Lester I Cunningham obituary 1940~2021


Mr. Lester I Cunningham, 81, of Waynesboro, PA, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in his home surrounded by his loving family.

Lester I Cunningham
Lester I Cunningham

Born August 10, 1940 in Mercersburg, PA, he was the son of the late Luther and Madeline (Dietrich) Cunningham.

Mr. Cunningham was a graduate of Waynesboro High School with the Class of 1958.

He began his working years as a farmhand, later working as a heavy equipment operator for Fulton Gsell. He was then employed by Frick Company for a number of years and with Thompson Oil Company for 20 years.

He was last employed as a delivery driver and in paper box maintenance for the Record Herald from 1997-2018.

Mr. Cunningham was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church and former member of the Eagles Club, Inc.

One of his many hobbies included raising racing pigeons and later show pigeons, holding a membership with the Eastern Hungarian Pigeon Club where her served as President for 20 years.

He also enjoyed horseback riding and as a devoted grandfather, he especially loved spending time with his grandchildren attending many of their sporting events over the years and often taking them on his paper route.

He leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Mrs. Eva Kay (Ridenour) Cunningham whom he married June 2, 1962; two daughters, Beth Robinson and her fiancé, Joel Keener of Waynesboro and Melinda Hatchell and her husband, Andy of Winston-Salem, NC; two grandchildren, Gretchen Robinson and her fiancé, Mitchell Hudson of Waynesboro and Shawn Robinson of Indianapolis, IN; sister, Gloria Shatzer of Hagerstown, MD; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Joanne Mankins.

A Celebration of His Life will be announced at a later date at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association online here.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.


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