Donald Harvey Cunningham, 72 years, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at home. Born January 18, 1946 in Elkton, MD, he was the son of the late Donald, Sr., and Rose Perkins Cunningham.
Donald was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Vietnam War. He is retired from the V.A. Medical Center of Perry Point, MD, where he retired after 32 years of service as a firefighter.
Donald was a member of the American Legion Post No. 194 of Rising Sun, MD, the Susquehanna American Legion Post No. 135 of Perryville, MD, the Jerry Skrivanek V.F.W. Post No. 8185 of Port Deposit, MD, where he served as Quarter Master. In addition Donald served as Past Maryland State Commander and Past District Commander. He served on the Port Deposit Council and was an assistant to the former Mayor Erma M. Keetley of Port Deposit, MD. For several years Donald was the head cook at the Citizens Care Center of Havre de Grace, MD.
Donald is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Susie L. Cunningham of Port Deposit, MD; daughters, Michelle Riale and Connie Arigo; five grandchildren, Katherine Elizabeth Lay “Katie”, Nicholas James Vincenti, Ashley, Cody and Brandon; brother, Frank Cunningham; sisters, Rosemary Seward and Nancy Cunningham Brown.
Donald was preceded in death by his son, Paul Dorsey Gordon, Jr.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jerry Skrivanek V.F.W. Post No. 8185 of Port Deposit, MD, or the Water Witch Fire Company of Port Deposit, MD, both in care of Lee A. Patterson & Son Funeral Home, P.A., P.O. Box 766, Perryville, MD 21903-0766.
Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 11 AM, at the Lee A. Patterson & Son Funeral Home, P.A., of Perryville, MD. Visitation for family and friends will be held Monday, September 10, 2018, 7 PM until 9 PM, at the funeral home. Michael Slayman of Conowingo, MD, will officiate. Interment will be in Hopewell Cemetery, Port Deposit, MD.
Arrangements By Lee A. Patterson & Son Funeral Home, P.A., Perryville, MD