Robert F. Cunningham Sr.

Born: Thu., Jun. 12, 1941
Died: Sun., May 14, 2017

No services to be held

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries


Robert F. Cunningham, Sr., age 75, of Schuylkill Haven, PA formerly of Pottsville passed away with his loving family by his side on Sunday, May 14th, 2017 at his home.
Born in Pottsville, PA on June 12, 1941,  he was the son of the late Thomas Joseph and Kathryn Mary (Strange) Cunningham.
Bob was a graduate of Nativity B.V.M. High School, Class of 1959. He then served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1964. He worked for the Sprinkler Fitter's Union, Local 669 until retiring. Bob was a 50 year member of both the Sixth County Fire Company in Hazleton and the Goodwill Fire Company in Pottsville and he was a social member at the Friedensburg Fire Company.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Mary Lou Sophy.
Bob is survived by  son Robert F. Cunningham Jr. and his wife Angela, Maryland; daughter Erin E. Cunningham Small, Texas; son Christopher Cunningham and his wife Diane, Pottsville; daughter Kimberly A. Melochick and her husband Marty, Port Carbon; 14 grandchildren: Robert III, Carlee, and Trinity Cunningham; Andrew Cunningham; Gabrielle and Alexandria Fidler; Marcus, John, James, and Katarina Small; Mia Cunningham; and Marty, Jordan, and Josh Melochick; a great-grandson Oliver; sister Margaret Ann Koslosky, Bloomsburg; brother Thomas Cunningham, Pottsville; sister Kitty Julian, Schuylkill Haven; brother-in-law Tony Sophy Sr., Pottsville; and many nieces and nephews.
Services and internment are private.
The family would prefer donations  to be made in Bob's Memory to go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home, 208 Pike St, Port Carbon was in charge of arrangements.
Please send condolences to


Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Direct website to florist ordering, saving on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

Jack Bertolet
   Posted Tue May 23, 2017
Dear Erin, Kim, Bob and Chris:

It was with deep regret that I never got to say goodbye to your father. He was one of my favorites to see when he came to the dealership. He always had many jokes to share. The more I laughed, the more he remembered. We started doing business together a lifetime ago. A lot of times he would get home from work, throw you kids in the car, and just stop by to talk. It was those great times I will never forget. He shared a lot of his life with me. He was a simple man, the kind that built this great country of ours. He worked hard, played hard and loved his family with all his heart and soul. You were everything to him. The best feeling I had these last few weeks was knowing that his kids were with him as he prepared to go home. I know he loved every second of his time with you. It was the greatest gift you could give him and his perfect way to go.

I will think of him every time someone tells a joke and I will miss him greatly. My love to all of you!

Jack Bertolet

Sister Marie Bambrick
   Posted Sat May 27, 2017
Sending sympathy and prayers to Bob's family.
Sister Marie Bambrick , Nativity Class of 1959