Niagara Gazette


July 7, 2013

Charles O. Cunningham


Charles O. Cunningham of Niagara Falls, died on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at home. He was 85. He was born in Nashville, TN on May 21, 1928 and was raised in Benton Harbor, MI, lived many years in California, settling in Niagara Falls in 1992. He served in the US Army Air Force during WW II.
Mr. Cunningham worked for Owens Illinois Glass Containers for many years. He created a little mechanism that sped up the whole bottling process throughout the world. He also went to Europe and created better corkage for the champagne bottles for France. He was a member of the Frontier Volunteer Fire Company, serving as its President and vice President. An active man. He enjoyed rebuilding cars, water skiing, snow skiing, travel, jet skiing, Bingo and Keno.
Survivors include his wife, Deborah (Tracey) Cunningham; children, Ronelle "Ronnie" (Tom) Schiav of Manteca, CA, Gerald "Hap" Cunningham (Shelly) of Tracy, CA, Candice Hudson and Tracey Walters, both of Niagara Falls; grandchildren, Shalize, Joshua, Madeline, Brian, Jeff and Michele; and great-grandchildren, Jenna, Sara, JT, Gabriel and Abigail.
Private services were held Sunday. The LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., handled arrangements.
Visit for online guest register.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
Obama Hopeful on Ukraine, Will Watch Russians Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Raw: Pope Francis Performs Pre-easter Ritual Raw: Bulgarian Monastery Dyes 5000 Easter Eggs Diplomats Reach Deal to Ease Tensions in Ukraine U.S. Sending Nonlethal Aid to Ukraine Military Holder: Americans Stand With KC Mourners Obama Greets Wounded Warriors Malaysia Plane: Ocean Floor Images 'Very Clear' Sparks Fly With Derulo and Jordin on New Album Franco Leads Star-studded Broadway Cast Raw: Two Lucky Kids Get Ride in Popemobile Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Sister of Slain MIT Officer Reflects on Bombing
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page