom I called Pop very much and I know he is in Heaven with his wife because they loved Jesus very much.
Ex-daughter-in-law, Janet Belczyk
April 02, 2014
Jim was a highly accomplished yet humble man. I still vividly remember meaningful conversations I had with Mr and Mrs Cunningham as a young man. My heart goes out to the entire family. Jim's family made Shadyside a fun and exciting place to grow up! I won't forget the positive impact he had on my old comunity, and on me personally.
April 02, 2014
The greatness of any man is when he looks out for the welfare of the less fortunate. Mr. Cunningham will truly be missed.

Wilbert and Eva Williams
April 01, 2014
When I first came to Pittsburgh in 1973 Jim Cunningham was at my door to welcome me and get me involved in local politics. When my husband died 2 years later and I was left to raise 3 young children alone Jim was there to advise me and encourage me and even helped me find a job in community organizing. Jim, Rita and their large family were truly great friends to me over the past 40 years. The last time I saw him at the Shadyside Nursing home few years ago I must have had tears in my eyes as I told him how much I appreciated his support. He once again counseled me not to be sad and said he had had a long wonderful life and had no regrets. I now realize how much I was blessed by Jim's friendship.
Marla Perlman
April 01, 2014
Jim was a great man who I had the pleasure of knowing for eight years while working at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. He was always so gracious and just so kind. My deepest sympathy to you and your families. He will be missed.
April 01, 2014
I extend my condolences to the entire Cunningham family at the loss of Jim. Having lost my mom three months ago, I can identify with your pain. Coping with the loss of a parent is an emotionally difficult experience. My grief is eased when I can step back and look at the bigger picture, and realize how fortunate I was to grow up on Wallingford Street and to know people like Jim and Rita Cunningham and their whole family. They played such a vital role in making Shadyside a beautiful neighborhood to grow up in. Jim Cunningham was a man who believed in community, and I'm a better person for having known him.
April 01, 2014
Sincere condolences to John and all the family.What a rich life your father had.
April 01, 2014
Mark, good friend, very sorry to learn of your loss. A great man who earned your pride. God bless you and your family.
April 01, 2014
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

I'm sorry for your loss Pat and Lori and family. He sounds like a wonderful father, grandfather, husband and friend to all. God Bless. Laura Trushel
April 01, 2014
Jim was a great man. I have great memories of him and his wife. I lived visiting their big house in Oakland when I was a Pitt . He is a good example of how to live radically for Christ . My condolinces to all his family . I know he will be missed
March 31, 2014
Pat and Paul and siblings and family,
I never had the honor of meeting your father but from what I read and hear, you have a right to be be very proud. You definately come from good "stock" as they say. My heartfelt sympathy to all for it is never easy to lose a loved one. My prayers will be offered for you all.
March 31, 2014
Loving thoughts to Uncle Jim's family. I remember him well from the days on Maryland Avenue in Chicago. You can be proud of both Uncle Jim and Aunt Rita for their good lives,
Mimi Onischak
March 31, 2014
Dear Jim & Mark: I am sorry to read of the passing of your father. Please accept my sympathies on your loss. - Jeff Pollock, Esq., Sq. Hill
March 31, 2014
Amazing man! What a credit to his family and to the community. You are very blessed to have had him. I will tell my Dad to keep a look out for him on his journey to heaven...he was in WWII 82nd Airborne. God bless you all and your wonderful father.
Ann Cipriani
March 31, 2014
Pat and Family, You have my deepest sympathy.

Janet Magerl
Carnegie Institute
March 31, 2014
Jim was Vice-President of the United Faculty during our drive to unionize Pitt faculty during the 1980s and early '90s, and his knowledge and experience as an organizer were invaluable to our effort. He brought perspective that helped us see our actions in a larger social and political context. And he was one of the wisest, most genuine people one could hope to know. It was a privilege to work alongside him. -- Philip K. Wion
March 31, 2014
Dear Cunningham Cousins & Families,
I am so sorry for your loss. I will remember Uncle Jim as the kind, intelligent man that he was. It was a gift to see and converse with him a few years ago at Uncle Bill's birthday celebration.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Love, Regina Campbell
March 31, 2014
Very sorry to hear about the passing of Jim. Condolences from Ireland to John and all his siblings, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and all who knew him.
March 31, 2014
Dear Harry and family,
Thinking of you at this time of sorrow. What an amazing and inspiring life your Dad had, and what a legacy he leaves. Know that your friends in NH are keeping you close in thought and prayer.
With sympathy,
Patricia Carty
March 31, 2014
Our condolences to the wonderful Cunningham family on the passing of a remarkable man. What an inspiring life he led! He will surely live on in all your hearts.
March 31, 2014
Dear Cunningham's..especially Harry,Barb, and family,
Jim was a great man, father, grandfather,and friend to the world.
May your memories of this dear man carry you through this difficult time. Love you...Nancy and family
March 30, 2014
The passing of a very great man much loved by the Delaney clan. Condolences to all.

Tim and Margie Delaney
March 30, 2014
Mark, David, & Erin, I'm so sorry for your loss. Extend my sympathies to all. Bonnie Reinhardt
March 30, 2014
Dear Anne and family,
I am very sorry for the loss of Mr. Cunningham. I met him a couple of times and know that he was a very nice man. I know you will miss him very much.Know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Elisa Bucci
March 30, 2014
What a long and fruitful life your father lived with Rita beside him all the way. They are together now in heaven. He was a good man.
They will both be remembered in prayers by Birthright members for their steadfast devotion to the most vulnerable ones in society. Both Jim and Rita lived their lives to enrich others with their support and goodness.
They will be in our hearts at Birthright forever.
Sincerely,
Paula A. Smith
Executive Director
Birthright of Pittsburgh
March 30, 2014
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Cunningham's passing. I had a great respect for both he and Rita and was always happy to spend time with them at Paul and Debbie's events. He leaves behind a wonderful legacy in both the works he accomplished in his lifetime and his great family. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Maureen Rafferty
March 30, 2014
Pat and Lori, I just got done reading all about your dad's amazing life. What a legacy he left to so many! I remember your mom being just as
accomplished and influential. We r so sorry for your loss and, sadly, know all too well the void of losing both parents. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, the kids and the rest of your family. I hope that you are able to find peace in your hearts just knowing that he is finally reunited with your mother. And although I did not meet either one of your parents, I will be forever grateful to them for the friendship that we have found with their son and his wife!
March 30, 2014
A man who always took responsibility to make his community and the world a better place.
March 30, 2014
Sympathy & kindest regards to the Cunningham family very many friends wherever they may be. God bless 1 & all. Take care. Jim & so many others made Pgh. et. al. someplace exceptionally special. My thoughts include Roslyn Place & the old view of Forbes Field, et. al. from the Cathedral of Learning which obviously distracted a multitude of students over the years.
March 30, 2014
To my old friends Jim Jr. and Mark, my heart goes out to you. So sorry for the loss of your father. Hope I can see you one of the times I'm in Pittsburgh during the summer.
March 30, 2014
My condolences to the Cunningham family. I remember your parents walking arm in arm into church. I also remember how devoted your dad was to his family and the community as well. May the angels guide his way to Heaven and may he rest in eternal peace.
March 30, 2014
I grew-up on the same street as the Cunninghams and had the pleasure of knowing the entire family. Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham always had an open door policy to all of us in the neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods, so may of us will cherish that warmth. They truly were an example of how people should treat one another, we learned calm carrying just by being in their presence. Thank you so very much for this.You will be truly missed. Mary Beth Goldcamp-VanFleet.
March 30, 2014
Condolences to all the Cunningham family. Although I never met Jim I felt I knew him through all of the family I met and got a sense that he was an incredible man. He'll be sorely missed. RIP Jim
March 30, 2014
Jim was a good man. My condolences to the family!
March 30, 2014
We had some wonderful visits with Uncle Jim before Dad died. I will remember him as a kind and gentle man. It's hard for me to think of him without Aunt Rita by his side. Know that my prayers and the prayers of all your cousins are with the Cunningham family.

Love,
Helen Delaney Ptacek
March 30, 2014
He was a person who always kept his eye on the important things in life. What a gem
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