Charles Cunningham

Obituary of Charles W. Cunningham

Charles "Chuck" William Cunningham Jr. went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, in Bolivia, South America. He was the youngest son of the late Charlie and Mabel Cooper Cunningham. After graduating from Ramsay High School in 1965, he served in the USAF, including one year in Thailand during the Vietnam War, before returning home to work for seven years in the family hardware business, George and Cunningham Hardware. It was then that he and his wife, Peggy (DiNicola) Cunningham, felt led by the Lord to become missionaries. They received a degree in InterCultural Ministries and attended The Rio Grande Language Institute in Texas. They left for Bolivia with their two children in 1981. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; son, Chuck Cunningham III; daughter, Kristen (Cunningham) Reeder and husband, Chad, and their four children, Benjamin (U.S. Army), Kayla, Payton and Baden. He is also survived by a brother, Don Cunningham and wife, Catherine; a sister, Patricia and husband, Bill Bowers; also, Jim DiNicola (Peggy's brother) and wife, Sharon, who have served faithfully on the board of Rumi Rancho Ministries, Inc. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Charlie and Mabel; his oldest brother, Rich and wife, Joan; and niece, Lesa. Chuck leaves behind many friends, both in the USA and Bolivia, and thanks all the churches, individuals and friends who not only support the ministry of Rumi Rancho Ministries but pray faithfully as it carries the gospel to many who have never heard the salvation message. After many meetings in churches over the years, Chuck closed with his favorite verse, I Corinthians 15:58; "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord." In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rumi Rancho Ministries, Box 135, Acme, PA 15610. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Galone-Caruso Funeral Home, 204 Eagle St., Mount Pleasant, PA, To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at:
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