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Joseph D (JD) Cunningham

February 14, 2018
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Joseph D. (JD) Cunningham, Lehigh Acres, Florida, passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 11, 2018. Originally from Franklin, Pennsylvania, He is predeceased by his mother Bessie, his father William Sr., sisters Alice and Patsy. He is survived by his wife Debbie (King) Cunningham of Lehigh Acres, his brother William Cunningham Jr. of Franklin, PA and several nieces and nephews.

JD served with the United States Marine Corps from 1968 1970. He served in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Purple Heart with 1 Gold Star, the Vietnamese Service Medal with 2 clusters, and the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with palm and Gold frame He was active in the VFW Post 4174, having served as Past Commander and Senior Vice. He was also a member of American Legion Post 323 and The Military Order of the Purple Heart.

A Celebration of life ceremony is being planned. Contact VFW Post 4174 at 239-369-5100 for details.

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In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to a veteran service agency or St. Jude Children's Hospital. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery.



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