Brian P. Cunningham
July 7, 1941 – July 29, 2010
Brian P. Cunningham, a retired Recreational Therapist for the Middletown Psychiatric Center, and a lifelong area resident, entered into rest on Thursday, July 29, 2010, at his home in Middletown, NY. He was 69 years of age.
The son of the late Edwin F. and Virginia Grace Cunningham, he was born on July 7, 1941 in Cornwall, NY.
Brian was a graduate of the Monroe-Woodbury High School, Orange County Community College and Sterling University in Sterling, KS.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He was a member of the Orange County Soccer Officials Association, Orange Runners Club, Middletown Elks Lodge #1097, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #544, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians Middletown Chapter.
Survivors include his wife, Judith Cunningham, at home; daughter, Ashley Roshala and her husband, Terry of Brick, NJ; son, Patrick Cunningham and his wife, Aimee of Middletown; three step-children: Alicia Erler, Melanie Bowman, and Arthur Mays, II, all of Middletown; three grandchildren: Jordan, Tyler and Madison Roshala; four step-grandchildren: Luis, Isabelle, Maddox, and Hailie "Button"; three brothers: Edwin Michael Cunningham and his wife, Barbara of Micco, FL, Sean T. Cunningham of Otisville, and Dennis Cunningham of Newburgh; one sister, Ellyn Gallantz of Jupiter, FL; nieces: Sheena Magallanes and husband, Steven, Sabrina Cunningham, Mary Bridget Bruno and husband, Charles, Barbara Kathleen Lloyd and husband, Rich, and Theresa Smith and husband, David; nephews: Edwin Cunningham, Christian Cunningham, Timothy Michael Cuningham and his wife, Hope, and Sean Paul Cunningham and his wife, Linda. Brian was predeceased by his parents; brother, Peter Cunningham.
Friends may call at the Cornelius, Dodd and Connell Funeral Home, 26 Grove St., Middletown, NY on Sunday, August 1, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 2 in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 149 Cottage St., Middletown, NY, immediately followed my military honors. Cremation will take place at the Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh, NY.
Memorial contributions in Brian's name may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Arrangements by Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home; 845-343-2142. For directions or to send a condolence, please visit www. connellfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Times Herald-Record on 7/31/2010