Joseph A. Cunningham, 55, of 329 W. Sixth St., Emporium, PA formerly of St. Marys passed away, following a lengthy illness, at his residence early Saturday morning (January 16, 2021) with his wife Jill by his side. He was born February 4, 1965 in St. Marys, PA a son of George and Martha M. Herbstritt Cunningham, Jr., Akron, NY. On November 17, 1990 he married the love of his life, Jill Zimmer. They were married over 30 years.
Joe graduated from St. Marys High School. He worked for several companies, over 25 years, in the powder metal industry. Joe was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church, in Emporium which he truly loved, and the Sinnamahoning Sportsman Club. Joe loved his family and friends and could often be found working on his farm in Gardeau, spending time in the woods whether it be walking through valleys or over mountains, hunting, fishing, shed hunting with his dog Pepper or just admiring Gods creations. He was always quick to lend a helping hand to anyone.
In addition to his parents and wife Joe is survived by two sisters, Dianne (Drew) Klotzback, Basom, NY; Connie (Chris) Montana, Rochester, NY; two brothers, Steve Cunningham, Bedford, MA; and Blaine (Sharon) Cunningham, Rochester, NY.
There will be No Visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA at the convienience of the family with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as celebrant. Due to Covid-19 the Mass will be on St. Mark Catholic Church, Emporium facebook page.
Burial will follow at the Portage Township Cemetery, Gardeau, PA
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities, c/o: Don Bickford, 174 Nickler Rd., Emporium, PA 15834 to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908
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