john cunningham

John Edward “Punk” Cunningham, 72, of Weirton passed away on Monday, October 24, 2022.

John was born on August 8, 1948, at his family’s home in Weirton, WV. He was one of four children born to Thomas and Dorothy Virginia Goodnite Cunningham.

John grew up in Weirton and graduated from Weir High School in the Class of 1967.

John was blessed with two children and two grandsons. Sadly, his infant son William Jeffrey passed away.
He provided for his family by working for the City of Weirton Street Department for 15 years, Weirton Steel for 4 years, and finished his career by working at his favorite job of 32 years at Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Grade School and Church in Weirton.

When he was not working, John cherished the times that he was able to hunt and fish down state in New Haven and Dolly Sods. Closer to home he enjoyed drag racing. One of his favorite cars to race was his 1969 Ford Mustang Mach One. He enjoyed this hobby for over fifty years with his two friends Larry and Gomer.

He was a member of the NHRA.

In addition to his parents and his infant son, John was preceded in death by his two brothers, Clarence and Pirl “Bill” Cunningham.
He will be remembered with love by his daughter, Lisa Jo (James) Bogo; his grandchildren, Ashton John and Jaxson James Bogo; his best friend and former wife, Sherry Watson Cunningham; his two brothers, Thomas Cunningham and Ray (Patty) Cunningham.

Visitation will be Friday 1-3 and 5-7 PM at the Greco- Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV, where services will be held at 7 PM.

Rev. Larry Barkley will preside.

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Visitation: October 28, 2022 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home
3219 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

(304) 748-3219

Visitation: October 28, 2022 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home
3219 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

(304) 748-3219

Funeral: October 28, 2022 7:00 pm - October 26, 2022 8:00 pm

Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home
3219 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

(304) 748-3219

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  1. Rest In Peace uncle John I’ll miss you one thing I take with me from childhood days is how you had old antique car at grandmas backyard love you and you’ll be miss Sissy

  2. I got to know John pretty well the last couple of years. He was easy going and was was always a helluva nice guy. I’m glad that I got to know him and spend time with him. I’ll miss him.

    • Thank you so much Brian. We are so very thankful that Dad had a good friend in you. You and the other staff took great care of him and made him feel like he was at home and not in a nursing facility. From the bottom of our hearts we want to say thank you so much for being such an amazing person and caring friend that made his last few years happy ones, especially when we couldn’t be there. Much love.
      Lisa Bogo and Family

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