Susan Cunningham, age 69, of Lawrence Park Township, left this life on February 16, 2013. Sue was born on January 8th, 1944, the daughter of Raymond Sr. and Virginia Benim. Sue graduated from Lawrence Park High School and went on to earn a degree in education from Edinboro University. She touched the lives of countless students in her 31 year career as an outstanding elementary education teacher. Susan was always recognized as a very giving person who was an avid reader and enjoyed a wide range of activities with family and friends from camping, boating, cooking and exercising. After retiring from her teaching career, Sue and her husband Jack enjoyed traveling to her favorite winter locations, Sanibel Island and Las Vegas and her summers boating on Lake Chautauqua. She leaves behind her beloved husband of 37 years, Jack Cunningham, her brothers Jim Benim and his wife Cheryl, Ray Benim, Jr. and his wife Marilyn, her sisters Linda Elliott and her husband Roger and Nancy Bebim. Friends may call at the G. R. Bailey Funeral Home 4396 Iroquois Avenue Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be celebrated Thursday morning at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 19, 2013