Michael Timothy "Tim" Cunningham, 68, of Conneaut, died Saturday afternoon, June 29, 2013, at the Ashtabula County Medical Center in Ashtabula, following a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 17, 1944, in Conneaut, and was the son of Edward L. Cunningham and the late Helen M. (Stack) Cunningham.
A lifelong Conneaut resident, Tim was a graduate of Rowe High School and received his bachelor's degree in English from Kent State University. He was employed in 1970 as a teacher and retired in 1996 as case manager with the Ashtabula County Board of M.R.D.D.
Tim was a member of St. Mary/St. Frances Cabrini Church, the American Legion Cowle Post 151 and the Moose Lodge. He was an avid reader, enjoyed writing and predicting the weather. He enjoyed his family, especially his sons and spending Sunday evenings with his dad.
Survivors include his wife, Denise (Davis) Cunningham, whom he married Nov. 28, 1981; two sons, Richard (Gayle) Cunningham of Willoughby and Michael (Brittany Davis) Cunningham of Conneaut; his in-laws, Lucinda (Will) Henderson, Kenneth (Lisa) Davis and Mary (Art) Williams; aunts and uncles, Rev. Robert (Gloria) Leonard, Bill (Janet) Greer and Hannah Williams; nieces and nephews; special friends, Lucy Row, Joanne Arcaro and Carol Tryon; and his dog, Angel.
He was preceded in death by his mother and his sister, Barbara Hein.
A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2013, at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, with Tim's uncle, the Rev. Robert Leonard officiating. Calling hours will be from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family strongly suggests that contributions be made to the Michael Timothy Cunningham Memorial Fund at any First Merit Bank for a scholarship fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Please sign the guestbook at www.marcyfuneralhome.com.