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Richard D Cunningham

May 27, 2019

Richard D Cunningham, 88, of Norwalk, died peacefully Monday, May 27, 2019 at Kemper House of Strongsville.

He was born January 10, 1931 in Buffalo, NY to the late Donald and Evelyn Emily (Straub) Cunningham and was a 1948 graduate of Norwalk High School. He served in the US Navy, married in 1952 and operated the Cunningham Book Bindery until 1987. Mr. Cunningham then worked at Norwalk Furniture and later for the Huron County Auditor’s Department of Weights and Measures. He was a member of the Norwalk City Council from 1966 through the mid 1980’s, serving as President of Council for many years. He also served on the Planning and Zoning Commission. He was an avid golfer and pool player, enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his sons, Richard Scott (Laurie) Cunningham of Indianapolis, IN, Thomas Donald (Megan) Cunningham of Pittsburgh, PA. and David Hale (Linda Ausflug) Cunningham of Cleveland; and nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine “Ellie” Cunningham in 2008; and his sister, Jane DiCarlo.

Friends may call Friday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk. A private service will be held on Saturday followed by burial at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Kemper House of Strongsville, 10890 Prospect Road, Strongsville, OH 44149 and the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

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Richard D Cunningham, 88, of Norwalk, died peacefully Monday, May 27, 2019 at Kemper House of Strongsville.

He was born January 10, 1931 in Buffalo, NY to the late Donald and Evelyn Emily (Straub) Cunningham and was a 1948 graduate of Norwalk High School. He served in the US Navy, married in 1952 and operated the Cunningham Book Bindery until 1987. Mr. Cunningham then worked at Norwalk Furniture and later for the Huron County Auditor’s Department of Weights and Measures. He was a member of the Norwalk City Council from 1966 through the mid 1980’s, serving as President of Council for many years. He also served on the Planning and Zoning Commission. He was an avid golfer and pool player, enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his sons, Richard Scott (Laurie) Cunningham of Indianapolis, IN, Thomas Donald (Megan) Cunningham of Pittsburgh, PA. and David Hale (Linda Ausflug) Cunningham of Cleveland; and nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine “Ellie” Cunningham in 2008; and his sister, Jane DiCarlo.

Friends may call Friday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk. A private service will be held on Saturday followed by burial at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Kemper House of Strongsville, 10890 Prospect Road, Strongsville, OH 44149 and the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

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Ken Leber

Norwalk, OH, USA
June 03, 2019

Mr. Cunningham was perhaps the finest city councilman I had the privilege to serve under. He was fair and wise, and really cared for the city. I had a lot of respect for him. So sorry for your loss.

Joyce Seitz

Norwalk, OH
May 29, 2019

Your father did a lot for the community of Norwalk. You have my deepest sympathy.

John E. Schumm

Norwalk,, OH, USA
May 29, 2019

Dear family: Please accept my deepest sympathy on the death of Dick. I have so many fond memories of him and many chats. He was a wonderful neighbor to my Aunt Bert(Schumm) and I enjoyed singing with him in the St. Paul Chorale . Moreover, he served our community so well for so many years. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, John E. Schumm