Obituary of Richard "Dick" J. Cunningham
Richard "Dick" Joseph Cunningham, 75, of Robbinsville, passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, NJ.
Born in Boston, MA, Dick lived in the Twin Rivers development of East Windsor for many years before settling in Robbinsville 24 years ago. He attended Northeastern University and began his career in communication and radio at the age of 19. Dick was an industry professional with over four decades of experience in the video production field. He spent time early in his career with WHDH and WCVB TV both in Boston. His work included, voice-overs, newscasting at WNBC, and WABC, ABC Radio, all in New York, as well as being a video producer contractor with Panasonic for over 4o years. Dick and his wife Bernice started their own broadcast company Broadcast Productions, LLC in 1987.
Dick was dedicated to his craft and to his community. He voluntarily recorded and photographed community meetings and events. He hosted Better Beginnings fundraisers for over 30 years and was a 44 year member of the Twin Rivers Station 46 Company #2 Fire Company in East Windsor, where he served as the Public Information Officer and was a charter member.
Predeceased by his parents, Robert P. and Lorraine (Deloria) Cunningham; he is survived by his wife of 36 years, Bernice (Reilly) Cunningham; his daughter, Elizabeth Cunningham; his son, Paul Cunningham; his step-sons, Michael and James Molina; his nine grandchildren and his two great grandchildren.
Funeral services will begin on Monday, January 17, 2022, at 11:30 at Simplicity Funeral and Cremation Services at Glackin Chapel, 136 Morrison Ave., Hightstown, NJ.
Cremation service will be held privately.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, January 16, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Simplicity Funeral and Cremation Services at Glackin Chapel.
Masks are optional for the visitation and funeral services honoring Dick.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dick’s memory to the East Windsor Fire Company #2 Station 46, or the East Windsor Fire Company #1 or Better Beginnings by visiting In Memory Of at inmemof.org.
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