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Richard Lynn Cunningham

April 8, 1948 — May 13, 2022

Richard Lynn Cunningham, 74, of Hagerstown, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022 at Berkeley Medical Center, Martinsburg, WV.

Born on April 8, 1948 in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Robert Lowery Cunningham and Anna Kathryn (Straley) Cunningham.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother; Timothy E. Cunningham.

Richard graduated from North Hagerstown High School, class of 1967.

He went on to graduate from the University of Maryland of College Park and received his MBA from Frostburg University.

He served in the U.S. Navy and was a Vietnam War veteran.

Richard worked at the Maryland Correctional Training Center as a Case Manager Supervisor for 35 years, having retired in 2012.

Richard was a member of Berean Bible Fellowship of State Line, PA and was a former member of First Baptist Church in Hagerstown where he served as a Sunday school teacher and Deacon. He was a member of the Gideons International of Washington County and a member of Morris Frock American Legion, Post 42.

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Gloria Jean (Coss) Cunningham; Daughter, Elisabeth E. Cunningham of Philadelphia, PA; and Son, John D. Cunningham of Hagerstown; Brothers, Jerry (Sharon), Jack (Kim), Tom, and Fred (Megan) and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 2 PM at Rest Haven Funeral Home, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with Pastor Bruce Dick officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Family will receive friends one hour prior.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 5, Hagerstown, MD 21740 or Berean Bible Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 403 State Line, PA 17263.

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