In Memoriam: Joe Cunningham

kathy and joe cunningham

1949 – 2023

Joseph David Cunningham, 74, passed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2023 a fitting day for a proud Vietnam Veteran and Officer.

Though dealing with cancer, Joe’s final months were devoted to what he loved most: family outings, sharing stories, laughter, music and love with his adored family and friends at his beach home on beautiful Camano Island, WA.

Joe was part of the SWS Class of 2016 and served on the SWS Board of Directors in 2021. His spouse Kathy was in the SWS Class of 2013. Kathy continues to keep her eyes on the beach effusing everyone around her with a passion to care for it.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Joe’s name to the Rock Steady Parkinson’s Non-Contact Boxing Program, to which Joe was referred by the VA upon his initial diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, which was a direct result of exposure to Agent Orange during his time of service in Vietnam. He fully embraced the core strengthening program, commuting twice a week for its gym classes, and making new friendships along the way. Donations to Parkinson’s Wellness Place, a 501(c)3 non-profit, can be mailed to their headquarters at 112 Ave. D, Ste B, Snohomish, Washington 98290.

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