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John Michael Cunningham

Obituary for John Michael Cunningham

September 26, 2016
Buckingham, Pennsylvania


John Michael Cunningham of Buckingham, Pennsylvania passed away on September 26, aged 71. He is survived by Carol, his wife of 51 years, his mother Moyra, sister Dale (and Gerard), children Timothy (and Carla) and Matthew (and Jennifer), and three beloved grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father Arthur.

John spent a lifetime serving his country and community, but was born in Bradford-on-Avon, England. He and his mother were among the first war brides and babies to immigrate to the United States after the Second World War. John grew up in Brooklyn and Queens, New York and proudly served in the United States Air Force with the Strategic Air Command. After his marriage and discharge he earned bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering in just four years. He went on to a 25 year career as a civilian engineer at the Naval Air Development Center in Warminster, and continued to serve as a consultant after retirement. As an active resident of Buckingham for over 40 years, John served the township on the planning commission and zoning hearing board. John's electrical, mechanical, woodworking, and barbequing skills were unparalleled, and he spent his leisure time working on his home and property and spending time with his family.

His family especially wishes to thank the caring staff of The Bridges at Warwick where he spent his final months.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories of John at his memorial service at Buckingham Friends Meetinghouse, 5684 York Road, Lahaska, Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 3:00 PM. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, 875 North Randolph Street, Suite 225, Arlington, VA 22203.

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Buckingham, PA 18912
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