Joseph H. Cunningham, 81

November 08, 2021

Joseph H. Cunningham, 81, of Lititz, passed away on Monday, November 8, 2021.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Andrew H., Sr. and Zana Von Stetten Cunningham. He was the husband of Frances A. Clemens Cunningham, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage this past February 17th.

Joseph had worked as a supervisor for Frank Goodhart & Sons.

He was a proud United States Marine Corps veteran, serving as a Corporal with the Combat Engineers from 1957 to 1960.

Joseph was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who loved to spend time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons: Brian D. of Lancaster, and Steven J. of Washington DC; his 3 grandchildren Madison, Hunter, and Bradey; his sister, Rose married to Robert Simmons of Lancaster, and his brother, Andrew H., Jr. married to Anna Cunningham of Virginia. He was preceded in death by his sisters Sally Homsher, Zana Rudy, Dorothy Simmons.

Friends will be received by Joseph’s family on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 9:30-10:30AM at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA , with the Funeral Service to follow at 10:30AM. Service will be livestreamed on this page starting at 10:30 AM. Interment will be in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in his memory to the Benevolent Fund of Brethren Village, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543.


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November 16, 2021

I was saddened to learn of Joe’s death. He and Fran have been friends or patients of mine for half my life–40 years. Joe is a tough Marine who has a heart of gold. We will all miss him.
I was unable to attend the funeral service, but I did watch on video and learned more about him—it seems so often the case, that we are recognized posthumously for our virtues. His prayer/poem was very moving.
My very sincere condolence to Fran and her family at this critical time. May the Lord bless you and keep you!

November 16, 2021

Dear Fran & Family: I was so sorry to read of Joe’s death in Sunday’s paper. i know we have lost touch in the last years,but i often think of you and your family. God’s peace be with you and family.
Love &prayers Ann

November 15, 2021

Dear Fran & Family: We were saddened to hear that Joe is no longer with us. What a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend he was. We always looked forward to seeing him and Fran at the family gatherings and around the holidays. We honor Joe for his service to our country and communities, granting his children and grandchildren, and generations to come for the freedoms we have today. Joe is receiving his eternal heavenly reward. No more suffering, no more pain. You won the battle Joe, you fought a good fight! God’s blessings to your family.

November 15, 2021


November 14, 2021

I met Fran and Joe when I worked with Fran at LGH From 1988 to 1993. Fran was a devoted wife to Joe, and he was always ready to help Fran in whatever she wanted to do. They were a caring, loving couple. Joe will be sadly missed, but never forgotten. R’I’P. Joe. With sympathy and fond memories, Joan Cutaiar 

November 12, 2021

I remember when Fran and Joe got married at St. Anthony’s.  I was 11 years old and didn’t understand a lick of Latin, as the entire service was in Latin.  What a long ceremony…I remember.  I loved Joe. I remember his parents had a big shindig at their house in Columbia, by the river.  Alot of food, drink and people.  Lots of fond memories.  RIP Joe and our condolences to Fran and his children.

November 11, 2021

Aunt Fran, Brian and Steve, 
I’m so sorry for your loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Lititz, PA 17543
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