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(Age 77)  

Gerry M. Cunningham passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019 of pancreatic cancer. He was born on June 28, 1941 in Uniontown, PA to the late Goldie and Robert Cunningham. He was a 1959 graduate of Uniontown High School and received his teaching degree from California Sate College, PA in 1963. He became a sixth grade teacher at the Lemon Road Elementary School in Fairfax County, VA. He left teaching and went to work for the Central Intelligence Agency for 30 years. Gerry was predeceased by his parents and his brother Robert A. Cunningham. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Elizabeth Stevenson Cunningham, children Beth Lanthier (Rich), Kevin Cunningham (Jennifer), and Rachel Gomez (Zac). He has five grandchildren - Andrew Cunningham, Claire Lanthier, Catie Cunningham, Eva Gomez and Shane Gomez. Gerry is also survived by his sister Carol Benson (Bill) and his sister in law Rosalie Cunningham. He had many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He counted as his friends anybody he ever met. Gerry lived in Manassas, VA until he retired in 1996 and moved back to his beautiful mountains of Ohiopyle, PA to his boyhood home. He was a "snow bird" to Seminole, FL for 22 years, moving to Seminole full time in 2018. As per Gerry's request there will be no services and a private burial at the Chalk Hill Lutheran Cemetery in Chalk Hill, PA. In lieu of flowers he requests that donations may be made to: The Family House Shadyside, 5245 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232.

Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 13, 2019