Wallace Wally Cunningham

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Wallace 'Wally' Cunningham

June 25, 1929 - January 16, 2019

Wallace Wally Cunningham Wallace "Wally" Cunningham, 89, of New Castle passed away the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at UPMC Jameson Hospital.
Born June 25, 1929, in New Castle, he was a son to the late John J. and Ivabell (Stickle) Cunningham.
He married Mildred "Millie" Crane on April 12, 1955. She has preceded him in death.
Mr. Cunningham was a graduate of New Castle High School.
After graduation, Wally enlisted in the Marine Corps, where he served as a proud Marine sergeant.
Upon his return from serving his country, Wally went onto further his education at Youngstown State University, graduating with an accounting degree.
He was a retired managing partner at Carbis Walker and Associates.
He loved hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends at their hunting camp.
Wally had a passion for business and not only was involved in many of his own, he also enjoyed helping others establish and manage their own businesses.
He was very active in the community and belonged to many organizations.
He was a member at Third United Presbyterian Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher. Later on in life, he became a member of United Brethren Church.
Wally is survived by daughter, Pauline S. Cunningham of New Castle; three sons, David W. (Donna) Cunningham of Bluffton, South Carolina, Philip K. (Sheree) Cunningham of New Wilmington and John J. (Robin) Cunningham of Toms River, New Jersey; a sister, Pauline Reid of Chicago, Illinois; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and beloved wife "Millie", Wally was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry and Joseph Cunningham.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home, 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
A service will immediately follow visitation at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Rich Kinney of Highland United Presbyterian Church officiating. The New Castle Area Honor Guard will perform full military rites at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Wally's honor to the donor's favorite charity.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.cunninghamfh.com.
Wally will always be remembered for having lived by the Marine Corps motto: "Semper Fidelis" Always Faithful Once a Marine always a Marine.
Published on January 17, 2019
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Saturday January 19, 2019

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle, PA, USA

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Saturday January 19, 2019

2:00 PM

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2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle, PA, USA


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Lee McComb
Jan 29, 2019
A true friend for 75 years. It is difficult to find a person as true as Wally. He was always the same person. His word was his bond. I was very fortunate to have enjoyed all phases of life with Wally.
Carolyn and Jim Budzowski
Jan 19, 2019
We will surely miss Wally at United Brethren Church. We enjoyed talking to him. God bless
Margaret Trautman
Jan 19, 2019
David Thompson
Jan 19, 2019
Semper Fi, Wally. One Marine to another...Thank you for being a friend to our family over the years.
Donna Frassetto
Jan 18, 2019
God Bless His Soul ... What A Kind Sweet Man ...Prayers To His Family And Friends ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Susan Woerner
Jan 18, 2019
Dear Family
I know Wally will be miss he was always good to me . I know how happy he will be to see his two beloveds
Jesus and Millie
Jesus Well done my faithful servant
Love and Prayers to all
Suzanne Say
Jan 17, 2019
Wally was one of the greatest men I have ever known. I’m proud to call him my uncle. To all the Cunningham Families you have my deepest sympathy. He indeed was a GREAT MAN. RIP Uncle Wally.
David Phelps, Chicago
Jan 17, 2019
Wally was a great guy. Many fond memories in my youth.
Best to all the family.

Rick Jenkins
Jan 17, 2019
The just don't make them like Wally anymore. He was the kind of kind of man that just naturally earned your respect. He made quite a positive impact on a lot of people's lives. He was also a darn good poker player. RIP