May 31, 1933 - November 19, 2021
James Francis Cunningham (known to all as Frank), born on May 31, 1933 in Raritan, New Jersey, passed away suddenly on November 19, 2021 at the age of 88. He was preceded in death by his mother, Alice Kavanagh Cunningham, and his father, James Joseph Cunningham. Frank is survived by his wife of 61 years, Rosalie Koenig Cunningham, his sister Kathleen Paige, and his four children: Jimmy (Stacey); Richard (DeDe); Beth Jones (Kenny); and Michael (Carlyn). He has nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Frank achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at 15 and received a Varsity letter in wrestling in high school. He attended Notre Dame University and graduated in 1955 with a degree in Marketing. After college he served in the US Navy as a Supply Officer. He had a lifelong friendship with his college roommate, Walter Kavanaugh, and they enjoyed attending Notre Dame football games together with their spouses and having weekly discussions of all things Notre Dame. Frank found his calling as a salesman and worked for the Gorham Silver Company and Lunt Silversmiths, earning two Salesman of the Year awards along the way. He and his beloved wife Rosalie travelled extensively throughout the United States and to many countries around the world, including a trip to Kenya in 1989. He was active in the Knights of Columbus for many years, achieving the rank of Fourth Degree. He was a lector in the Catholic churches he belonged to. He was a devoted father and husband and lived his Christian faith every day of his life. There will be a Funeral Mass at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Greensboro, NC on Friday, December 3 at 11:00 am. His ashes will be inurned in the columbarium on the Church grounds. Forbis and Dick Guilford Chapel is serving the family and online condolences may be offered at www.forbisanddick.com.
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